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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jack White's Madison Square Garden gig to be livestreamed

Posted By on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:06 AM

If you missed Jack White's recent tour for last year's Lazaretto, you're somewhat in luck: Pandora will livestream his sold out Jan. 30 gig at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bjork releases 'Vulnicura' ahead of schedule

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Bjork has officially released her new album, Vulnicura, two months ahead of schedule.

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Hodor from 'Game of Thrones' is also a DJ — and he's coming to Detroit

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Prepare for Kristian Nairn aka HODOR's upcoming Detroit DJ set.

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Check this revelatory electric John Lee Hooker performance live in Detroit, 1970

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 11:24 AM

It's hard to think of a blues musician more affiliated with Detroit than John Lee Hooker, who moved here in the late 1940s to work for Ford, play local clubs, and who then recorded dozens of great sides under various names for labels like Modern, Chess, Chance, De Luxe...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Here's the video for 'Detroit Vs. Everybody' by Eminem, et al.

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Today, Eminem unveiled the video for "Detroit Vs. Everybody," a six-minute track that's stuffed with local talent.

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These archival clips of Elizabeth Cotten playing guitar are heart-breakingly awesome

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987) was a self-taught left-handed guitarist whose highly rhythmic and deceptively simple style flummoxed other guitarists and made her an instant darling of the folk revival crowd.  Thank goodness the guitarist was recorded on film and video on multiple occasions. Before YouTube, you'd have to find...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

And now, the seven totally best Stooges covers!

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:31 PM

In this week's issue, I posted a cheeky playlist of the worst Stooges covers ever committed by humanity. That was pretty fun to do. But we don't only have hate here at the Metro Times. Even the most casual Detroit music fan's heart burns with love for the Stooges, forever,...

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Juan Atkins set to release his first new music as Model 500 in years; here's a taste

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Last year, word spread quickly that Detroit techno patriarch and all-around badass Juan Atkins would release his first new recordings as Model 500 in years at the end of January, this year. This here short promo video dropped the other day, but it's all we've heard thus far....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Father John Misty's 'I Love You, Honeybear' a sappy hit

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Father John Misty has just released the appropriately-titled I Love You, Honeybear, his second full-length release on Sub Pop.

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A humble soundtracking suggestion for the next State of the Union address

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM

We've all been waiting for our centrist and sensible president to come out and be anything remotely like the radical Marxist muslim socialist Afrocentric Christian gun-meting crazed super-liberal president that the Koch bros. and Roger Ailes would have one believe he is. Next year, I want him to step...

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