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Awkward Theory

April 13 @ 8:00 pm11:55 pm

El Club x Awkward Theory


Awkward Theory is a Hip Hop driven collective from Southwest Detroit. Awkward Theory is best known for accompanying a juxtaposition of soft vocals and gritty lyrics alongside their mix of live instrumentation with sounds influenced by classic hip hop, rock, punk, and folkloric Latin strings. They leave listeners captivated by the haunting sounds of lead guitarist/singer Gabriel Duran as he counterbalances both the mood and angst felt from the gritty and honest flows spit by DeMaciiio and Supreme Flows.  Using words to paint an auto-biographical picture of what it’s like to come from a newly remembered city’s forgotten inner city streets. Awkward Theory’s music captures the heart and soul of young people growing up in a community subjected to a revitalization that would rather marginalize and replace them rather than stabilize and uplift them. Something that people young and old can identify with and hold onto as they experience the same struggles in their own lives and neighborhoods.


Jay Squared brings more to the table than any ordinary Detroit emcee. His eclectic sound combined with his ability to melodically present his audience with stories from his past, present and what he aspires to be in the future, is what sets him apart from the rest. Creating a name for himself in the city alongside other members in the collective, Forever Golden, Jay Squared has released three major projects to this day, Symmetry, The Stargazer E.P, and The Time L.P, which have brought in nearly one million plays on Soundcloud.


Curtis Roach is a leader in the new wave of Hip Hop coming out of the Motor City. At only seventeen years old, Curtis has created quite the name for himself in the metro Detroit area. His music provides listeners with excitement and thrill as he captivates their attention through the use of tonal inflection. Curtis Roach not only has the ability to engage his audience in a live performance, but he has also created a unique image associated to his name and music.

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April 13
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm