I’m no indie music fan, but I must admit I’m a little geeked about St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival coming to Metro-Detroit this Saturday, September 14th. I’ll spare you the impressive history of this Australian-born, worldwide festival, but suffice it too say the organizers were cool enough to choose the Detroit area for the festival’s first year in North American.
At its heart Laneway is kind of an indie pop music festival of up-and-coming acts that may shed light on the trajectory of global popular music over the next few years. So what the hell does this have to do with Detroit Techno House? Well I should mention there’s an entire stage curated by Movement Electronic Music Festival / Ghostly International featuring Matthew Dear, Shigeto and several other must-see Ghostly artists. It’s nice to see Ghostly repping hard at this event. And you already know how we feel about the Movement festival. Being an artist from the Detroit area myself, however, I’m curious to see performances by young, foreign, electro-pop groups such as CHVRCHES, AlunaGeorge and the like. They may be great, they may suck ass, but that’s the fun of going to a festival like this with a lot of acts who are on the rise. I’m hoping more than a few of them will be inspiring.
More info can be found at http://detroit.lanewayfestival.com