Saturday, May 31, 2008

DETROIT POLICE BUST FUNK TERRORIST CELL

Posted By on Sat, May 31, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Back in the techno days, the Detroit gang squad would frequently pull up en masse at raves and legitimate parties, throwing their weight around because kids with pacifiers in their mouths dancing and giving each other back rubs has always been a huge problem in the D. That's why any...

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Friday, May 30, 2008

FOR THE BENEFIT OF E-DOG

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 1:58 PM

When he was around town, everyone knew about Scott Petersen the saxophonist. What everyone didn’t know was that he suffers from cystic fibrosis, and that taking up the sax as a kid was, at least in part, a way to deal with the congenital lung-clogging illness. Now 51 — and...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

13 Blues for Thirteen Moons

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

There's really no topping the intro track to Silver Mt. Zion's last release. "God Bless Our Dead Marines" featured not only several musical suites of orchestrated post-rock that were as damning as they were insistent and revitalizing, but also an exquisitely sad and hopeful refrain, "When the world is sick...

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A pop-head's reclamation

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

If you've seen the Pop Project live anytime in the last year and a half (and chances are you haven't, as the group remains one of the most underrated bands in Detroit), you've already heard songs off this album. The release of Stars of Stage and Screen was delayed, as...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

DEMF 08: KIDDIES OR GROWN FOLKS?

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 9:54 PM

The crowd for this year's festival might have been filled with "kiddies" but the history of Detroit music is full grown. So are the political-cultural ramifications of any "emergent" group for which this city has or ever will provide the stage. Nine years is no joke. I was reminded...

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FREE THAT ASS AND THE MIND WILL FOLLOW

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 3:45 PM

Ahem, yes, there was ass on display all weekend at Movement 08, and there was even more ass. Putting some kind of context behind this isn't really hard if you've watched club and sleaze culture become more and more intertwined over time. Gone, it appears, at least for now, is...

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MOVEMENT 08 SUNDAY

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 3:09 AM

Punisher at the Real Detroit Stage Ectomorph at the Red Bull Music Academy Stage Mr. De' at the Real Detroit Stage Magda at the Beatport Stage Cool Kids at the Red Bull Music Academy Stage Girl Talk at the Red Bull Music Academy Stage Kenny Larkin at the Real...

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DEMF 08: MONDAY

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:55 AM

Memorial Day Cassy on Main Stage Brian Gillespie at Red Bull...

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DEMF 08: SUNDAY

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Punisher at Real Detroit Stage Paco Osuna at Beatport Detournement '90s style Was the Left at the Packard in '95? Magda at Beatport Kenny Larkin at Real Detroit Message from Detroit: Wendell Harrison and Carl Craig For Those Who Know: Billiebob of Underground Resistance at Alvin's...

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

MOVEMENT 08 SATURDAY

Posted By on Sun, May 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Egyptian Lover Rocks the 808 while Jun Atkins looks on Cozmo D of Newcleus gets the crowd to "Jam On It" Peanut Butter Wolf drops some Tay Zonday Terrence Parker rocks the underground stage Dan Bell/DBX on the Vitamin Water Stage Moby on the Vitamin Water Stage Stacey Pullen...

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