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Friday, July 31, 2009

KID ROCK: "TWITTER IS GAY"; MORGAN STANLEY: "HE MAY HAVE A POINT"

Posted on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Funny stuff... The Kid: Definitely not "gay"......

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LOCAL MUSIC TIDBITS

Posted on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 3:56 PM

*Congratulations to the local duo Nervous But Excited. The gals won a recent competition, sponsored by the Detroit-based Radish Creative Group, to make an appearance in the upcoming Michigan-made film, Annabelle & Bear, performing their original composition, "Said and Done." More than 500 local bands, composers and solo artists entered...

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EMINEM STILL IN POP CULTURE SPOTLIGHT

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM

The tour that Eminem told us may or may not happen this year has yet to materialize. That doesn't mean that one of Detroit's favorite sons isn't staying in the modern cultural spotlight. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Mariah Carey's new single and video, "Obsessed" is perhaps a response to...

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Honky-tonk (fallen) angel

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Don Duprie (aka Doop) is one of Detroit's very best current songwriters. That he writes in what some might consider the Americana/country-rock idiom probably means he's more underrated than he should be in this city. He often gets the "country" label, even though Duprie's approach to country is closer to...

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Taxis

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Listening to Taxis, Zoos of Berlin's highly anticipated debut full-length, don't be surprised if it's hard to convince yourself that this is Detroit music, circa 2009, and not music from … well, Berlin, circa 1977. From just listening, one might almost expect that onstage the band members would appear fuzzy...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

In the mood for Ghostly

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Ann Arbor-based Ghostly International has just released an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Called Ghostly Discovery, the application works as a mood-reading jukebox containing Ghostly's and sister label's Spectral Sound's catalogs, allowing users to create space-age playlists for what they want to listen to based on their emo(tional)...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Horehound

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Jack White appears to still have that Midas touch, as he takes the Detroit tradition of seemingly being in 100 different bands at the same time to an international level. That's an exaggeration, of course. This is only White's third "official" band since becoming a rock star — the Dead...

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Backwash

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Emitt Rhodes' story is as strange and sad as any in pop ... only this guy didn't die. Nearly did. He's alive, in fact, in ill health, with no Internet or mobile phone. A recluse for decades in his Hawthorne, Calif., home (and studio), which sits across from the house...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"IT CAME FROM DETROIT" HITS HOLLYWOOD

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:31 PM

James R. Petix's It Came From Detroit documentary film is making its L.A. debut this Thursday, July 23rd, as part of the city's annual Don't Knock The Rock festival. The yearly event was launched several years ago by acclaimed film director (and major rock 'n' roll fan) Allison Anders (Gas,...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

MAJESTIC'S NEW ROOM DEBUTS WITH THE DATSUNS

Posted on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 5:20 PM

The Duchess and the Duke show tonight at the Majestic Theatre complex was supposed to be the "official" (or "unofficial," depending on how you look at it) opening of the facitity's newly remodeled lounge. In case you hadn't heard, what was formerly known as the Majestic Cafe is currently being...

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