Thursday, June 30, 2011

City Slang: “Dream Of Life” Revisited

Posted By on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Quite correctly, Patti Smith will forever be considered a New York artist. Her debut Horses album is a bona-fide classic, and it was her blend of poetry, angry crooning and, lest we forget, Lenny Kaye’s guitar work that made her such an integral part of the CBGB’s punk scene,...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

City Slang: Carl Lundgren Rock Art In Romeo

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM

From Thursday, June 30 until Saturday, July 23, rock poster artist Carl Lundgren will be showing his work at the Starkweather Art Center in Romeo. Now, while City Slang is a music blog, there are some artists that have, quite literally, given color to the Detroit music scene over...

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Michigan Bands' Set Times & Seven Must See Shows at Electric Forest

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

With over 70 artists there's a lot to see at Electric Forest, so here's a look at where and when the Michigan bands will be and 7 other must see shows. While the lineup is heavy on DJ's be sure to check out the full band sets especially our Michigan...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Five Non-Musical Attractions @ Electric Forest Festival

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Continuing with Metro Times Music Blog's preview of the inaugural Electric Forest Festival today we bring you 5 non-musical attractions to check out this weekend.   5) Life Size Mouse Trap - The Life Size Mouse Trap is a hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic setup built a 6,500-square-foot...

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City Slang: Weekly Music Review Roundup

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Lansing-based label It Takes A Village To Make Records threw some interesting things over, not least a compilation of atmospheric indie called In the Orchard of Osiris. The album is hit and miss, but there are a couple of inventive, emotional highlights, not least “Arms and Sleepers” by the...

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Monday, June 27, 2011

City Slang: Whitey Morgan To Perform With Skynyrd

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 7:48 PM

On Monday, July 4, Flint’s Whitey Morgan & the 78s will perform at the DTE Energy Music Theater (or Pine Knob, for the old timers) with Lynyrd fuckin’ Skynyrd. Now, before anyone starts hootin’ and hollerin’ (see, I’m gettin’ into the spirit) about how this ain’t the real Skynyrd,...

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Concert Gallery: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Album Release @ St. Andrews

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Saturday night the Ferndale duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott , better known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. returned home to usher in the release of their debut album It's A Corporate World. If you're unfamiliar with the Jr. Jr. then check out MT Arts & Culture Editor...

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Electric Forest Festival (June 30th - July 3rd) Preview and Schedules

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:00 AM

For all the updating posts on this year's Electric Forest check back here at the Electric Forest on Metro Times Music Blog.   After a year off, the Double JJ Resort (home to 2008 and 2009's Rothbury Music Festival) will re-open this Thursday for a smaller scale, first go-around...

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

City Slang: Theater Bizarre – The Movie

Posted By on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM

The Theater Bizarre has become an institution in Detroit, a chance for the many alternative artists, fetishists, performance artists, perverts and degenerates to gather and collectively turn an area near the State Fairgrounds into some sort of Hellish interpretation of a carnival. It’s a spectacular thing, all the more...

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City Slang: SRC Turns Back The Clock At The Magic Bag

Posted By on Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 1:02 AM

The Magic Bag in Ferndale was full to bursting on Saturday night, as Detroit rockers young and old turned out to celebrate the fact that the SRC was playing its first show together in four decades. The Grande Ballroom cats were spread around the Bag, including artist Carl Lundgren...

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