James 'Blood' Ulmer returns for the Detroit Jazz Festival

James 'Blood' Ulmer returns for the Detroit Jazz Festival

Unchained harmolody


Why dance music isn’t always ‘EDM’

A recording artists and label head tells us: "Techno and house are set apart from EDM because there is an inherent struggle linked to the music."

Duane gets fashionable in new 'You Got Style' video

"Someone said it used to sound like it was made in '83. But now it sounds like it was made in '91 or '92."

Just announced: Deerhunter, Steve Gunn, Mavericks, and Nero

We come bearing more excellent news for Detroit area music fans. Tickets are now on sale for the following events.

Hear a brand new Apollo Brown track, “Not That Guy,” featuring Your Old Droog

As a preview for Apollo Brown’s highly anticipated 'Grandeur' album, check out the single for “Not That Guy” which features NY’s own Your Old Droog.

Detroit native Clifton Ross III is a finalist on BET's ‘Sunday Best’

Ross competes against all of the show's previous contestants as part of the show's #SBAllStars season.

How a boom bap, business-savvy Downriver emcee is making his mark

The beat and the Irishman

Attention Detroit lovebirds: Skrillex and Diplo need you for new video

On Monday, Diplo tweeted that they are looking for local "young couples" for a video shoot in Detroit.

Check out Illa J's heartfelt new single, which directly addresses his brother's legacy

It’s no secret that J Dilla has become more popular to mainstream music fans in death. He’s the constant “your favorite producer's favorite producer.” Illa J acknowledges that the rise in attention to his brother’s legacy is great. But some artists and emcees just want to capitalize off the late beat maker’s name and sound.

Patti Smith wrote a song for the 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' finale

Well, this is weird.

Show review: Rusted Root at Saint Andrews Hall

Four out of five hackeysacks for effort; they seem to know what people want to hear, and play it well

Just announced: The Weeknd at the Palace of Auburn Hills Nov. 7; tickets on sale Friday

Whether you've been a fan of this creative juggernaut for years, or you just love that "Can't Feel My Face" song (or both), you might want to consider attending this event.

Show Review: Aretha Franklin at Chene Park Sat., August 22

Aretha Franklin and the Isley Brothers more than delivered at Chene Park this weekend.

Man attacked in Birmingham for not liking Kid Rock

How do you not like Kid Rock? Let us count the ways ...

Country star Frankie Ballard to headline benefit for Humble Design at the Fillmore on Sept. 19

Humble Design is a non-profit dedicated to helping homeless families in need. Frankie Ballard is a rising star in country music. This benefit looks like a very worthy event.

Is this the best-named mixtape of the year? Captwolf's 'Liquor Store Pizza Party At My Crib'

"All together, LSPPMC is an end of the summer tape by a group of young men trying to expand the city's sonic palette." Bravo! Please do check this out if you have a spare minute.

Is this the best album cover art of the year? 'Colonial Donuts' by Bill Orcutt and Jacob Felix Heule

You decide! Go on, be the decider. Best album cover art for the year — yes or no? (The answer is "yes.")

DeJ Loaf gets the Nardwuar treatment

In some music circles, you aren't legit until you get interviewed by the infamous Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

Event preview: Transmit+ at DIME, Sat., August 29

The conference seems to aim to gather a diverse community of artists and musicians to talk about the music world and how to make it as an artist in the Internet age, as well as just to have fun while hearing great young artists.

Just announced: Jesse Cook at ROMT, Odesza at Masonic

Tickets go on sale Friday for Jesse Cook at ROMT on Monday, October 26, and for Odesza at the Masonic on Friday, November 20.


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