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Artist Spotlight: The Dropout

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Andrew Ficker is multi-instrumentalist the Dropout.

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: The Dropout

Lineup: The Dropout is multi-instrumental producer Andrew Ficker

History: Ficker was part of electro-punk band Nigel & the Dropout. He got his name because he's a high school dropout, having left school at age 16 to teach himself how to program computers. 

Sound: Electronic dance music. 

Next: The Dropout will return to the local stage for the first time in a while on Saturday at Deluxx Fluxx in Detroit. He has new lights, new songs and will celebrate the release of a new record "Lonely City," which is a collaboration between Ficker and other area musicians. Bob Lemon and Skyrise also play after doors open at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $5. Deluxx Fluxx is at 1274 Library in Detroit. Visit andthedropout.com for more information. 

Melody Baetens