Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Big Makeover Plan: Cass-Davenport Historical District revamped

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

The $17 million renovation of the Cass-Davenport Historical District (which honors the architectural and social significance of four buildings: The Davenport Apartments, Chesterfield Apartments, Aderna Court Apartments, and Naomi Apartments) began this past Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Mayor Mike Duggan. The project, estimated to finish...

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Last minute Blowout updates

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

There are a couple of last minute updates to the Blowout schedule to tell you about. At 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Whiskey in the Jar in Hamtramck, listed as “To Be Determined” in the newspaper, The Bronze Way will perform.The Westland band says, “My dream of performing...

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City Slang: Merry Blowout, everyone

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Hang up your decorations and leave out some milk and cookies. Blowout is here again, and for lovers of Detroit music it might as well be Christmas. The format has changed but the principle is still the same – shit-hot local music, and lots of it. Anything could happen...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A brief chat with Joey Southside of The Banner

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Since forming in 2003, The Banner has been one of the most ferocious and genre-defying hardcore (or metal-core or horror-core – see what we mean?) bands on the national punk scene, bursting out of Jersey in a blur of hyper-fast riffs and super-pissed vocals. There’s a strong Gothic tint...

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Op-Ed: Move over, Shinola — Packard Detroit’s artisanal handcrafted Coney Dogs are literally Detroit’s only hope

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Detroit may be fucking broke — but it has a golden, shiny beacon of hope in Packard Detroit. While auto manufacturing left the city long ago, Packard Detroit is proving that Detroiters can still make nice things with their artisanal handcrafted expensive Coney Dogs. But Packard Detroit is...

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City Slang: Music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Sïck’s Born Wild is a welcome breath of fresh air in Detroit right now. The band, which we interviewed in February, told us...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Curt Guyette featured on My TV20 discussing Metro Times cover story

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Curt Guyette, investigative reporter for the ACLU of Michigan and former news editor of Metro Times, was featured this weekend on My TV20's "Detroit Wants 2 Know," a local talk show hosted by political analyst Steve Hood, for a segment on his recent Metro Times cover story, "Anatomy...

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Deadline nearing for Midtown Viaducts Public Art project

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Hey, Detroit's creative class — if you haven't already, there's still time to submit a proposal for the Midtown Viaducts project. The project will give two railroad bridges, located between Baltimore and Amsterdam streets in TechTown, a much-needed makeover. According to Midtown Detroit, Inc: Originally constructed in 1934, these...

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A New Taste Of Frankenmuth: Bavarian Inn unveils new bar

Posted on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM

By Ayana Bryant-Weekes The Bavarian Inn Restaurant, home of the world-famous Frankenmuth-style chicken dinner, turned the old Roof Garten into a casual, contemporary dining space featuring all things Michigan: Michigan-sourced food, Michigan craft-brewed beer, Michigan wines and Michigan cocktails. Construction began Monday, Feb. 17 with the ribbon-cutting unveiling occurred April...

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City Slang: Battlecross rules the DMAs

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I will only say nice things. I will only say nice things. I will only say nice things. At the 2014 Detroit Music Awards, honors were dealt out to Jill Jack, the Infatuations, Carolyn Striho, Funky D Records, Sean from Cybertrybe you know the drill. Nice things. Nice...

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