Friday, June 22, 2018

Album review: Chavis Chandler 'One Winged Angel'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Metro Times first caught up with Chavis Chandler in 2014 back when he was riding high off his projects Breath of Fresh Air 1 and 2 and Bridge Card Raps. All three made a strong buzz in the streets of Detroit and it appeared that Chandler’s proverbial “coming out”...

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Flint Eastwood returns with LGBTQ anthem 'Real Love'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 7:28 AM

The queen is back — and the timing couldn't be more perfect. The last time we heard from Flint Eastwood was about five months ago when frontwoman Jax Anderson released the video for "Monster" from 2017's Broke Royalty. Straight out of Assemble Sound, the Corktown-based music collective Anderson played a...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

The many things that could wind up in Detroit's rehabbed Michigan Central Station

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Ford Motor Co. has big plans for its recently acquired Michigan Central Station in Detroit. If we're following this correctly, the complex is in talks to possibly include: • Ford's autonomous vehicle laboratory, the anchor of a campus where 2,500 people will work. • Retail open to the public. •...

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Premiere: Handgrenades keeps it creepy with 'Vampires and Freaks' video

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Remember when Kings of Leon were good? Sure you do. Before their "Sex on Fire" days, the greasy Nashville rockers had this unkempt, and rowdy allure. Thankfully, Detroit's Handgrenades are here to pass the torch with their latest single, "Vampires and Freaks." "Vampires and Freaks" marks the first release...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sean Lynch revisits solo project No Body at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Sean Lynch has lived many lives. Hell, he’s died a few times, too. The former funeral director is perhaps known best as the founder and frontman of the poetically deceased dream pop outfit 800beloved. Most recently, Lynch was possessed by an alter ego, Lyle Lynch, for 2017’s The Elephant...

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Pop a cold one — Detroit's Loose Koozies have your sleepy summer jam on tap

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 1:56 PM

"I'll throw away my damn computer and stop texting pretty girls," E.M. Allen self-instructs on "Slow Down Time" — the debut single from Detroit's alt-country foursome, Loose Koozies. As the band gears up to release its first seven-inch on July 4 at Outer Limits Lounge, Allen, along with bandmates Erin Davis,...

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Fuzz Fest 5 delivers 33 bands in three days at the Blind Pig

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Fuck fuzzy math. The only numbers you need to know when it comes to the fifth annual Fuzz Fest is 33 bands, three nights, and two stages. From doom rock, neo-psychedelia, surf punk, post-punk, and trip metal, Fuzz Fest aims to stamp your passport to the island of musical...

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will visit The Fillmore in November

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:16 PM

"What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?" Though the jury is still out on the age-old question posed by Elvis Costello back in 1974, one of the coolest guys in rock is still kicking around existential pop wisdom. Announced Monday, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Costello and the...

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Big Sean will perform at Ford's free Michigan Central Station event Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Though details surrounding Ford Motor Co.'s acquisition of the long-neglected Michigan Central Station have been under wraps since the announcement was made last week, we now know that Big Sean has his hand in the festivities scheduled for tomorrow. The Free Press reports that two anonymous sources say Big Sean...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Detroit trio AM People bless us with 'Songs for Mourning'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Local garage rock outfit AM People — Niobe Marasigan (bass), Kyle Akey (drums), Ryan Grumbleton (guitar) — are at once deadpan, vibrant, and subtly hilarious. The self-described “goth punk outfit” released their debut LP Songs For The Mourning today and are celebrating with a release show at Outer Limits Lounge tonight. The...

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