Friday, February 24, 2012

The Darkness At St. Andrews - Setlist, Review, Photos & Videos

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

The Darkness at St. Andrews In 2004 there were a few CDs that never left my 1992 Chrysler New Yorker. As most of my friends can attest one of those was the Darkness' Permission To Land. I've even caught some random flack over the past few years about how...

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City Slang: Andre Williams releases album at Blind Pig

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Andre Williams will celebrate the release of his new Hoods and Shades album with a record release show at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on March 24. Doors are at 9 and cover if $8 in advance or $10 on the night. According to the press release, “Andre...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder video is bloody disgusting

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Local metal-heads the Black Dahlia Murder have announced that the video for the new “Moonlight Equilibrium” single is now live on See the video here. is a website for fans of horror, so that should tell you where the band have gone with this video. There are...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

-After- Blowout: A Matter of MINUTES -

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM

This Kalamazoo band talks a lot about "serving the song..." If nothing else, for Chafe Hensley, Isaac Turner, Mark Larmee and Ryan Nelson, each "solidly into their 30's," that... is the last and best and most important remaining goal. There's a certain stirring ping of nostalgia inherent to Mintues'...

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City Slang: “The Polish Muslims Make Number Two” revisited

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Performing at the Blowout at 12.30 at Kelly’s Bar on the Saturday, the Polish Muslims have become a staple of any Hamtramck event. Indeed, only this week they were blowing the roof off the New Dodge for Fat Tuesday. The path is well-trodden, but somehow it’s still funny. The...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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, February 20, 2012

Slaughterhouse's Bob Madigan dead at 47

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Former Detroiter and noise-punk trailblazer Bob Madigan has died in San Francisco from liver failure. He was 47. Madigan founded the demented, drug-addled and noisy band Slaughterhouse in 1983 in Detroit, pulling together a bunch of friends to meld guitar feedback, banging drums and Madigan’s shouted lyrics into a...

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City Slang: Live the music

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

The Detroit School of Rock & Pop has announced the formation of a sister organization called Live the Music Foundation. According to a press release, “Its goals are to raise money for scholarships for students that can't attend our school and to raise money to help provide equipment for...

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rest in Peace Michael Davis

Posted By on Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Michael Davis, bassist with the MC5 and Destroy All Monsters among other bands, has died of liver failure after a month in hospital. Davis' musical endeavors need no recap here in Detroit. Personally, I'm going to choose to remember the man who welcomed me into his home when I...

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"In Love With The Light" - "Times/Tides" - "Visions"

Posted By on Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM

If we have anything close to our own version of ancient Mayan-esque astrologists... (albeit in the form of a noise-preoccupied faction of rock-n-roll re-arrangers), it'd be the malevolently-artistic and artistically-malevolent minds musing and enthusing the ethereal alleys of what's known as New Detroit... From this futuristic MysTopian city (based in/around...

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