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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

To go along with Jeff Meyers' blog item (in B-Roll -- see below) about limey director Julien Temple's upcoming BBC documentary about Detroit and its decline, we thought it worth mentioning that Iggy Pop addressed it in the MT cover story about the Iggy & The Stooges' reunion that ran...

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Posted on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Detroit hip-hop will be making a big splash in Austin next week at the 2010 South By Southwest festival via a "Detroit Hip-Hop" showcase being curated by our own mighty Invincible (who is also curating a "Women in Hip-Hop Showcase and will be performing at both events. Slum Village will...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rave on: Movement 2010 rolls out headliners

Posted on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The countdown officially begins now for Movement 2010, Detroit's biggest electronic music party held each Memorial Day weekend. Let's see, it's 79 days (if our calculations are correct) until the first beats roll out at downtown's Hart Plaza, where the festival has been held since 2000. Even bigger news: the...

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A fresh look at the 'best metal band nobody cares about'

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Back in November of 2005, Metro Times' annual "Music Issue" named Waterford's Black Dahlia Murder the "best metal band nobody cares about." Fast forward more than four years ... and little has changed. OK, they've signed a deal with the legendary Metal Blade label, and they've played metal fests as...

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The Brutalist Bricks

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:00 AM

During the George Dubya Bush presidency, there were a lot of prime targets for liberal-minded songwriters — of varying degrees of talent — to take political potshots at or simply to make political statements about. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists were reliably one on the bands at the very top...

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Monday, March 8, 2010

A better-late-than-never reflection from Blowout intern Bill

Posted on Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Intern Bill is back and still can't get over the set at the New Dodge Friday night. Here's what he had to say: It started out like just another Friday night at Blowout. We got a chuckle about how a bunch of fools skipped on their gig the night before...

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What I Learned from Blowout 2010

Posted By on Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 8:43 AM

In terms of a final (and late) report, I thought I'd share what I learned at Blowout this year: From Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr I learned that great musicians in Detroit can turn the cover song into an art form all its own. I also learned from Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

So...About that Marching Band Last Night

Posted By on Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 5:52 PM

So, you may have been hanging out at Small's last night sipping a drink in the bar room waiting for the next band to start, or may have been hugging a wall in the hallway of the Gates of Columbus when, out of nowhere, you see...a marching band? Not part...

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Anybody else's feet feel like bloody stumps?

Posted on Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM


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Saturday Recap: Make Your Transition

Posted By on Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 2:42 PM

DTR-001 and U.R.'s "Transition" After congratulating the Detroit Threads massive on their first 12-inch release, buying the 7-inch accapella of Underground Resistance 's classic Transition, and congratulating Terri "Whodat" McQueen on her new business cards (new record shop, Ya Digg, coming soon), my Brother and I finished our...

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