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Thursday, December 11, 2008


Posted on Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:39 PM

...for music-based benefits to help those less fortunate. Here are a few coming up in the very near future: In observance of World AIDS Day (WAD) 2008, which took place, as it does every year, on December 1st , the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization, NextAid, is uniting North American dance...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dig Out Your Soul

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00 AM

No longer the Angry Young Men of Brit-pop, Oasis has coasted into middle age with band head Noel Gallagher perched upon the "grumpy old man" mantle, at least in UK press. This year alone, he's insulted Jay-Z, Radiohead, the Kaiser Chiefs ... and '08 ain't yet over. Musically, Gallagher's band...

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Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The faint has always been a band seeking a higher-consciousness while wading around in the shallow waters of synth-pop. Riding a wave of '80s nostalgia, they've used danceable electronic beats as a subterfuge for their potent and topical lyrics. The same strategy is employed on Fasciinatiion, their first CD since...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Posted By on Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Anyone catch Neil Young at the Palace Sunday night? We didn't this time -- but from reading the setlists posted online during the tour thus far, we're betting that he was as great as ever (though he'll never top premiering the Rust Never Sleeps show at Pine Knob during the...

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Last week, in a post looking back at our recent Detroit music "powerbrokers" list, we mentioned that our friend Doug Coombe -- who should've been on that list -- not only shoots great photos of every local band that's played this city over the last several decades but that he's...

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Tesco Vee: On DVD

Posted By on Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Punk legend and Meatman mainman Tesco Vee has had a busy year. Not only has the East Lansing native assembled a new Meatmen lineup, taking it on tour starting with this year’s South by Southwest. He’s also busy making good on his promises to release a slew of his hilarious...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:27 PM

Good news for those anxiously awaiting the release of the great MC5 documentary, A True Testimonial (although we don't know how many there are at this point...since the film was mailed to journalists as a review DVD several years ago, right before MC5 member Wayne Kramer and his wife/manager Margaret...

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Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 1:42 PM

Just playing catch up on a few things we've missed... The video for the new Raconteurs single, a reworking of "Old Enough" which features 13-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, debuted yesterday on Directed by noted photographer and videographer Autumn de Wilde, the video was taped during the recording session...

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Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Now, that two weeks have passed since we published that music "powerbrokers" list, we've had time to digest some of the comments and criticisms that have come our way. The thing to keep in mind is that it was just a list -- a list compiled by a few people...

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Blowin' minds

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

When the clone Defects nailed their artistic conclusion in '04, Detroit's rock 'n' roll scenesters waited to see what the band's extraordinary frontman Tim Vulgar (aka Tim Lampinen, although the name depends on the mood you catch him in) would do next. When the first self-titled Human Eye record appeared...

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