Sunday, April 27, 2014

RIP DJ Rashad

Posted By on Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Chicago electronic music giant DJ Rashad has died, according to Complex.com. Details are currently scarce, but it is believed that a drug overdose is the cause of death. DJ Rashad had been scheduled to perform at Detroit’s North End Studios, an “Inhale Art Expo” with Detroit's DJ Godfather on...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Metro Retro: Blowout '98 schedule

Posted By on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

With the annual Blowout music fest approaching April 30 through May 3, we thought we'd take some time to visit the ol' MT archives, and came up with this nostalgic ad for Blowout '98. Proof that MT was ahead of the curve, the second Blowout featured artists who would soon...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

City Slang: Watch a new clip from Super Duper Alice Cooper

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Rolling Stone has posted an exclusive clip from the forthcoming movie Super Super Alice Cooper. According to a statement, “In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time amongst some other familiar characters. Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment,...

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'Metro Times' seeking summer photography interns

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Metro Times is looking for photography interns to shoot events in and around Detroit this summer. Candidates should be able to provide 20-50 photos per event and attend at least two events per week. (The ideal candidate is plugged into Detroit's culture and nightlife and already attending concerts, festivals, art...

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Reviewing All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Perhaps a little surprisingly, there is a local slant to this live tribute, All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman, recorded this past January at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The musical director for the evening, the man with the unenviable task of pulling together a...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Once-controversial Diego Rivera murals now national landmark

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Image courtesy dia.org Oh, the irony — initially criticized as Marxist propaganda when Mexican muralist Diego Rivera painted them for the Detroit Institute of Arts in the early 1930s, Detroit Industry has now been designated as a a national landmark. The announcement was made Wednesday, according to the Detroit...

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Detroit area code 313 may be phased out

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Hey, everybody from the 313, start thinking of new numbers to rally around-- the longstanding Detroit area code may be phased out. Our friends over at the Detroit News report that pending a revised estimate next week, the North American Numbering Plan Administration will stop handing out 313 telephone...

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Final members selected for Red Wings arena Neighborhood Advisory Council

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Richard Etue, seen here, was one of 12 members elected to the Neighborhood Advisory Council on Wednesday, April 23. (Ryan Felton/Metro Times) Unfortunately, we were unable to attend last night's Neighborhood Advisory Council, which, in case you were unaware, is a 16-member board established to weigh in on...

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James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The Magic Bag in Ferndale will host James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets on Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. A press release reads, “James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this...

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City Slang: Dead Kennedys to have a holiday in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

The Dead Kennedys, still with local boy Klaus Flouride in the ranks, will play St. Andrew’s Hall on Tuesday, June 24. Alongside Flouride and fellow original members East Bay Ray and DH Peligro, the current lineup includes singer Ron “Skip” Greer, taking the place of Jello Biafra. Downtown Brown...

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