Monday, April 30, 2012

City Slang: Matt Dmits releases EP at Lager House

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 5:26 AM

Singer/songwriter Matt Dmits will play a release show for his Bury With My Guitar EP at the Lager House on Saturday, May 19. The bill also includes Doop & the Inside Outlaws and Pat V & the Detroit 3. According to the press release, “Matt Dmits is a Detroit...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Orange Roughies - Junk Monkeys - Hippodrome - 5.5.12

Posted By on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The gravity of the event is hard to avoid, much as I resent cliched hyperboles employed by articles that tout big reunions... Still, think of it, it's been 21 years since The Orange Roughies have played a show - that's enough time for any young heavy-hearted pop-loving, new-wave-leaning post-punk romantic...

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City Slang: Mike Watt on and off bass

Posted By on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Mike Watt of the Stooges, plus the Minutemen and fIREHOSE, has just put out a book of his photographs, enhanced by some punk and travel related anecdotes, called On and Off Bass, via Three Rooms Press. Now, we wouldn’t blame you if that immediately set your warning alarms off....

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Computer Perfection's Exploration... / Duende & Lakeside's Last Days

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Happy Friday, friends and freaks... Behold ...a Computer Perfection/Dan Demaggio exploration, titled "Boby Tarlow" - a music video for a single from the Detroit-based prog-prodding space-pop-cadets' 2011 EP. A "technicolor origami..." splattering, re-splattering and un-splattering the mind as we musically muse upon the metaphysical possibilities and ludicrous lunacies precipitated by...

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Burnin Down The Lodge: Back to when CD-R's made your case

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:31 AM

For a minute there, I thought I was going to miss CD-R's... But then, had I really, yet, at all? Busy day, yesterday. Bustling. Found respite inside the ol' organic foods shoppe, the place down the street I call Carrots-a-Go-Go, where a friend of mine handed me a burned copy...

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City Slang: Daniel Harrison and the $2 Highway unleash album at New Dodge

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 5:37 AM

Alt-country rockers Daniel Harrison and the $2 Highway will celebrate the release of the debut CD Humidity at the New Dodge in Hamtramck on May 18. Cover is $8, and the bill also includes the Wall Clocks, Shotgun Soul and Jesse Passage. According to a statement, “Daniel Harrison and...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

City Slang: Amy Gore and Jack White news

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:36 AM

Amy Gore & Her Valentines has started a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising $4,500 to record their debut album. Gore says, “The record will be 12 songs total, 10 original songs, all recorded at Rustbelt Studios with Al Sutton... We’ve been working on this album without the...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Get a Death Grip...

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Too much noise out there today. ...Much to sift through... Apples profits are way way up...boosted, surely, in no small way from the flush of music downloads via those iPads and iPhones purchased up in a swarm over the last two years. Jack White added another show at the Masonic...

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City Slang: Jennifer Westwood and the Waycross Georgia Farmboys live

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Recent City Slang star Jennifer Westwood is a busy country girl. As well as her own blossoming solo career, she has started a band with Dylan Dunbar and Jackson Smith called the Waycross Georgia Farmboys. Where the Georgia connection comes from, we’re not sure. But in front of a...

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