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Monday, November 30, 2009

MITTENFEST IV SCHEDULED FOR NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Our expatriate Michigan friend Brandon Zwagerman, who makes his home in New York these days, is presenting his fourth annual Mittenfest at Ypsilanti's Elbow Room in late December. This year, it actually starts the afternoon of New Year's Eve -- and then runs through Monday, January 4th. That's 40 bands...

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GOOBER & THE PEAS REUNION...!

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

December 26th, at St. Andrew's Hall... (Drummer "Doc" Gillis will probably not appear, though. Seems he left Detroit some time ago and no one is really certain of his whereabouts...)...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: MT ON SATELLITE RADIO THIS WEEKEND

Posted on Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Just got word from show producer and local publicist extraordinaire Kim Silarski that this weekend's Motor City Hayride, Don Was' weekly satellite radio program on Little Steven's "outlaw" radio network, will feature an interview with MT's music editor Bill Holdship (um, that would be me, shamelessly writing in the third...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

JESSE REJOINS PEACHES & OTHER LOCAL TIDBITS

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Original founding member Jesse Shepherd-Bates (JSB Squad, Mick Bassett & the Marthas) has rejoined the Satin Peaches. As the band's Aaron Nelson told MT: "We're now back to our original lineup and can't wait to get things rolling. Deep down, I think we all knew this would be happening someday....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Canadian Dew

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

Sometimes, it's nice when things just are what they are. These days, it seems as if it's impossible to do straight-up anything and garner any sort of critical attention without some kind of gimmick. This is especially true in modern country, where pop country has long masqueraded as pop music...

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Blue Record

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

It's becoming increasingly difficult to define bands with a genre label that does justice to their musical dignity and vision of the better ones. Baroness does mold its sound from the canvas of sludge metal but then toys with its precepts, the end result being something that's nearly unclassifiable. The...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

BETTER ROCKIN' THROUGH SCIENCE...

Posted on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 2:10 PM

Frequent MT contributor and Wonder Twin Laura Witkowski is the brain behind this week's "Science Rocks!" -- an evening of live music, dancing and fun at the Detroit Science Center this Thursday, Nov. 19th, from 7 to 11 p.m. The special evening includes a screening of the Chrysler IMAX® Dome...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

WE CAME AS ROMANS CRACK THE BILLBOARD TOP 200

Posted By on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM

This week's Metro Times cover dudes We Came As Romans charted impressively high on several Billboard charts this week with their debut full-length, To Plant A Seed. Among the most impressive, the band has claimed the No. 2 spot on the New Alternative Artist chart, No. 6 on the Heatseekers...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Don't change the basic channel

Posted on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:13 PM

In the mid-1990s, a band of Berlin outsiders, centered around the record store Hard Wax and studio Dubplates & Mastering, began reducing sonic pressure to pure grayscale essence. The labels Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, Main Street, Burial Mix and Rhythm & Sound tossed Detroit techno, Chicago house and roots dub...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

IGGY & THE STOOGES REUNION ON YOUTUBE!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM

SPOILER ALERT!!! Some folks don't want to hear what the setlist is going to be before they attend a concert and we can respect that. So if you're one of those people, please read no further. For the rest of you, the recently reunited Iggy & the Stooges (with the...

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