Friday, May 22, 2015

Sun Ra would be 101 years old, today

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:22 PM

In the 1980s, I saw Ra and the Arkestra play close about thirty shows. I was in the right place and it was totally the best time! Here are a few clips to get lost in. [embed-11] [embed-12] [embed-13] [embed-14] [embed-10] ...

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Record review: 'Joy In My Soul' by the Soul Stirrers

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:02 PM

The best ten bucks I've spent on a new release in some time has to be the two disc set Joy In My Soul: The Complete SAR Recordings (Abkco). Produced by Teri Landi and with notes by Bill Dahl, it's just remarkable music.

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Chicago isn't Detroit: Detroit is Iraq

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 9:57 AM

OK, sure — there are some important differences between Chicago's and Detroit's situations. But what about Iraq's and Detroit's?

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Concert review: Tennis at the Loving Touch

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:08 PM

WHO: Tennis WHEN: May 20, 2015 WHERE: The Loving Touch, Ferndale

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Moroun family not so bad, says Moroun family

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Matthew Moroun, of the Moroun family, insists that the Moroun family is taking good care of its vacant lots and buildings slated for demolition.

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Falling Down Beer Company will open a new location in Oxford

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Falling Down Beer Company will open another location.

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'Jam Pony Expressway through Your Skull: Taking the Detroit-Miami Line'

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:26 PM

Don't miss Dave Tompkins and Mike Rubin's presentation at the Michigan Sound Conference, Friday May 22.

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Psych-folk outsider legend Dave Bixby plays Trinos solo tomorrow, for free

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM

It's possible Bixby might perform the entirety of his classic record from start to finish. also, he'll probably play in one of the large windows bays rather than on the stage, so that everyone in the cafe can see him better and because that will look really cool.

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