TOP 5 Can’t-Miss Parties of Movement Weekend
Written by: Phil Minnick
Techno Christmas is around the corner and with it comes lots and lots of parties! From daytime events and after-hours to 24+ hour marathons, there are a wide variety of options for the ultimate party animals that attend Movement Festival. It was difficult choosing our top 5 events as the list continues to get more impressive every year, but we think we managed to find a “can’t-miss” event every night of the weekend that will provide you with the ultimate Detroit partying experience. From Thursday, May 25 – Monday, May 29, here are our Top 5 “can’t-miss” parties of Movement weekend.
Residents Night: A Movement Warm up
Thursday, May 25 from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at TV Lounge
No brainer here, catch all the Detroit homies at TV Lounge while they make sure the bass machines are properly oiled up. Look for some madness from the My BaBY favorites. FREE all night.
Physical Therapy 3
Friday, May 26 from 6 p.m. – 4 a.m. at Marble Bar
Movement eve has a lot of options, but Physical Therapy rounds up all the Michigan area heavy-hitters in a marathon event. Lots of Ghostly International artists on the bill, so a diverse night of music is all but guaranteed. Catch Matthew Dear before he kills it as Audion at Movement. This is Shigeto and Laurel Halo’s only show of the Movement weekend. Marble Bar recently upgraded their sound system and their main room sounds incredible. The patio should also sound top notch for the Movement pregame event.
Tresor Berlin/Detroit – Building Bridges
Saturday, May 27 from 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. at Tangent Gallery
Tangent gallery is a cool spot near the Russel Industrial center in the northern area of Detroit. They are throwing a 3-day festival of Movement after parties. Day one is the Robotic Peacock favorite with a feature of Tressor, whose owner is actively planning to open a club in the old Packard plant. This could grow into a major event as that project grows. Saturday night will bring Silent Servant, Marcellus Pittman, Claude Young (who has a stellar residency going at TV Lounge) and many more. The Flowing + Terrence Dixon will likely be a top set of the entire weekend. Prepare for that Tressor Berlin vibe in the Tangent Gallery space.
OK Cool 5 Year Anniversary
Sunday, May 28 from 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. at TV Lounge
Go ahead and pre order tickets here before they sell out
OK Cool is coming back for their 5th year and we at Robotic Peacock always look back on this party as a highlight of the Movement weekend. This year’s lineup is insane. John Tejada, Danny Daze and Ardalan are exclusively dropping sets at TV for the after party of the weekend. Solar and Voightmann are making their Detroit debuts courtesy DAX and My BaBY. Others like Honey Dijon and Doc Martin top the bill with top notch talent keeping the party off the rails until 10 AM Monday morning. 3 separate stage areas will offer plenty of variety while giving all the DJs plenty of time to stretch out. This vibe and pace is always a welcome alternative to the blistering whirlwind that is Movement festival. Just remember to find time for sleep, and don’t do anything foolish like going straight to “Need I Say More” 😉
The ultimate Monday Movement Hookie Play – Need I say More & Where Are My Keys
OK, can’t pick one, but these two don’t overlap much 😉
Need I Say More XII
Monday, May 29 from 7:15 AM – ? at The Old Miami
Nothing official to report here other than the lineup is always unannounced until close to the show, and it never disappoints. No guest list, no presale, all proceeds have benefitted a local Detroit music program in the past. Visionquest runs all aspects of this one…who know Seth Troxler may be stamping your hand at the door. Plan on it if you just need to get a little too weird for Movement.
Where Are MY Keys Detroit Edition
Monday, May 29 from 9 AM – 4 AM at Marble Bar
A 19-hour party at Marble Bar from the Electric Pickle crew? Mix that Detroit and crazy Miami underground vibe? Sign us up! Come early, stay early, dance until your legs give out! Lots of international talent that’ll bring the disco, deep house funk including Red Axes, Young Marco, Tim Sweeney and Honey Soundsystem. Lots of soulful vibes to be found and plenty of DJ’s notorious for dropping vinyl sets. All the heads need to be there to close out Movement in style.