Friday, July 22, 2016

Patterson, Hackel square off with Regional Transit Authority over proposed millage

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 5:22 PM

The pair, in a joint statement, also said they were concerned about proposals to transfer oversight of the Q-Line streetcar — formerly known as the M-1 Rail line — in Detroit to the RTA.

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Tunde Olanrian's new music video for 'Namesake' is a DIY masterpiece

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Flint-based artist and all around badass Tunde Olanrian just released a new music video for his song "Namesake" and let me tell you people, it is a fucking jam. We've always been slightly obsessed with this standout track from his 2015 album "Transgressor", but the new music video is...

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Detroit design companies to appear in French exhibition

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Detroit-based designers will have exhibitions on the future of work.

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New tiered sign language interpreter system takes effect

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Since July 7, a new system for sign language interpreters in Michigan requires different levels of expertise for different situations. As Michigan civil rights law calls for, if someone is in need of an interpreter one needs to be provided to them, but up until now that interpreter did...

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Don't be late for Mothers and Stef at El Club

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Ga.-based visual artist Kristine Leschper. It has since become a bit of a viral sensation thanks to her captivating and personal sound. Fleshed out with a full, engaging band, this is emotional yet proggy post-punk pop. It’s music for...

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Makeup artists Kat Von D, Jeffree Star fight over Detroit graphic designer

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Two makeup moguls — Jeffree Star and Kat Von D — have each gone viral with videos explaining their sides of a fight they've made very public.  At the center of the debacle is Detroit tattoo artist and graphic designer B.J. Betts.   It all publicly started when Von D...

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Hear a softer squawk from former Black Crowes guitarist

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:34 PM

As you’ve probably heard, last year Rich Robinson made it official that the multiplatinum rock band The Black Crowes (which he and his brother Chris had founded some 20 years earlier) were calling it quits. All good things must come to an end, of course, and the pleasant result...

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Texas A&M professor thinks Detroit should just die off

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:11 PM

The Atlantic published an article this week speculating and hypothesizing about the future of the Rust Best, including the city we call home. The article, entitled "Do Parts of the Rust Belt 'Need to Die Off'?" displays a picture of Detroit's skyline with a vacant house in Brush Park...

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Get the whiskey sweats with the Temperance Movement

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Contrary to what their name might imply, the Temperance Movement will have you drunk in love with their modern spin on classic British blues-based rock music, a la John Mayall and Eric Clapton. With special guests the Stone Foxes, the intimate setting of the Shelter is the perfect setting...

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Decomposing body found under garbage in Hazel Park home

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Police are investigating a home where a man's decomposing body was found buried under garbage, as first reported by WXYZ Detroit. Hazel Park police were first called to the 140 block of Milton on Monday. When they arrived at the home, police found "feces, trash, and a large amount of...

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