FOURCULTURE MAGAZINE:
Discover BFF Fest

DETROIT MUSIC MAGAZINE:
THE DMM GUIDE TO BFF FEST 2016

DETROIT FREE PRESS:
BFF (Best Fest Forever) music festival in Detroit

THE CW50:
Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 7/25 – BFF Fest Edition!

CRITICAL MOMENT:
Girls to the Front: Seraphine Collective by Patience Young on Spring 2016

HYPERALLERGIC:
A Music Festival for the Underrepresented in Detroit by Sarah Rose Sharp on July 31, 2015

WDET:
Two members recently swung into Culture City. Jen David performs as Jenny Junior. Augusta Rose is a noise artist who plays in a band called Double Winter. David tells WDET’s Travis Wright that the group, which has grown considerably, all started with one woman. The BFF Fest takes place this Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and features bands such as Cheerleader and R. Ring, we listened to their songs “Quencher” and “See,” respectively.

METROTIMES:
“There are a lot of great musicians here, obviously, but maybe more important than any specific musicians, are folks doing work to promote and vitalize the wider artistic community. Seraphine Collective is a feminist collective working to build infrastructure and community around increased inclusion in the music scene, particularly focused on female-identified musicians. They do a lot of stuff — put on shows, make mixtapes, and zines. But most importantly, they bring a much needed intentionality to the rock scene here.” Bonny Doon on the release of their first 7-inch – Metrotimes

DETROIT MUSIC MAGAZINE:
“Probably the biggest surprise of the year was the totally unexpected (and beyond rad) mixtape compiled by the Seraphine Collective. They hosted their first annual BFF Fest in July, and this tape showcases that lineup. From popular local acts to relative unknowns, Seraphine somehow coaxed these artists to pour all of their soul into one song each for the compilation. The result is the most eclectic example of current DIY musicians in and around Detroit. These artists live at house shows and in the basements of bars. Seraphine has aspirations to renovate a vacant building somewhere in Southwest Detroit to serve as an active and supportive space for female musicians. The Collective hopes to “include a performance venue, recording studio, record label, rehearsal studios, lessons, classes, and a resource library of publications, records, instruments and equipment.” —Joe The Year in Music 2014: Detroit’s 10 Best Albums – Detroit Music Magazine

DETROIT NEWS:
Get friendly with the BFF music fest 

HIP IN DETROIT:
BFF Fest – July 26: Seraphine Collective Shifts the Scene’s Status Quo