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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

VON BONDIES FOR FREE...

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Well, this might piss off anyone who just paid the big bucks to catch them last weekend at St. Andrew's Hall...but the Von Bondies will be performing a free show this Friday night, April 3rd, at the City Theater inside Hockeytown Cafe (2301 Woodward Ave.). Also appearing will be Ante...

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Monday, March 30, 2009

THE WONDER TWINS DO RA RA RIOT AT THE BLIND PIG; SUFFER FOR THEIR ART...

Posted on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:22 PM

MT's own Wonder Twins -- Laura and D'Anne Witkowski -- comment on the So Many Dynamos, Cut off Your Hands and Ra Ra Riot show at the Blind Pig last Thursday night, March 26th: Laura: Well this was the most expensive concert I’ve been to in a long time. D’Anne:...

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NEW YORK TIMES CELEBRATES DETROIT MUSIC

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Detroit may be getting almost nothing but negative press on an international scale these days, due to the failing auto market. But as we've always known in this city, our other major export -- namely, the local music scene -- is still very much alive and definitely worth celebrating. And...

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

AL SCHEURMAN, TAKKA TAKKA, SISTER SUVI & PRUSSIA SING PONTIAC'S A.C. RICH TO SLEEP

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Prussia I got good news and bad news ... Since '05-'06, Brian Larson (of Silent Giants fame) housed bands at his place in Pontiac for practice space and full-on shows. It was a domicile that became a venue that became a short-lived legend known by the building's namesake, the...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Electro-punk Anthony Rother, UK dubstepper Benga head next 25 announced acts for Movement Fest

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Legendary electrohead, datapunk and self-described popkiller Anthony Rother and dubstep all-star Benga top the list of 25 additional artists scheduled to perform at Movement 2009. The festival is produced by Ferndale-based Paxahau and is set to roll May 23-25 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Last week, Paxahau announced an...

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

MIDWEST FEST '09 BANDS ANNOUNCED

Posted on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Yet another Michigan rock fest has been announced for this summer. The second Midwest Fest -- which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st through Sunday, July 26th in Mount Pleasant -- will be comprised of mostly hot Michigan bands, however. The promoters are promising 58 bands on four different stages...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MOVEMENT 2009 is back! First 35 artists announced

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM

There's big news today for international fans of the old electronic head-blast and toxic soft-shoe because Paxahau released a partial list of huge names confirmed for Movement 2009. Said list includes Afrika Bambaata, Bassnectar, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Z-Trip and Francois K. That's right folks, Movement '09 is...

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No Line on the Horizon

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

I'm not ready to sup the prevailing critical Kool-Aid about this album being a return to The Unforgettable Fire's sonic mysteriousness and lyrical obscurity. (Remember "Elvis Presley and America," Bono's Mad Libs attempt at lyrical improvisation?) If that were the case, then why does all the art direction in the...

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Still Dangerous

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Once upon a time long ago, it was against punk rock rules to like Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. Then it became all indie irono-rawk to pretend to like Thin Lizzy. Now, because rock 'n' roll history is but a postmodernistic muddle of context-free sound files and revised histories, and since...

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Crash and Burn

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Sinner's brand of metal is the kind of industrial Neanderthal fun that's made bands like Manowar famous. In fact, you could probably call Sinner "Manowar-lite." It's the sort of loincloth-and-swords metal that's responsible for birthing both the best of metal (Iron Maiden) and some of its more abhorrent offspring (DragonForce).Sinner...

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