Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dark Red / Sros Lords

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM

A couple of noteworthy 7" singles from Detroit acts that came out back in January - in case you missed them. Dark Red – "Tara/She's Laughing At Me" – Beehive Recording Company One of the more recent groups streaming/spinning online from the celebrated local internet-label, (Beehive), is a smoothly searing...

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Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at The Magic Bag - Photos, Video, Review & Setlist

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:46 AM

When I first heard Charles Bradley it was after I had finished interviewing Brooklyn's the Budos Band as they stopped in at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. I was talking to them about whether or not they were a soul band as they (along with Bradley) are on...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Blowout: "Once A Year"

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

So...I went out and bothered/solicited/queried just a fraction of musicians/performers from the chock-full Blowout line-up, picking their brains on a few items of news, nostalgia and potential insight One perennially contentious item being bands' reacting to the descriptors allotted them upon the event's schedule/guide. Some love it; love loathe...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:28 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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That Thing Goin On This Week

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I don't care how hip you think you hip others think you are...when it comes to Blowout, there's little chance you'll be fully acquainted/familiar-with and cognizant of every single band -in every single line up of every single venue. Most of us have day jobs and boss figures who...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

City Slang: Kid Rock to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Two blogs for the price of one today, peeps. On May 12, Kid Rock will team up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for one night only in an attempt to raise $1 million for the DSO. It’s one of the more unlikely alliances since Deep Purple and the Royal...

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City Slang: Metal Shop at the Ritz

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Fancy testing your metal chops on stage in front of a rabid crowd? The Ritz in Warren is starting a monthly metal open mic night called Metal Shop on Thursday, March 8. The party starts at 8 p.m., and there is no cover. The event is the brainchild of...

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Infinities: Housealacqua / Infinity People

Posted By on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

There's two new, notable local releases being unveiled this week - and I want to make sure they don't get drowned out by the raucous radiance of the delightfully inherently-clamorous Blowout... The day of the Pre-Party marks the debut of Infinity People's "In Love With The Light."     Listen...

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City Slang: Nuge to tour with Styx and REO Speedwagon

Posted By on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Yep, you read that right. Hunt-happy gonzo boyTed Nugent is going on the road with weepy radio rockers REO Speedwagon and prog-lite lads Styx. The tour reaches here on June 28, when the three bands will play the DTE Energy Music Theater (or Pine Knob), and the shows are...

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

City Slang: Don Was and the Stephen Gottlieb Music Festival

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Don Was will perform at the Stephen Gottlieb Music Festival on March 24. The festival runs between March 15 and 25 at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield. The festival is hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. More information can be found...

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