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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Glow up at Bevlove's monthly dance party at Deluxx Fluxx

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Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Bevlove is the Detroit R&B singer so fabulous that she graced the cover of Metro Times twice in one year. And her fabulosity is also such that she holds down a monthly night at Deluxx Fluxx, where she performs between sets from a lineup of DJs curated by her....

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Detroit's Paint Thinner release second record of the year at Outer Limits Lounge

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Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Detroit punk band Paint Thinner has been putting in the work. The band only released its first LP, The Sea of Pulp, in February, and is already dropping follow-up Hagioscope to the Heart this week, with a record release show on Saturday. While the band is new-ish to the...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Detroit jazz royalty Joan Belgrave heads to Ann Arbor's Blue LLama Jazz Club

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Joan Belgrave was pretty much born to do this. The soulful jazz vocalist from Detroit began her music career at just 3 years old, soon receiving vocal training from University of Michigan professor Dr. Willis Patterson. Her career was taken to the next level when she started collaborating with...

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Detroit's Electric 6 celebrate 20 years of high-voltage jams at Small's

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:52 AM

This is a 20-year milestone double-whammy. Hamtramck bar Small’s and heavy-hitting rock band Electric Six were both founded in 1999, and both are now institutions in their own rights. Small’s celebrated its big 2-0 with a birthday bash last month. Meanwhile, E6 celebrated by doing the only thing it...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rapper IDK contemplates God's existence at Detroit's El Club

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:27 PM

While Kanye West is off galavanting around the country with his Sunday Service, claiming to be some MAGA-hat-wearing conduit of divine power or whatever, Maryland rapper IDK is conducting a different type of sermon. For his major label debut, Is He Real?, the formerly incarcerated tutor and barber muses...

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Edgefest returns to Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House to celebrate out-of-the-box jazz

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Returning to push jazz to the limit is Edgefest — the four-day experimental avant jazz fest produced by Kerrytown Concert House, which makes its return to Ann Arbor with a roster of artists carrying the torch for the improvisational and collaborative genre. The award-winning fest, which was founded in...

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No, Elton John and his husband haven't used Eminem's intimate wedding gift... yet

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM

One is a glittery, hit-making “Rocket Man” and the other is an angsty hometown “Rap God.” All differences aside, Elton John and Eminem are just like a couple of cock rings in a pod, er, satin box. In an interview released by The Guardian on Saturday, during which the British...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Crowdfunding campaign launched to fix Grande Ballroom roof

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Last year, an inspection crowdfunded by a preservation group revealed that Detroit's historic 1960s rock 'n' roll venue, the Grande Ballroom, was structurally sound — and revived hope that the storied venue could one day return to "kick out the jams." However, the Friends of the Grande is now once...

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Detroit's Armageddon Beachparty to host performances by Native Age, Bad Fashion, and Craig Garwood

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Detroit’s ambassadors of psychedelia — Elena and Aubrey Smyth, aka Kozma and Motu — just so happen to run one of the cooler and under-the-radar venues in town, Armageddon Beachparty Lounge, and have curated an evening of tunes for indie music lovers. For starters, Warren-based four-piece the Native Age blends...

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Metro Detroit rock mainstay Pat Smillie releases first record in a decade at Token Lounge

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Now with Bob Seger retiring from the road, it’s up to some other Motor City artists to keep the soulful multi-faceted rock flame a-burnin’. Leave it to longtime performer Pat Smillie, who will return with his first record in a decade, Lonesome for a Long Time, to do some...

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