Fri, Aug 11
Sun, Aug 13
BFF FEST 3 DAY PASS
Mother Cyborg, VNESSWOLFCHILD, Little Animal, Anna Burch, Dear Darkness, Soft Location, don't (DET), Deekah Wyatt, Eliza Godfrey, Mahogany Jones, psp presents
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209
Watch & Listen
BFF FEST 3 DAY PASS
Join us for the 4rd annual BFF (Best Fest Forever) Fest!!!
By prioritizing the participation of women, femmes, queer, transgender, and POC performers BFF Fest strives to be thoughtful in the curation of our lineup to create visibility in a music scene dominated by patriarchal and institutionally racist cultural norms. We aim to build a stronger, more supportive, more diverse, and more balanced music scene in Detroit and the Midwest.
BFF Fest is a SAFE SPACE and a supportive environment free from any discrimination or oppressive actions of any kind.
Mother Cyborg cares about the future of technology and all the ways in which it can shape relationships.
The dance floor is where she heals and summons community. You can catch her every 1st Saturday at the Temple Bar in Detroit with special guests such as Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Ladymonix, Dj Ripley, and more.
She proudly identifies as a global team member of the resistance.
Detroit singer/songwriter, Anna Burch, came to Polyvinyl’s attention the same way most valuable discoveries happen. By word of mouth. Fellow Michigan native and longtime Polyvinyl artist, Fred Thomas, sent Burch’s demos to Polyvinyl in the summer of 2017 with a simple note; “This is not a drill. You need to hear this.”
Turns out Thomas was right.
After learning the ins and outs of playing live and recording with various acts over the last several years, Burch found herself accumulating a growing amount of solo material. These songs, full of sincerity and undeniable depth, caught the ears of Collin Dupuis (Angel Olsen, The Black Keys) who mixed the tracks and helped develop the final product into what would become her debut full-length album, Quit the Curse.
Dear Darkness are a post-punk duo whose sound is waxing and combustible—the rawer side of PJ Harvey mixed with the rock economy of The Ramones, the drama of Siouxie Sioux mixed with the faux-pomposity of Pulp. Dear Darkness’s music could be called “bedroom pop,” but if then, the curtains are drawn and the lamps are covered.