Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Live at the Troubadour CD/DVD Combo

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM

It's a trend that seems to have taken full flight with Leonard Cohen's Live in London release last summer. And as much as this writer enjoyed Cohen's show here at the Fox, I wished throughout the performance that I hadn't first heard the album and watched the DVD, since everything...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RA MAGAZINE'S "ORAL HISTORY OF DETROIT'S ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL"

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Just in time for Detroit's upcoming annual Movement music festival comes a splendid "Oral History of Detroit's Electronic Music Festival" from Resident Advisor, which bills itself as "the leading online electronic music magazine." It's a pretty excellent piece, featuring comments from a large assortment of talking heads, including superstar DJ/producers...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

LOCAL ROCKER REMEMBERS DIO

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Many of us were saddened to hear the news that Ronnie James Dio passed away yesterday morning (Sunday, May 16th) at age 67. The former Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio singer was widely hailed as possessing one of metal’s most exceptional voices, as well as being one of the...

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HANK JONES DIES AT 91

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Hank Jones, one of the most elegant pianists in all of jazz, died after a brief illness Sunday at age 91 in New York City. The eldest and last survivor of the famed Jones Brothers of Pontiac, Hank wasn’t a composer like Thad, or a revolutionary instrumentalist like Elvin. His...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

ONE-HALF OF THE WONDER TWINS CHATS WITH ONE-HALF OF TURIN BRAKES

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Need a dose of British folk-rock goodness to give you a Hump Day boost? You may want head to the Pike Room next Wednesday, May 19th to catch Turin Brakes (http://www.myspace.com/turinbrakes) do an acoustic set that is sure to be as harmonically tight as it is dreamy. Their fifth album,...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

MUSIC PSA'S: PEOPLE'S ART SUBMISSIONS, NEW HARRIS BOOK, HEIDELBERG ROCK PROJECT, DETROIT SCHOOL JAZZ AND DENTAL CARE!

Posted By on Thu, May 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM

On the Rocks Detroit is booking all the bands for this year's People's Arts Festival, which will be held in Detroit at the Russell Industrial Complex on August 28th and 29th. This year, the organizers are accepting band submissions via Sonicbids.com only. To submit for consideration, click here. Submission deadline...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Avalanche Stanley

Self-released and solid, Ken's "Loud Band" really rocks

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM

One might be tempted to refer to Ken Stanley as Detroit's version of Robert Pollard. Of course, there are probably versions of the Guided by Voices leader in every major city in the country. That isn't to say that Stanley (and others like him) sound much, if anything, like Pollard....

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I Learned the Hard Way

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Here's a name you probably don't recognize: Gabriel Roth. He's a Brooklyn-based architect who works under the decidedly funkier alias Bosco Mann. Roth's structures — deep but bright with ample natural light — are auditory, set in analog foundations, inhabited by revelers of authentic late-'60s soul and the deep funk...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NEW MICK BASSETT & THE MARTHAS EP...

Posted on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Mick Bassett & The Marthas, one of our fave local bands, are releasing a new four-song EP, Laugh Like You Want It, this week. The release party is this Thursday, May 13th, at the Loving Touch in Ferndale. But if you don't want to wait until Thursday, you can download...

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TED + SARAH....ANDRE + BACON!

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Two Detroit musical legends -- despite what you may think of either one, they are legends at this point -- in the spotlight this week. In case you haven't noticed or heard, Ted Nugent wrote the entry for Sarah Palin in the new Time Magazine special edition list of the...

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