Monday, June 8, 2009


Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:45 PM

As the state waits for the Legislature to make some sort of iron-clad decision on second-hand smoke, the Haberman brothers have decided to act, banning smoking from inside the two venues they own, Ferndale's bosco lounge and the Magic Bag. The siblings have decided to declare their independence from cigarette...

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Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:22 PM

*Just learned Friday that former Detroiter, Was (Not Was) cofounder and super-producer Don Was is currently working on nine or so outtakes from the Rolling Stones' great Exile On Main Street album to include on a remastered reissue of the classic double album, scheduled for release later this year. As...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rise all the way up ...

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Like Yosemite, Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, the Meat Puppets are a national treasure that we have too often taken for granted. Name another American band that has spanned the generations of punk and grunge, fusing those eras together while adding a curiosity and appreciation for classic rock, psychedelia and...

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Do Your Duty

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Let's all hail reissue labels (such as Sundazed) that do it correctly: lovely packaging and mastering (from original mix-down tapes) and the good taste to keep absurdly great music from rotting in vaults and basements. Here it reminds us how soul singers are born, not created, how they often began...

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Monday, June 1, 2009


Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Eminem's music publisher, Eight Mile Style LLC, and copyright manager, Martin Affiliated LLC, filed suit against Apple today in a Detroit U.S. District court for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that Apple did not have permission to sell Mr. Mathers' material for downloading on its iTunes Music Store. "Eight Mile...

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