Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:33 PM

This just in from the wonderful Ms. Eve Knepp...just so there's no doubt as to whether it's happening this year. It is, indeed! For sure. You can take it to the bank... Hello Folks! OK. So it's hot as blazes out there and I'm writing you about the Blowout. There's...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 3:13 PM

For the most part, I like Oliver Stone’s work even if he did get really mad at me one time at a press junket for his movie, The Doors. I asked him about that month’s cover of Esquire Magazine, which featured Jim Morrison on its cover and an article inside...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:29 PM

The big news at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, taking place this week from tonight through August 3rd, is the appearance of Michigan native Madonna, who’s showing up this Saturday to screen her new documentary film, I Am Because We Are. We’d be more excited, however, by the...

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:06 PM

Well, Red Bull will be doing more in Detroit this week than just kicking your ass with too much caffeine and sugar. Tomorrow night (Thursday, July 31st), the national Red Bull Big Tune competition of beat-making producers will be hitting D-Town. Our city marks the fourth stop in a series...

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Death be not proud

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

Patti Smith is an iconoclast, proto-punk and poet — but she endures because she's first and foremost a humanist. How else could an artist quote Burroughs ("Towers open fire!"), create Horses, famously cover "Gloria," and then offer up "People Have the Power," first as a pop song and then as...

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Heavy Meadows

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

Ah, the quest for the perfect summer soundtrack. For many reasons, music that connects listeners to the thrills, pleasures and anticipation of this season of the year has a lasting effect ... and it's always been so. Albums that come into people's lives at this perfect seasonal moment are rarely...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 5:03 PM

The cornucopia of top notch music offerings in the Detroit area this past Saturday night left many fans hand-wringing over what show(s) to attend and whether there was some way to open — even just for one evening — a time portal that would allow users to instantly travel between...

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Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 4:49 PM

If you're headed to Pine Knob tonight to catch the Peter Frampton show, you may wanna be aware of a few Detroit connections taking place on that mammoth stage. For one thing, Frampton's current touring drummer is Warren native Dan Wojciechowski, who graduated from high school there in 1984 and...

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Friday, July 25, 2008


Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 5:10 PM

We’ve heard reports of some fireworks backstage during Don Was’ Detroit Super Session show at the Concert of Colors last Sunday evening. First, we heard that the concert promoters were none too happy about Mark Norton of the Ramrods doing his “punk rock” thang on the rented onstage baby grand...

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Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Speaking of the Replacements, many youngsters who revere the band today may not know about the group’s strong Michigan connection. For quite a few years in the ‘80s, Ann Arbor was the band’s second home away from their Minneapolis home. Westerberg’s girlfriend and first wife worked at the then-thriving alternative...

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