Tuesday, August 28, 2007

SLAMMIN' TRACKS

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 4:38 PM

Ryan Barouch, (aka Trackslammers), a hip-hop producer from West Bloomfield, is one of three finalists in VH1's The Score Contest for up-and-coming hip-hop producers. Over 8,000 songs were submitted to the music network for the contest. Music producers were asked to submit 60-second clips of original instrumental music, with a...

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DARK SIDE OF THE KIELBASA!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 12:16 PM

The ever-popular Polish Muslims will be one of the headliners at this weekend's 27th annual Hamtramck Festival, which kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. and runs through Labor Day until 10 p.m., and will spotlight an assortment of music on two separate stages. The last time the Muslims performed,...

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MICHIGAN-CENTRIC

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 11:48 AM

The popular Just Haircuts and Jackets site, a blog that predominantly spotlights Michigan bands, will be celebrating its first year of blogging with a showcase of some of the site's favorite bands at the Elbow Room in Ypsilanti on Saturday, September 22nd. The headlining act is Detroit's own Zoos of...

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BOSS DETROIT DATE ANNOUNCED

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 11:30 AM

It's official. Bruce Springsteen's first tour with the E Street Band since 2003 kicks off October 2nd in Hartford, Connecticutt. The tour will hit the Detroit area on November 5th, with a show at the Palace in Auburn Hills. Tickets go on sale September 21st. As previously reported here, the...

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

HEARTFUL OF SOUL

Posted By on Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 6:30 PM

If any Detroit rock fan hasn't seen this yet, well, it's spectacular. Everybody on that stage is a rock star. Spotted this going through my YouTube "favorites" list to see what's still there and what's (sadly) gone... and didn't think it was right to have Ted as the first thing...

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

AREN'T WE PROUD...

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 8:04 PM

...that Terrible Ted 's from our great state and so often associated with our fair city? This is kinda scary, actually. Ted likes to kill big animals to prove his manhood and speaks of "sucking" a bit too much in this video for his own good, no? Does the word...

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BETWEEN THE BUTTONS

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 8:01 PM

This doesn't excite me nearly as much...but Scorsese is often great, one of the best. He understands vintage rock 'n' roll as well as any director...and has put a ton of money in the Stones' pockets via years of soundtracks (though he never bettered the use of "Tell Me" in...

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ZIMMY MAN

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 7:58 PM

Must admit I wasn't super-thrilled when I heard Todd Haynes was manning the Bob Dylan bio flick. Seems everything in his hands became a gay fantasy of sorts; some of it's been very good (Far From Heaven, for one). But despite an amazing soundtrack, Velvet Goldmine, his last rock fantasy,...

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WORKIN' IN THE LAB LATE ONE NIGHT

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 7:54 PM

Detroit's shock-rockers Crud are headlining the big after-party for the Festival of Fear horror extravaganza in Toronto this weekend. Which means they'll be playing in front of a lot of heavy hitters in the horror industry. The band also plays Detroit's own Erotica Ball on September 15th at Bert's Warehouse...

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LOTSA LOVE

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 7:49 PM

The online Detour Magazine is sponsoring its own local rock festival launch party September 20th through 22nd. Shows will be at the Magic Stick and Garden Bowl. Co-sponsors include Real Detroit Magazine and MyFox Detroit. Bands include Heroes & Villains, Noisettes and Ko & The Knockouts. The headlining band is...

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