Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Phat Kat's New Album Teaser

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Metro Times pot issue cover star Phat Kat is gearing up to release a new record in the coming months. In order to drum up support, he promises to release music and videos on a consistent basis to make sure that his brand of grounded yet Detroit flashy style...

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City Slang: “Steal This Record” revisited

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Steal This Record gets a bad rap amongst Suicide Machines fans. Apparently, hardcore (no pun intended) followers believe that, by this point in the band’s career (2001), the Machines had been polluted by Vans Warped Tours, and record label pressure, abandoning the original hardcore punk / ska sound in...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:33 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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Danny Brown's "Blunt After Blunt" Shows an Artistic Shift

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM

If there's one area that Danny Brown has artfully mastered about his own branding it's that staying consistently bizarre works. He's being entirely himself while borrowing the most magnetic attributes of ODB, Kool Keith, 2 Live Crew, Too $hort and even a comedian like Andrew Dice Clay as he...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

City Slang: The Verve Pipe bag up the holidays

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Mega-selling Lansing alterna-rockers the Verve Pipe will be performing at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. Cover is $20. The show, the Verve Pipe’s third annual holiday homecoming concert, will be opened by local indie rockers Crashing Cairo. According to the press release,...

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

City Slang: Detroit Symphony Orchestra brings the joy

Posted By on Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 7:39 PM

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform the annual Home For the Holidays show between Friday, December 16 and Sunday, December 18. Prices start at $19. According to the website, “Leonard Slatkin conducts Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition. Share it with family and friends, and thrill to the spectacle of...

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Recommended recent spins: Surfer Blood; The Bats

Posted By on Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Surfer Blood Tarot Classics EP (Kanine) For all the fierce hype that initially greeted Florida’s Surfer Blood, their debut album Astro Coast didn’t receive the attention it deserved, and it’s hard to say what intrigued Warner Bros. about the sweet, emotionally heavy surf-rock revivalists. The foursome can’t escape trials...

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City Slang: Two proto-punk guitarists are now bobble-heads

Posted By on Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Two legendary Detroit guitarists, Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and James Williamson of the Raw Power and current lineup of the Stooges have been immortalized in the form of bobble-head statuettes. The two figures are actually really fucking cool. Both have a little speaker and, with a push of...

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Friday, November 25, 2011

City Slang: Mike Watt prepares Spielgusher album

Posted By on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Stooges bassist Mike Watt will release the new album by his Spielgusher project on January 12, 2012. Watt likes to keep busy with a variety of oddball endeavors, and Spielgusher is no different. According to the bio, “The story of spielgusher begins at what would be near the end...

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

City Slang: Ozzy drummer goes back to school

Posted By on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Detroit native and drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Clufetos, will be coming home to teach a clinic at Adams High School Auditorium on Tuesday, December 13 at 6.30 p.m. Cover is $10. According to a statement, “Tommy Clufetos, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, will be in town Tuesday, December 13...

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