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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Winter Blast adds 300-foot zip line to outdoor activities

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 8:46 AM

A 300-foot zip line joins the list of outdoor activities at Meridian Winter Blast this year.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Treat Dreams partners with Chez Chloe to bring you lava cake and ice cream

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Treat Dreams partners with Chez Chloe

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Recalling the demise of the downtown Detroit Hudson's building

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:27 PM

This afternoon, the Detroit Free Press republished a 1982 story from its archives on the then-imminent closure of downtown's J.L. Hudson's building. It's impossible to gloss over some of the eye-popping figures provided in the piece: Over 500,000 items were sold at any given moment across 25 floors and...

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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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People Mover to reopen today with free rides following Thursday night derailment

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Rides on the Detroit People Mover will be free today, after one rear car derailed Thursday night, forcing the entire downtown loop to close pending an investigation. The system is expected to reopen in the next few hours, according to the city. Around 10:10 p.m., a component on the rear...

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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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