Friday, December 31, 2010

Black Milk's Okayplayer TV Interview. Great.

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Okayplayer TV: Black Milk - The Man, The Music, The City from Cam Be on Vimeo. Here's a video that came out a few days ago of local producer Black Milk talking about his music and the way it connects with the city of Detroit. This is a darn...

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Late Notice: Wasted Youth Reunites for New Years Eve Fête at Oslo

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 9:01 PM

I just got word from Detroit veteran emcee, 87, that Wasted Youth is reuniting for one evening only for a New Years Eve performance at Oslo. This isn't the '80s L.A. punk band Wasted Youth but rather the influential Detroit hip-hop group that we put on the MT cover...

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

'Einstein on the Beach' revival set to begin in A2

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Followers of the minimalist movement in music can point to the 1976 staging of the Philip Glass-Robert Wilson opera Einstein at the Beach, as the moment the movement went big time. With performances in a half-dozen or so European cities and New York, it was a seminal piece — five...

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best local hip-hop videos of 2010, more lists coming

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM

(MT's Dec. 29 issue will have lists galore looking back at the musical highs of 2010. Here's an advance sample from Jonathan Cunningham. -Eds.) 1) Black Milk, “Welcome (Gotta Go)” ( Even though the staggered, stop-motion graphics attached to Black Milk’s “Welcome (Gotta Go)” video could make some dizzy, director...

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gorillaz Drop Free Sonic Journal of 2010 Fall Tour

Posted By on Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Download it here for free. Recorded along their recent North American tour the new 15-track album features a song recorded while in town at The Fox Theater oh so cleverly named "Detroit"...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mr. Chief's "Can't Stand It" featuring Guilty Simpson and Wrekonize

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Here's a vid for the song "Can't Stand it" from Detroit based rapper Mr. Chief featuring fellow Detroit emcee Guilty Simpson and Miami-based wordsmith Wrekonize. The video was shot by Wayne State grad Adam E. Pillon and was filmed in a wooded area of Southfield and at the American...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Iggy Guests On Praxis Track: Listen Here

Posted By on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Furies (feat. Iggy Pop) by MethodofDefiance Praxis is the lovechild of master producer of the weird and wild Bill Laswell. Along with a slew of others, Laswell has worked with the Stooges, Herbie Hancock, Brian Eno & David Byrne, and Funkadelic. Across their dozen or so albums, the core...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wonder Twin: You must see the Copper Thieves!

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Detroit’s Copper Thieves are ready to move you with the kind of melodic, smart, guitar rock one can usually only hear when tuning the radio 94.7 WCSX and playing an Archers of Loaf record at the same time. If you’ve been in the mood for some totally unpretentious, turn-it-up-to-11 anthemic...

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Alice Cooper gets into the Rock and Roll of Fame. Lift a toast!

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM

And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies/ Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies It's true, the Alice Cooper group got into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. It's about stinkin' time. We've bitched around here for years about the band not getting...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Remembering James Moody

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 12:05 PM

"My goal in life is to play better tomorrow than I did yesterday," James Moody told MT's jazz scribe Charles L. Latimer when they spoke for a January article. "I'm in competition with myself and nobody else." That Moody vs. Moody competition, that internal drive to best himself as a...

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