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Thursday, January 31, 2008

FAREWELL TO A DETROIT BLUES GREAT

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Sorry to report the death Uncle Jessie White, Detroit blues elder statesman, on Tuesday, January 29th at the age of 87. White moved to Detroit in 1950 after spending his youth picking cotton in the fields of Mississippi and playing in Jackson, MS juke joints. During the Detroit riots of...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HIGH STRUNG & DEAD BODIES

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Congratulations to local dudes the High Strung, who have their song, "Luck You Got," featured in the new film, Over Her Dead Body — starring Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, and Jason Biggs (not to mention one of our personal faves Stephen Root, the voice of "Bill" on TV's King...

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DREAM OF LIFE...

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM

A lot of action going on as of late with former Detroiter — well, former St. Clair Shoresian, actually — Ms. Patti Smith. A new documentary on her life and career, Patti Smith: Dream of Life, directed by Steven Sebring, was one of the biggest hits at the recent Sundance...

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WHAMMER JAMMER!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 3:12 PM

From the time the shows were announced, Kid Rock has been promising “special guests” as part of his “Rock ‘N’ Roll Jesus” tour, which hits Joe Louis Arena next week, Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th. But the secret is finally out of the bag and at least one...

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Hear her roar …

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Following up on the success of 2006's The Greatest, Chan Marshall delivers another knockout.   Sure, Marshall's a proven song stylist — see 2000's Covers Record, on which she dramatically reworked songs down to their bare minimum. But she left that album's sparseness behind on 2006's The Greatest and went all Memphis....

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How to Survive a Sneak Attack

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Since Wildcatting began playing its ridiculously high positive-intensity shows around town a couple of years ago, punters have demanded this: "Where's the Wildcatting record?" But this is one smart band. Rather than cave to pressure, Wildcatting waited for its fans to get really hungry for recorded songs. And when that...

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The Roundhouse Tapes

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Two years ago, Stock-holm's premier death-prog metal band released Ghost Reveries, an album that could only be described as one of this decade's most stunning releases in any rock genre, metal or otherwise. Bandleader Mikael Åkerfeldt may continue to consider his music death metal, but don't let that deter you....

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Radio

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The question new convertees will obviously ask is: "Does it sound like Exodus?" Well, while you can definitely hear the Marley lineage here, this is more "gangsta Rasta" than anything you've heard from the lot of Ky-Mani's famous half-siblings thus far. In fact, Radio comes at an opportune moment, just...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TIME RUNNING OUT FOR RECORD TIME

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 2:20 PM

It’s been hard for “Mom & Pop” record stores to keep afloat in this modern era of iPods and illegal music downloading (or even legal downloading, for that matter!). Hell, it’s been hard for the major chains to keep afloat, as last year’s closing of Tower Records and this year’s...

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THE BLOIDS GET BLENDERED

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Congratulations to the Bloids, the Ann Arbor duo that recently competed in Blender magazine's recent national “Battle of the Bands.” The band actually won the damn thing, with their entered song, "Breakdown Calling,'' receiving more than 5,000 votes. The winning band was awarded a headlining slot at this year’s South...

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