Monday, October 31, 2011

Creepy Cheapy Halloween Party Returns to The Crofoot

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM

The Crofoot’s annual Halloween Party - Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat IV - is one of the most talked about Halloween parties in the area, and this year’s presale tickets sold more than any other local show the venue has ever hosted. If you were one of many waiting in...

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Eddie Logix - and Music's Great Escape

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Logix just likes Lykke Li... It's no big deal or anything, the local DJ/producer just happens to harbor a casual admiration for the Swedish electronica/soul songstress's beats (and lyrics). It's led the industrious engineer to begin work on an EP inspired by those Scandanavian beats, snipped, sampled and scratched together...

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City Slang: Muggs to play CJAM benefit

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Detroit rockers the Muggs will play the Cadieux Cafe on Saturday, November 5, a beefit for CJAM. According to a statement, “The world’s ugliest band, the Muggs, will be joined by Jarrod Wolny (of Grayling), Donald “Doop” Dupree (of Doop & The Inside Outlaws), Class Three Overbite and special...

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

City Slang: This Halloween, there be Witches

Posted By on Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 6:57 PM

This Monday, on Halloween night itself, Smalls in Hamtramck will host a rare show by the Witches, featuring Detroit rock ’n’ roll mainstay Troy Gregory. Also on the bill is Outrageous Cherry. According to Cherry mainmain Matt Smith (who played bass for the Witches back in the Gold Dollar...

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

City Slang: Kem announces Mack & Third event

Posted By on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:59 PM

The man that’s keeping some Detroit at Motown Records, Grammy-nominated Kem, announced that major accomplishments were made with this year’s Mack & Third event that was held at Detroit's Cass Park on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at a post-event reception last night for sponsors and partner/recipient organizations. According to...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

City Slang: Alice Cooper launches phone app

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Alice Cooper, Detroit’s king of creepy cool and all that is dark and scary, is launching a Welcome 2 My Nightmare iPhone app. BWA-HAHAHAHA Nothing says Halloween like a big old corporate endorsement, right? To be fair though, it could be pretty cool. According to the press release, “Alice...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

City Slang: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. to release second part of EP series

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Local-area awesome poppy, funky rock duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are to release the second in the My Love is Easy EP series, titled My Love is Easy: Remixes Pt. 2, on November 15. The EP will feature remixes by Memory Tapes, Tiger & Woods and Pictureplane, among others....

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

City Slang: “All Thrills…” revisited

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 3:23 PM

In the grand scheme of things, the Capitol Cities’ All Thrills isn’t that old and probably not particularly forgotten by those that cared, released, as it was, in 2004. But I don’t care. This is a fantastic album that was only heard by a fraction of the people that...

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Recommended recent spins: Twin Sister; St. Vincent

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Twin Sister In Heaven (Domino) Forgoing the throwback tendencies that tend to hamper a lot of dreampop, the splendid debut from this sprightly Long Island quintet shows little interest in the ethereal beauty of clear antecedents like Cocteau Twins and Lush. This instead is a thrillingly direct collection of...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:01 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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