Saturday, January 31, 2009

2009 Metro Times Hamtramck Blowout Schedule.

Posted on Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 12:14 PM

For info on locations, hotel deals, press credentials, buying wristbands, etc check out the headers on *lineups subject to change...

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Thursday, January 29, 2009


Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 7:21 PM

The benefit show for one of the local music scene's favorite people, Jim Shaw, is coming up on February 7th at the Magic Stick. Much more on that later. In the meantime, however, we thought it would be cool to post that, among other very cool things, Jack and Meg...

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 2:56 PM

In their first review of the new year, MT's own "Wonder Twins" -- Laura and D'Anne Witkowski -- comment on Vic Chesnutt's show at the Pike Room last night, Wednesday, January 28th: D'Anne: Let me start off by saying I think openers Elf Power have the best band name ever....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What's in a word?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Depending on your point of view, suburban indie guitar rock is either in crisis or healthier than ever. The cynical take would see this most brainy and self-aware of musical genres as a dying star, something once hot and bright that's lost its fire. Or, to hop to an uglier...

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For the Dead

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

As the yellow flower tattoo on her forearm might indicate, Misty Lyn Bergeron wears the heart of her songs on her sleeve. For the Dead, the debut album from one of Ann Arbor's finest contemporary units, embraces that iconic image in all its seasonal and metaphorical forms. Over the course...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blowout tunes are up!

Posted on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM Click on BLOWOUT BEATS. The official schedule goes up on Jan. 31, but here's a taste. All My Best!, Eve...

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Thursday, January 22, 2009


Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM

A buncha stuff to mention before it gets too late (and we break some of our promises...): Detroit's own Rodriguez is opening for buzz band flavor of the moment -- if you don't count the Fleet Foxes, that is -- Animal Collective at the Metro in Chicago tonight. Hopefully, it'll...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2009 Blowout Band Selections Going Out Today: READ THIS BLOG!

Posted on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM

If your band has been selected to play the 2009 Metro Times Blowout Music Festival, you will be contacted within the next few days. If you have not heard from us yet, and you are hearing that other bands have already been contacted, DON'T WORRY, it's a long process. And...

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Two things y'all may be interesting in knowing -- the first for jazzbos (although it's certainly not totally limited to that genre); the second for the more rock 'n' roll-inclined among you: The Detroit International Jazz Festival -- frequently hailed as one of the top five jazz festivals in the...

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November Birthdays

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

What's the use of going to work or bettering yourself when you could just stay in, huddle with the one you love and keep the cold and the outside world at bay? But then again, maybe you're better off on your own, because that love of yours might very well...

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