Friday, October 31, 2008

BOO!!

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 5:36 PM

First off: Happy Halloween from Mr. Bruce Springsteen! You probably already know about these already, as it's so late in the day, but I promised to post about both...so here are the two hot shows taking place tonight on this scariest of nights: The Von Bondies are at the Crofoot...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

FIVE COMMEMORATED; JACK GUITAR HEROED

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Cool show tomorrow night (October 30th) celebrating the 40th anniversary (to the day) of the release of one of the greatest and most important albums to ever come out of this city, the MC5 's Kick Out The Jams. The show at the Crofoot also marks the release of Detroit...

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Rock out with your cock out!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Detroit's own Electric Six knows how to mix a sense of humor with a taste for AC/DC, Queen and Devo without coming across as a parody. Unlike the Darkness, who couldn't keep the fire burning after their first acclaimed album, E6 is still doing it right on this, their fifth...

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Dreamer

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Few things can make a band's future as uncertain as the loss of its lead singer. Whatever the reason for departure, with very few exceptions, the band can almost never again reproduce its original distinctive sound. But Stephen Keech, Haste the Day's replacement for Jimmy Ryan (who left the band...

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Silverghost

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Distorto guitars. Clap-along beats. Jittery synth lines. Girl-boy harmonies on ultra-cool melodies and catchy choruses on an individually hand-painted CD. ... What else could you want? Well, maybe a little better recording and production. I wanna hear Marcie Bolen's snaky, jaggedy guitar lines just as loud as Deleano Acevedo's synth....

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Live at Shea Stadium

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

"Rain's a load of rubbish," road manager and man Friday Kosmo Vinyl says, introducing "the only band that matters" to an apparently drenched audience during their biggest U.S. tour. "Don't worry about rain." And the crowd — contrary to the story that the Clash, an odd choice to open for...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

THE WONDER TWINS DO...NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK?

Posted on Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:32 PM

The Wonder Twins have a confession to make: During a dark and confusing period that spanned sixth and seventh grade, D’Anne and Laura were huge New Kids On The Block fans. If a piece of NKOTB merchandise existed, we owned it probably in multiples: T-shirts; buttons both large and small;...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

WEEKEND FUN....AND THE NAME GAME REVISITED...

Posted By on Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 5:38 PM

Two shows this weekend we wanted to mention (and then onto the Name Game dept): Spitting Nickels have a CD release party this weekend for their new Jim Diamond-produced EP, 5 The Hard Way. The EP features final contributions from the group's late rhythm guitarist Tom Furtaw, who sadly passed...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

THE FONZ & ANDY OF MAYBERRY ENDORSE OBAMA...

Posted By on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:54 PM

They really do! See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BLANCHE'S MILLER CONNECTS WITH JOHNNY CASH...AGAIN!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Dan John Miller of Blanche serves as music composer on the new documentary film, Johnny Cash's America, which debuts on The Biography Channel tomorrow night, October 23rd, at 9 p.m. The film was screened nationwide in select cities last week and will be released as a CD/DVD next Tuesday October...

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