Thursday, February 20, 2020

Performer Tunde Olaniran is one of four Flint-based artists selected for UM residency

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 1:04 PM

Flint artist Tunde Olaniran is no stranger to creating bold and expressive performative work that bridges emotional, cultural, and musical divides — but he's also very well-versed in making music you can, like, really dance to. In an announcement made Thursday, the University of Michigan's University Musical Society has...

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Notable sadboi The Weeknd is coming to Detroit this summer

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Good news for sad, horny people who love to stay up until 4 a.m.: The Weeknd, aka crooner Abel Tesfaye, announced his new headlining world tour that includes a stop at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Tickets start at $29.75 and go on sale at...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Third Man Records reissued 3 records by French pop star France Gall — and it's throwing a party at Detroit's UFO Factory

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Detroit — or should we say, Détroit — is about to get a lot more French (again). Jack White’s Third Man Records has reissued three classic LPs by ’60s French pop star France Gall — Baby Pop, 1968, and Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son — that represent some...

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Deaf artist and D-PAN co-founder Sean Forbes heads to Detroit's Third Man Records for latest record release

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:59 PM

The last time Metro Times caught up with deaf artist Sean Forbes, he was gearing up to do something that had never been done before — the Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience. The 2018 event found Forbes and longtime friend, collaborator, and composer Jake Bass teaming up with the...

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Detroit duo Cousin Mouth gears up to support Tyler, the Creator fave Slow Hollows at Deluxx Fluxx

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:45 PM

To say a band is truly doing something unique is basically a hyperbole these days. But when it comes to Cousin Mouth, producer and beatmaker Lexi and singer-songwriter Alex Burns actually are making something special. Formed in 2014, Cousin Mouth synced up with the artists embedded in the creative...

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The Detroit Cobras strike again — this time, with new tunes at El Club

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:13 PM

The name “the Detroit Cobras” should sound familiar to anyone who was part of the rock 'n' roll scene in the pre-Quicken Loans/luxury condo-covered era of the Motor City. Since 1994, “the world’s most original cover band” formed by Steve Shaw and led by garage-rock goddess Rachel Nagy has done...

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Wild and crazy amigos Steve Martin and Martin Short will perform in metro Detroit this summer

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Some relationships are built to withstand the test of time: Brad and Angelina. Johnny and Winona. Pete and Ariana. OK — so maybe not all relationships are as bulletproof as the one forged by comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, who, for the better part of the past...

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The Foo Fighters head to Detroit as they revisit first-ever tour itinerary for 25th anniversary

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 10:28 AM

We've got another confession to make... The Foo Fighters are celebrating 25 years of foo-ing and fighting with a U.S. tour. It was announced Tuesday that the Dave Grohl-led outfit would embark on a celebratory anniversary tour, commemorating the silver anniversary of when the Foo Fighters performed in a...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Godfather of goth Nick Cave taps Weyes Blood for North American tour, including Detroit stop

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Time to get weepy, folks. Australian macabre crooner Nick Cave and his longtime backing band, the Bad Seeds, announced a North American tour on Tuesday with Sub Pop darling and “nostalgic futurist” Natalie Mering, who performs as Weyes Blood. The 18-date outing, which starts in September, will carry Cave...

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The freaks are off the leash — Korn announces metro Detroit tour stop with Faith No More

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM

“Boom-na-da-noom-na-na-ne-ma/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/ Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/ Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/ Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/ Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/ Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na/Da-boom-na-da-noom-na-na-me-na,” said Korn fans everywhere on Tuesday when it was announced that the nu-metal statesmen would embark on a North American outing with fellow hardrock heavyweights Faith No More later this year. The 26-city co-headlining trek kicks off in August out of Denver and...

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