Monday, October 16, 2017

Detroit to host ‘8 Mile’ 15th anniversary red carpet event

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Fifteen years ago, Eminem's 8 Mile made its Detroit premiere at the former Phoenix Theatres on — where else? — Eight Mile Road. To celebrate the film's anniversary, the theater (now called Bel Air Luxury Cinema) will host a special red carpet screening. The theater has partnered with Em's Shady...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

F*ck yes: 'Weird Al' Yankovic is coming to Ann Arbor

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Despite whatever craziness that has been going on in the world, "Weird Al" Yankovic has always been there to parody the hell out of a popular pop song and make us laugh until the cows come home. That's why we're so excited to learn that the comedian is headed...

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Emo royalty Brand New will perform at the Fox on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Of all the resurgences we’ve seen this year, it is that of emo-hardcore royalty Brand New that has been most talked about among thrashers and criers alike. Science Fiction, their fifth studio record and first in eight years, finds Brand New delivering more of a reincarnation than a revival, while...

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White Stripes releasing first three albums on cassettes

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Unbeknownst to this writer, there is apparently a niche market for people who still love listening to cassettes, and you know what, more power to ya. At least you're not illegally downloading the music, right? Anyway, cassette collectors just got a treat from the music Gods when Third Man Records...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

You can now stream Margo Price's excellent new album from Third Man Records

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 3:31 PM

It's just over a week until Third Man Record's critic darling Margo Price releases her highly anticipated sophomore album All American Made, but luckily for you it's available to stream over at NPR right now. Price first came onto the scene when she released her debut album Midwest Farmer's...

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Detroit singer-songwriter Anna Burch scores record deal with Polyvinyl

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:01 AM

We hate to say we told you so, but... Back in January, Detroit-based artist Anna Burch was on our radar as one of our "Bands to Watch in 2017," and it appears the singer-songwriter just reached a pretty significant milestone in her career. Indie record label Polyvinyl announced this...

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Almost every late night TV host parodied Eminem's Trump diss track last night

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Since Donald Trump never responded to Eminem's scathing freestyle rap at Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards, the late night TV hosts decided to take it into their own hands. Fallon, Colbert, Meyers, and Corden all had some jokes about Eminem's now famous freestyle rap, from sketch gags to...

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Review: Japanese Breakfast packed PJ's Lager House

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Just a few years ago, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast almost gave up music for a 9-to-5 advertising job in New York City. After releasing her debut album, Psychopomp —which she wrote as an emotional, therapeutic response to the death of her mother — Zauner was ready to settle down...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kesha's Detroit appearance is this weekend and we can't wait

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Few comebacks are as deservingly celebrated as the return of pop priestess Kesha. After a four year-long legally enforced hiatus and a nightmarish lawsuit against alleged abuser and former producer Dr. Luke, Kesha reemerged this year, victorious, with her gut-wrenching third record Rainbow. A far cry from her Pitbull collaboration...

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Longstanding Dearborn music store closes after 50-plus years in business

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, the Jackson 5, and several U.S. presidents were all customers to Wonderland Music, the Dearborn music store that will close after 54 years in business. According to a report by the Detroit News, the store will close at the end of the month, but not before...

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