Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Deft Daft

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

If you're on the fence about a band everyone else loves, it's often best to check 'em out live. The music sometimes can't fully connect when it's just you alone with your iPod, but it can suddenly spring to life in the spontaneous atmosphere of a club, especially when surrounded...

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Shotter’s Nation

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Libertines Time for Heroes: The Best of the Libertines Rough Trade It's actually a shame that Pete Doherty is best known in this country as Kate Moss's junkie boyfriend. But if Amy Winehouse proved anything this year, it's that one can be a walking, talking Physician's Desk Reference and...

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Welcome to the Minority: The A&M Years 1988-91

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

There was a time when Soul Asylum was more than just a gateway between the college-dazed rawness of the Replacements and the adult contemporary stylings of the Goo Goo Dolls. Before frontman Dave Pirner started dating Winona Ryder and singing about "Runaway Trains" and all that other genius pop-rockery, Soul...

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Monday, December 17, 2007

REUNITED...AND IT FEELS SO GOOD...

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 3:52 PM

‘Tis the season, it appears, for rock ‘n’ roll reunions. Not only are Rhythm Corps and Sponge performing a Detroit show this weekend (see item below), but Luke Mucus & The Phlegm, one of the first “punk rock” bands to appear on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing...

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MUSICAL WARMTH PREDICTED FOR MITTENFEST II

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 2:06 PM

One of the major musical pre-Christmas events takes place this weekend in nearby Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Mittenfest II, a two-day, three-venue holiday benefit music festival, is described by organizer/promoter Brandon Zwagerman as “an ode to the winter season, our hand-shaped peninsula, the local music community, and non-profit youth writing...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

COMMON GROUND FOR RHYTHM CORPS FANS

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:36 PM

You may or may not have heard that Detroiter rockers-made-good Rhythm Corps will be doing a reunion show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 22nd, performing with another band of Detroit rockers-made good, Sponge. What you definitely may not know is that you can have an active...

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Back to Front

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Temptations could always out-sing, out-dance and out-dress any group in sight, as evidenced by the recent DVD, Get Ready! The Definitive Performances, 1965-72, which has scanned upwards of 107,000 copies to date. Time has taken its toll, of course, and original Tempts members Paul Williams, future solo artists David...

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Afro fly

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Former P-funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler has earned his own footnote in Detroit music history, mentoring the production careers of J Dilla and the other luminaries of Detroit's underground hip-hop scene. On his own, the man proved he could funk with the best of them — even if he already sounded...

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Free at Last

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Philadelphia Freeway, came out in 2003. But the rapper doesn't let that deter him from releasing another excellent album. Here he chooses to address the changes head on, both the external (his tenuous relationship with Beanie Sigel; the fact that he's "back without a track from Kanye" or Just Blaze)...

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Angel Down

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

If metal is dead, someone forgot to tell Sebastian Bach. Although the title of his latest disc may be Angel Down, one song sums up the true essence of the former Skid Row screamer: "American Metalhead." Fans of true old-school metal (i.e., Judas Priest, Iron Maiden) as well as those...

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