Hello to the fine fine readers of j’adore Detroit!

Your girl - Sara Aldridge here - pumped to share some local spots and events with you this summer.  

Up first, K A R A O K E!  

Born in Japan in the 70’s, karaoke has seen a continuous evolution throughout the past four decades.   It transcends race, gender, color, creed, and occupation.  In other words - everyone is doing it!  And it has become more than just a pop culture phenomena.  Karaoke is a celebration of the amateur instead of the auteur.  It is a safe space for people (maybe with the help of a few cocktails) to unveil themselves under the glimmering lights and find a sense of release, a chance for three or four minutes to morph into an alter-ego, to step outside of themselves, forget about the stack of unpaid bills, disconnect from work drama, and find a sense of freedom and peace. It is a place for bonding experiences and blatant shenanigans.

It is therapy... 

Karaoke in its own right is a form of magic.  Just as the shaman uses a wand, karaoke singers get to invoke their own magic through the microphone - it’s the medium in which we can transmit our own magical power.

Karaoke provides a way of purifying one’s soul through the voice. Karaoke is a way to exorcise one’s demon’s, it is a sort of religion.

Jennyoke - photo by BRUNO 

Jennyoke - photo by BRUNO 

Every week singers devoutly gather to testify at their favorite bars.

 

Looking for a place of karaoke worship?


Check out these local spots to invoke your singing sorcery


M O N D A Y

The Loving Touch, Ferndale

Marble Bar, Detroit

 

 

T U E S D A Y

Third Street, Detroit

 

W E D N E S D A Y  

Cadieux Café, Detroit

Gold Coast, Detroit

 

T H U R S D A Y

Inn Place, Royal Oak

 

F R I D A Y  

Our/Detroit, Detroit

 

S A T U R D A Y

Sneakers, Ferndale

 

S U N D A Y

Jennyoke, UFO Factory, Detroit

Kelly’s, Hamtramck


Let us know what your favorite songs are and where you karaoke!

 

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