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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

"We always blow the big ones," Jerry Garcia said once upon a time, and that's a list that includes Monterey, Woodstock, Egypt. Playing at the foot of the Great Pyramid — the Gizah Sound and Light Theater in Cairo — was one of the biggest stoned ideas come to life,...

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The ’59 Sound

Posted By on Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It's kinda comical, especially for someone who actually lived through and remembers that decade, to see how in vogue and "influential" the '80s currently seem to be. Truth is, however, thanks to the advent of MTV (and image becoming more crucial than the music), among other elements, there was a...

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Friday, November 7, 2008


Posted on Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Another local venue bites the dust. After 12 years, the downtown rock 'n' roll club 313.jac, located upstairs at Jacoby's restaurant and bar, is being shut down by the owners of the establishment. Promoters Stirling and Sue Static were asked to cease bookings there and the last shows at the...

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Thursday, November 6, 2008


Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Legendary Detroit singer Nathaniel Mayer's memorial service is slated for Tuesday, November 11th, at Swanson Funeral Home, 806 East Grand Avenue, Detroit 48207. Family hour will be from 12 noon until 1 p.m., and the funeral will start immediately afterwards at 1 p.m The telephone number for Swanson's Funeral Home...

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 3:16 PM

What a great day for America and the future of this country. Wooo-hoooo!!! For the first time ever, every candidate and every proposal I voted for actually won! We even voted out that Supreme Court dude who made it so folks in Michigan can't sue the pharmaceutical companies (even if...

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Pure genius

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The prerelease announcement of the eighth in the official Dylan "Bootleg" series — this one covering 1989 to 2006, from Oh Mercy through Modern Times — was met with perhaps a tad less excitement and anticipation than the previous seven. Not that the bard hasn't produced stellar material during the...

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Only by the Night

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM

If Kings of Leon were a book, Flannery O'Connor would be the author. The Nashville-based quartet has a compelling Southern Gothic sensibility — that is, a dark, rough-hewn dirtiness punctuated by firefly points of musical and lyrical beauty and melancholia. Oddly, it's the Kings of Leon's least-compelling album to date...

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Dirt Don’t Hurt

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM

If, upon hearing Dirt Don't Hurt, you refuse to believe that a Brit made this album, the denial is completely understandable. Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs clang, stomp and clatter their way through 14 old-timey, country-tinged, blues-based nuggets here like a couple of authentically backwoods Georgia peaches. But, in fact,...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Posted on Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Advertising dude Jim Cohen from downstairs sent this my way, suggesting it would be a good election day post. Frankly, I don't remember ever hearing that Mr. Byrne isn't an American citizen. If I did, I forgot. You do learn something new almost every day. I Can't, But You Can...

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


Posted By on Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 11:44 AM

Damn! It has not been a great couple of weeks for legendary Detroit vocalists. We lost Mr. Mayer yesterday due to complications from the stroke he suffered earlier this year. As someone who remained a vital part of the local music community right up until he was struck, this news...

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