Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Soul chillin’

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Most of Detroit techno's recognized royalty are more accomplished as DJs than they are as producers. Carl Craig, on the other hand, came to techno as both a musician and producer, working on early Derrick May tracks and founding his own labels and nom-de-sequencers (Paperclip People, Tres Demented, 69) before...

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Is This Me?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It takes some courage to title a new song "Promised Land" in 2008. Carolyn Striho's "Promised Land" isn't the best track on her new four-song EP. It may be the one, however, that best expresses its message via its mood in no uncertain terms. It isn't at all reminiscent of...

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Since there are those who insist they prefer Bob Dylan's songs sung by someone else, there are probably also people who would prefer Nick Cave's music without his singing. As the kingpin of "Morgue Rock" (which I just coined to describe a genre of rock music that befits a funeral...

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Greatest Hits

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Q: Which Spice Girl is currently nicknamed "Old Spice"? A: Which one isn't? Hah! No, seriously. I'll tell you what you want, what you really really want. You want to go beyond partisan pop prejudices and give these soccer moms their due. Forget that they gave Simon Fuller a power...

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Monday, February 25, 2008


Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Fans of Law & Order know that characters regularly come and go, sometimes almost as often as the weather changes. After nine seasons as Detective Ed Green, Jesse L. Martin is leaving the long-running cops-and-laywers show. He'll film just one more episode of the series for this season, in which...

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Saturday, February 23, 2008


Posted By on Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 11:34 AM

Just received this via MySpace. Trixon is a great, great guy and one of the biggest champions Detroit rock has ever had. Here's hoping he recovers soon! On Wednesday February 13th. at 7:30 a.m., Sirius Trixon, legendary Detroit rocker and former leader and lead singer for Sirius Trixon & the...

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Friday, February 22, 2008


Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Damn! I’ve always had a great time at the Fillmore, even when it was going by that other name but this guy has a point. MT received this as a letter to the editor. Looks like it’s not going to make the cut for publication in the paper itself –...

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Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 6:33 PM

It's Oscars weekend and, as always, I'm looking forward to the show. It's always been a tradition to watch it with my brother and sister-in-law... at least for the past 15 years. Since they've both moved back to Ann Arbor, we'll be able to continue the tradition this year. It's...

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Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 6:24 PM

HITS Magazine senior editor (which was one of my old jobs!) Roy Trakin blogged this morning about the great Was (Not Was) Los Angeles show on Valentine's Day that we wrote about earlier this week.. and you can find right below this post. Trakin provided a few tidbits that...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lives of quiet desperation

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00 AM

A lot can happen in five years. Children go from being born to being dropped off for their first day of school. Countries are invaded. Even presidents can come and go. A lot can happen. It's been that long since American Mars released its last album, No City Fun —...

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