Gabriel & Dresden Elektricity • 8/24
The two-time WMC Best American DJ award recipients reunited less than two years ago and have since picked up where they left off, electro-billowing on the dance floor. The duo is the San Franciscan combination of DJs and producers Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden. And in the totality of their duo, they have won seven international Dance Music Awards and have had 19 #1 Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Remixes and Tracks. Their artfully electric remixes take over the dance floor with a trance-progressive feel that encompasses a calming energized power. Doors at 9 p.m., more info at elektricitymusic.com.
Jello Biafra Smalls • 8/25
Jello Biafra, spawn of the San Francisco punk band the Dead Kennedys and co-founder of the Alternative Tentacles record label, has been back on the rock stage for the past few years with his most recent band Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. Biafra has been entangled with a plethora of passions throughout his career—spoken word artist, mayoral candidate, presidential candidate and avid Green Party member in addition to his always-evolving music. Biafra will be rolling in to Hamtramck this Saturday with his School of Medicine in tow, ready to teach you how to never let the pure passion for rock die. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at smallsbardetroit.com.
paxahau anniversary New Center Park • 8/25
From 8 p.m. until midnight, celebrate and enjoy all the amazingness that Paxahau has brought to the Motor City (and the world) by partaking in their awesome and FREE anniversary party in NCP, starring none other than Detroit native son and dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke. The after party will be taking place at Northern Lights Lounge (for the 21+ crowd, of course). And in addition to Saturday's events, Exodus will also be having an anniversary warm-up party on Thursdary, featuring sounds by Chuck Flask, Keith Kemp and Joshua Harrison. But wait, there's more! Paxahau has also teamed up with Red Bull House of Art and Audio Rescue Team for a special evening of art and music – featuring Tour Detroit DJs on Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. More info at paxahau.com.
Burger Brawl 2012 Eastern Market • 8/25
Who doesn't love a good burger? And how about a good, old-fashioned food challenge too? The Detroit Burger Brawl 2012 is a burger competition of a different breed – featuring local food critics, burger aficionados and much more! Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Greektown Casino Hotel, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel, O'Connor's Irish Pub, Townhouse Bistro, Mt. Chalet and many more will be squaring off in several categories, to determine the best burgers in Motown. Starts at 11 a.m., with more info at detroitburgerbrawl.com.
Gator Jakes 8 Year Anniversary Party Gator Jakes • 8/22
Help Gator Jakes celebrate their age with a huge anniversary party. A complimentary buffet will be the fuel you need to dance all night long as a live DJ spins non-stop, heating up the dance floor. By the end of the night you'll be whipping out your coolest dance moves once the $1 drink specials and $1 beers specials start to beat through your veins. Party starts at 6 p.m., for more info call 586-983-3700.
ipa tap takeover Tom's Oyster Bar • 8/23
Head over to Tom's in Royal Oak this Thursday for a very special invasion of their beloved beer taps – all of your favorite IPAs will be featured for the day. Arcadia, Dark Horse, Bell's, Founder's, Short's, Stone, Blue Pointe, Lagunita's, Kuhnhenn and more will be available for your happy consumption, in addition to the fantastic menu and ambience that Tom's provides each and every day! More information available at tomsoysterbar.com or 248.541.1186.
Nadastrom The Magic Stick • 8/25
If you take DJ partners Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom and combine them into one, Nadastrom is conceived. Their tempos have a quick energy with a tribal percussion element and heavy bass beats. Nadastrom are the creators of the house genre of Moombahton, which comprises of slowing down electro house music to a tempo that resembles that of a reggaeton beat. So come get your electro-Moomba on this Saturday! Doors at 9 p.m., more info at majesticdetroit.com.