Monday, April 27, 2015

Make sure you're at the Blowout 18 Launch Party (otherwise known as your last chance to get $20 all-access wristbands)

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:45 PM

An all access weekend pass for Metro Times' Blowout 18, which gets you into as many shows as you can stand in four days at dozens of venues in three cities, is still just $20. Buy your ticket here, now — right now, before the price goes up in...

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Eastern Market has a new website

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Eastern Market has a new website, and it's light-years ahead of its former design. Now, online visitors can explore vendors, markets (yes, there are more than just the Saturday market), upcoming events, maps, job opportunities, community involvement, and much, much more all in one, easy-to-navigate place. There's also plenty...

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Dan Gilbert-associated firm to make football helmets in Southwest Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for companies associated with Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, said on Monday it will mark the launch of a production facility in Southwest Detroit for Xenith, a company that makes football helmets.  Xenith was founded in 2004 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The company developed a...

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Rolling Stone names Detroit's Movement and Rothbury's Electric Forest two of 50 must-see festivals in the world

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:09 PM

Rolling Stone calls Movement and Electric Forest two of the 50 best festivals in the world.

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Video shows Inkster cops laughing, fist-bumping after Floyd Dent beating

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM

WDIV-TV Channel Four reporter Kevin Dietz obtained video that appears to show Inkster police officers yucking it up after arresting Floyd Dent, a 57-year-old Detroit native. One of the officers, William Melendez was charged in connection with the rough arrest of Dent, after patrol cam footage showed Dent was repeatedly...

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Mary Wilson offers advice for traveling to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:08 PM

The Supremes singer offers British travelers advice.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Michigan gay marriage case tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM

A Hazel Park couple's three-year court fight to win the right to marry will culminate Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court. April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who sued Michigan over the state’s same-sex marriage ban in 2013, sought a review of their lawsuit from the nation's highest court in...

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The Space Lady plays UFO Factory this Sat., May 2

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Aside from being the most nominally perfect matchup — a fact I'm sure will not be lost on the artist, Susan Dietrich, herself — this is definitely a show not to miss: Space Lady at UFO Factory this Saturday, May 2. The tag line for her website reads "Ethereal...

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Here's footage from the first passenger flight from Detroit to Cleveland in 1928

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM

As we lurch headfirst into another workweek showered with status updates, Google alerts, and tweet after tweet all whizzing by us at lightning speed, take pause this Monday morning to look back on the triumphs of a different era, thanks to King Rose Archives who published this video of the...

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Update: Kid Rock to play record-breaking 10 hometown gigs this summer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Even though we once crowned him "Boob of the Year," we've got to hand it to Kid Rock for fighting the concert ticket-industrial complex. Just as he did in 2013, Rock announced a summer tour today that will feature $20 tickets.

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