XLR8R is heading out to Detroit this weekend where we will be reporting back our experience at Movement Festival as well as the many tasty after-parties. As such, the majority of our picks for this weekend are shamelessly geared towards the many events we look forward to attending.
May 22 Sanctuary One / Los Angeles, USA
The inaugural Sanctuary One party will take place at Hollywood's Golden Box featuring XLR8R podcast alumni Fort Romeau on his first West Coast performance. Check out our recent Q&A with the London based Ghostly International artist.
May 23 - 24 Movement Festival / Detroit, USA
The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination, This six stage, techno heavy, three day long festival is a staple for any US based techno lover. This year's edition include acts like Ben Klock, Carl Craig, Fort Romeau, Floorplan, Octave One, Recondite, and many many many more.
May 23 Eden One / Detroit, USA
The Detroit based record label Modern Cathedrals take over the Garden Theater for a solid night headlined by Vatican Shadow, and supported by Mira's Covered in Sand, Downwards' Marshstepper, and Northern Electrics Varg.
May 23 Club Toilet - Queer Movement Afterhours / Detroit, USA
This highly anticipated event is a collaboration between a few gay scene promoters from around the country including Detroit's Macho City, Pittsburgh's Honcho, and NYC's WRECKED, and will feature performances by for instance Chicago's The Black Madonna, Wrecked's Ryan Smith, Aaron Clark, Jeffrey Sfire, and more.
May 25 Dirty Epic pres. Anthology - An Official Movement Afterparty / Detroit, USA
Dirty Epic brings Anthology to Detroit and promises to live up to the name featuring a showcase from NY's The Bunker that includes a live extended set by Atom & Tobias, Move D and Jonah Sharp live as Reagenz, Tin Man and Gunnar Haslam live as Romans, Derek Plaslaiko b2b Mike Servito and Bunker's own Bryan Kasenic, as well as other interesting acts.