Friday, September 30, 2011

City Slang: Stooges book release in Hamtramck

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM

On Saturday night, the New Dodge in Hamtramck will host the book release party for The Stooges: Head On by, umm, me. No apologies for the shameless self-promotion. It should be a great night. I’ll be there with books, for those with an interest in the Stooges or the...

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Ypsi Fest 2011

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Anthony Anonymous calls himself out. “I know it sounds like bull shit when I say that I am excited for all of the bands playing YpsiFest this year,” the shaggy, bearded, wild-eyed, guitar gutting singer of demolition-punk-duo Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program says, “but it’s true.” The incorrigibly enthusiastic Ypsilanti-advocate with...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

City Slang: High Strung bassist writes documentary score

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Chad Stocker, bassist with the High Strung, has written the music for a documentary that airs at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor this Saturday. The film, Where Soldiers Come From, is from the mind of Heather Courtney. According to the press release, the story is as follows. “Enticed...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

City Slang: “Paradise” revisited

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Back in ’89 when Inner City put out the debut Paradise album, barriers were being broken. Techno and, to be honest, all forms of electronic music was still new, and those that did listen to it were part of an underground secret movement that regular people weren’t privy too....

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Recommended recent spins: John Maus; Washed Out

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Two scholarly types craft pop throwbacks; it's not rock 'n' roll, but we like it John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music) You could be forgiven for not wanting to enjoy John Maus' music after some particularly eyebrow-raising comments he made about the decline of...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

City Slang: ICP to broadcast Hallowicked show via internet pay-per-view

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:20 PM

The Insane Clown Posse has announced that it will broadcast the 18th annual Hallowicked show live and online on Halloween night, along with one Dark Lotus show from Rochester, NY, on October 27. Both shows are available for purchase here. According to a press release from the Psychopathic Records...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

City Slang Reads: Fever – Little Willie John

Posted By on Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Man, if ever there was a story that needed telling, it is that of Little Willie John. Born William Edward John, the singer had a recording career that lasted approximately six years before he was jailed for manslaughter in ’66. He died in jail in ’68. Before that though,...

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

City Slang: Join our Turntable community

Posted By on Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:06 PM

City Slang now has a room set up with the ever-growing Turntable application. Click here to join. For the unfamiliar, Turntable is like a social version of Pandora. One you are signed in, you set up a playlist and then five people at a time take turns spinning songs....

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Friday, September 23, 2011

City Slang: Joseph Messing coming home

Posted By on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Royal Oak native and now Chicago resident Joseph Messing is coming back to the D to play a show at the Majestic Café on September 30 with his band the Wise Men, in support of his debut album, The Waking Visions of Joseph, which was released in July. Amazingly,...

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