Stoked to be playing and attending this fest in Detroit. Tons of great people involved!

RSVP / More info here:

This is it!
The 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Michigan’s biggest, best and most affordable extreme music showcase: ULTRA MEGA AWESOME EXTREME!
We’ve pulled out all the stops to ensure that UMAE8 is on your “best parties of 2015” list!
Don’t let your friends rub it in your face how much fun it was!



The Sanctuary
1501 E Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234

Doors at 9:00pm.
Music will begin promptly at 9:30pm.


We try to keep these events inexpensive so that everyone gets a chance to attend.
Door profits help with gas for touring artists, labor and sustaining the awesome venues we work with.

Keep your drinks (21+) inside, please.
No smoking inside or in front of the building.


20 minute sets from 14 insane (local and touring) live acts!
All killer! No filler!

Fully transformed space by Eric Stephenson & Vincent Trotto.
Video projections by Walk In Circles & Ohhinaifu.


Web/print fliers by Andrea Befunderbunk.

Video flier for UMAE8 by Tony Miller.
Watch & share:


Pictures, audio & video from previous UMAE events at:


You too can help make this event awesome by spreading the word and inviting your friends!


Here’s the lineup:

8cylinder (Pittsburgh, PA) []

Hacker, maker, coder and musician, 8cylinder, is a well-rounded example of contemporary DIY aesthetics who is sure to excite the earbuds with his raw, pounding alien sounds.

Cutups (Pittsburgh, PA) []

Pittsburgh mainstay, Cutups, is an events curator, one man record distro and DJ who’s been keeping parties hype since the ’90s with his extensive knowledge of quite literally all spectrums of music.

Decide Today (Cincinnati, OH) []

Cincinnati DIY anarcho hardcore. Radical sound to match radical message!!!

Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit, MI) []

The Detroit Party Marching Band is an ever-evolving collective of Detroit area musicians devoted to unanticipated revelry, driving jams and the power of the un-amplified horn blast.

Divtech (Nomadic) []

Abrasive beats for social change and the creation of positive alternate realities, because this one is hell.

Hobert Europe (Detroit, MI) []

From the ashes by special request for a last man standing breakcore set.

Kkrusty (Chicago, IL) []

Kkrusty mixes sometimes sweet, sometimes epic melodies, pounding, danceable rhythms that can turn any room into a frothing mess of nuclear gleeful madness!

Mavis Concave (Cincinnati, OH) []

Ex-Realicide drum machinist, recently back in the game after a 4+ year hiatus. Broken beat digital hardcore meets future bass and sound collages. “OX the BASS!”

Mike Bison (Detroit, MI)

Killer drum n’ Atari duo returns after an extended hiatus to put you on your ass!

Saskrotch (Chicago, IL) []

Musician, double label manager, and self proclaimed King of Chipbreak, Nigel Shields, AKA Saskrotch, is a lovely young man from the village of almost-Chicago.

Scissor Now (Ann Arbor, MI) []

Female-fronted Ann Arbor prog/punk supergroup.

Snesei (Detroit, MI) []

The go-to-guy for danceable chiptune, Snesei will be bringing to us what he refers to as “cute melodies over dank ass saw waves.”

Super Thing (Ypsilanti, MI) []

A psych/doom chimera formed by two young men from Ypsilanti.

The Amino Acids (Detroit, MI) []

Crash landed on this blue planet in your year 1965. Met J.R.”Bob” Dobbs, who told them to come back in semi-human form in 1998 and destroy the PINKS and NORMALS with AMINO-RAWK.

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