Lou Barlow fights the power of slack

Lou Barlow fights the power of slack

The freed man


'Best Bars In America' celebration at Lager House tonight, with Royal Blackbirds, and steak

Tonight is Steak Night, which is reason enough to celebrate, but the spot is going to be featured on Esquire TV's Best Bars In America show. How righteous is that?

Concert Review: Daniel and the Lion at the Majestic

Five men in the world’s finest denim and one woman with a flute are the secrets to visual and musical success.

A chat with Jett Plastic's Jarrett Koral

Already almost famous

A new venue will host Mad Decent Block Party this year

Mad Decent Block Party makes a big move.

Show preview: William Hooker, Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, Federico Ughi at Trinos this Friday

When it comes to world class jazz, it's hard to get classier (and more essential) than this show Friday at Trinos.

Marcus Belgrave, Detroit jazz icon, dead at 78

MT's Larry Gabriel pens an obituary for jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.

Movement class of 2015: Tess Garcia, most likely to succeed

The 17-year-old junior at Bloomfield Hills High School just wrapped up her first weekend at the festival, after scoring a photographer’s press pass to shoot for New York-based photo and events site, guestofaguest.com.

Snoop Dogg gets funky with 'Bush'

Snoop Dogg is 22 years in and is still making albums worth listening to.

Rest in peace: trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Detroit's jazz patriarch

The great trumpeter was tutored by Clifford Brown before joining the Ray Charles touring band, and later worked with Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Gunther Schuller, Max Roach, Sammy Davis Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald, among others.

Concert review: Torres at the UFO Factory

WHO: Torres WHEN: May 22, 2015 WHERE: UFO Factory, Detroit

Sun Ra would be 101 years old, today

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.

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

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.

Concert review: Tennis at the Loving Touch

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

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

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

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

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.

Ghostly brings back 'Techno Rebels' T-shirts for Dan Sicko scholarship

Dan Sicko wrote the definitive book on Detroit techno.

Movement gets some new amenities

There's new stuff at Movement.

Wall Street Journal goes deep on Seger's "Night Moves"

A conversation with Erika from Interdimensional Transmissions

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