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Monday, January 31, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. To Drop "It's A Corporate World" LP April 26

Posted By on Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

It's a corporate world after all... One of Detroit's most stunning new acts heading into the new year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, have announced the release of their anticipated full-length debut, It's A Corporate World on Quite Scientific Records on April 26th. This oil painting of DEJJ members Daniel...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Decemberists' 'King' Lives

Posted By on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:08 PM

The latest release from Portland's Decemberists, who will appear at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Wednesday evening [now postponed until April 22 due to inclement weather], is charted by Billboard as the top-selling album in America this past week. A cult band with a passionate fanbase hitting #1 after...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

RIP Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Gladys Horton, pictured top right, with the Marvelettes News is breaking that Metro-Detroit native Gladys Horton, former lead singer of the Marvelettes, died late Wednesday evening at a nursing home in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her son, Vaughn Thorton, said she'd been recovering from a recent stroke. Horton was only...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Red Bull Emsee Battles From Detroit Now Online

Posted By on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

You probably heard about the Eminem judged freestyle competitions at St. Andrews back in August, and hopefully, you were there. But in case not, here are a couple of Red Bull produced videos of the entire thing. What's above is the final featuring FowL vs. DNA. That's easily the...

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Dwele Plays on a Snow Day

Posted By on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 3:25 PM

But Dwele is not playing in the snow, he's playing inside of his home studio where the multi-talented musician and vocalist loops a bunch of instruments and turns them into a Fela-esque beat. One thing I can say from my numerous chats with Dwele is that he can get...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Throwback Tuesdays: Intimate Slum Village Footage with J. Dilla

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Any fans of J. Dilla and the classic Slum Village trio of Baatin, T3, and Dilla will appreciate this recently unearthed clip. It's been making the internet rounds for the past few days only but probably dates back to 2000 or 2001. I'll let you know if I get more...

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Lady Te Says She's the "Princess of Detroit"

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM

If you've never heard of the fetching-but-tough 21-year-old Detroit rapper named Lady Te (and you won't be alone if you haven't), she's hoping you'll know her name by the end of this week. The 2008 Cass Tech graduate and current Wayne State student just released a new music video...

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FowL's New Music Video -- "Ambassador Bridge"

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM

I'm not sure how I missed this when it came out a couple of weeks ago but I'm just getting around to checking out FowL's latest vid for the song "Ambassador Bridge." Folks should remember FowL for outrapping all of his opponents in that Red Bull Freestyle Competition in front...

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

In the Flesh: Robert Plant show review

Posted By on Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

From MT intern Jeremy Winograd ... Robert Plant & the Band of Joy Ann Arbor, MI- Hill Auditorium January 21, 2011 “It’s a wonderful thing, this Band of Joy,” announced a still lion-haired Robert Plant early in the band’s set. “Everyone is smiling all the time and no one’s had...

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Strokes are ... back! And?

Posted By on Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Can any other modern band equal the level of irrational emotion that greets the Strokes at every turn? Ten years ago, they were perhaps the country's most relentlessly hyped band; that condition quickly dissipated and now this week, with the announcement of both a new album in March and...

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