Photos by Items Things /
Down & Out Detroit photo gallery
From the first days of their careers, Items & Things label owners Magda, Troy Pierce & Marc Houle have always had a deep love & appreciation for the intimate. The dark & dirty. The underground. As a means to showcase talent on the Items & Things label, they have put together their own version of a special night – Down & Out.
Bringing their heaviest artillery in tracks, a stash of smaller-room sounds, and a vibe that feels more 'family' than club-land...sometimes even inviting friends to play D&O with them (past guests have included Chloe, Jimmy Edgar).
The concept visually – is to enter a space that feels new. Maybe you've been to the location 20 times, but the night you walk in the door for D&O it makes you feel like you're discovering it for the first time. Fans should expect detail in decoration, excellent visual graphics & lighting effects, and more surprises!
Down & Out nights are about music you can reach out & touch. Big music for sweatier spaces.
Besides the special decoration and production, the line-up of a Down & Out event will always feature all three Items & Things founders Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce, plus their guests.