Support Your Local Techno Club

Chris Macom —  August 14, 2013 — 1 Comment

motor loungeThe scene in Detroit is definitely alive and kicking and bars like the Works, Grasshopper Underground, and TV Bar have been a blessing with their weekly offerings of electronic music. A ton of events are thrown in these venues and techno fans in Detroit often frequent each multiple times per week, and although they are good establishments with lovely decor, the repetitiveness of frequenting them can leave one wishing for a change of scenery.

I remember myself feeling like this years back when parties were thrown at Motor Lounge and The Chop Shop. It seemed like every event was at one of those two venues until one day, they both disappeared. On top of that, with crack laws shutting down raves, electronic events were becoming scarce all around. I later found myself wishing for Motor to be back and desiring to party at the Chop Shop once again. It took their demise for me to really realize how important they were.

We all know that there are not many people in Detroit anymore and the financial situation is horrible. I feel that we really need to give props to the clubs, bars, and “other” venues that provide underground music with a proper avenue. These places could easily bank off of Top 40/Club music but instead they choose underground electronic music and that makes them fucking awesome. Don’t take them for granted like I did years back. Appreciate that a scene is here, because it won’t last forever. Bars change and so does the music. Take it in now.

Chris Macom


Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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One response to Support Your Local Techno Club

  1. Appreciate the fact that the scene still exists, is still fresh and innovating even today, and still exists with people our age. Some cities out here have next to NOTHING in the way of techno unless it’s a few times a year. Even then, it’s usually the popular dance crap deal loved by those who were born after 1995.

    It’s pretty dry out here for those who want the underground sound in a scene not populated by teenagers and early twenty-somethings. I have to travel far away to Detroit to hear the good stuff. Could stop on the way in Toledo as they also have a scene (albeit much smaller), but let’s not split hairs.

    I feel old now.

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