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Wednesday, October 27, 1999

Underground chic

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

The Mill Street Entry, located in the lower level of Clutch Cargo's, aspires to be one of the premier cigar-and-martini lounges in Metro Detroit. What sets it apart is its Vegas-style stage set-up, featuring an emcee and live acts ranging from rockabilly to big band swing, Saturday nights.

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Rock 'n' roll elegance

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

The State Theatre is an elegantly restored Roaring '20s movie house, that is decidedly a rock-and-roll venue. It consistently hosts some of the bigger shows to roll into town. There's also weekly programming events, including occasional movie nights and the popular Ignition dance party on Saturday nights.

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Beer lover's dream

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

A beer lover's, barrel-aged dream, this east-side hangout features hundreds of beers from across the globe--Check out a complete beer list @ taproom.com. Live music fills the back room on occasion, but the brews are by far the main attraction. A helluva place to hang, libate and listen.

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Get to know Jac

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Jacoby's is a slice of old Detroit nestled in the rapidly dwindling neighborhood known as Bricktown. A beirgarten dating to 1904, the cozy bar offers up tin-ceilinged charm along with sauerkraut and brats. An added attraction in the tiny upstairs has been live music on many weekend nights, featuring some of the best local bands in an undeniably intimate setting.

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St. Andrew's Hall

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

The venerable Detroit institution known as St. Andrew's Hall, has played host to just about every conceivable punk, hard-core, new wave, no wave, alternative and anything in between band that's come down the new music pike since 1980. With a capacity of 1,000, and a balcony ringing the upstairs leve, there's an opportunity to see from every angle. Friday and Saturday nights are host to three floors of fun, with a potpourri of DJs' and live acts.'

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Top of the pops

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Ann Arbor's version of the Liverpool club that the Beatles made famous has the original's low-ceilinged ambience and hosts the finest old-school local practitioners. On any given weekend, you'll hear blues, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll and R&B chords and choruses ringing from beautifully converted innards of this former brewery.

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Location, location, location

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 1999 at 12:00 AM

As the coffeehouses in Royal Oak multiply like so many hypercaffeinated rabbits, Brazil retains its historic position on Main Street. A prime location in the heart of the town with an active sidewalk seating area, as well as a bevy of comfortable couches inside, the space encourages patrons to take time out to smell the coffee.

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Wednesday, October 20, 1999

High-wired act

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Outrageous Cherry (Deb Agolli, Chad Gilchrist, Larry Ray and the locally omnipresent Matthew Smith) are now on their fourth record in six years, getting an incredible amount of power and distance from musical forms – Stones, Yardbirds, Velvets – that date back to the Johnson administration. But don’t be...

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Higher vibration

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Every now and then, artists outdo themselves. They go to places, creatively, that are too distant, too universal to be bound by what they normally do. It’s as if they string together previous moments in their career like railroad tracks and illustrate how they have traveled, inched closer and culminated...

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Whispered treasures

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 12:00 AM

This is the second CD in the Rykodisc Voices series that bears Jack Kerouac’s name. The first, Kicks Joy Darkness, a 1997 tribute featuring Matt Dillon, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the late Allen Ginsberg, the late Mark Sandman and Jim Carroll, was a celebration of the genuine article found on this CD....

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