Insane Clown Posse, with Clownvis, Hex Rated, Seen Loc, #PressPlayDoe, Falli and Wicked Pimpz, Saturday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m., blacksheeprocks.com.
n all likelihood, they are not insane, at least no more so than your average 21st-century millionaires. They’re also probably not clowns, except when they’re onstage, at photo ops or on social media. But Joseph “Violent J” Bruce and Joseph “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler most definitely lead their own posse, a fervent Juggalo fanbase that has spent the better part of this past decade on the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Gang Threat Assessment list. (Although, why anyone would trust an FBI investigation at this point is beyond me.) For nearly 30 years, the Insane Clown Posse masterminds have maintained their position as Detroit’s special gift to hardcore hip-hop, and even the most latent Juggalo knows that this chance to see them headline an outdoor parking lot party is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Yes, the Dark Carnival is finally coming to town; praise God and pass the Faygo.