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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

People Are Afriad to Merge

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:17 PM

A couple of years ago, this band called The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre were better known for their bellicose blog than they were their surrealist punk and post-apocalyptic lounge-rock music...   Come to think of it, it's been a while since I've seen them play out live...But, apparently that's becuase...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 1:42 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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Monday, April 23, 2012

For The Hell Of It

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM

What's punk, anymore? Garage? Scuzz-pop? What are all these faceless voices blathering-on about on their blogs... These descriptor tags... space-slop... and what-have-you. Their ability for registoring any sense of identity or distinction has been worn-away, over-usage of copy/paste, ctrl+V, ctrl+V!! ... Psychedelic-noise...wait, what now? But, hey...what's a Fest, anymore?...

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City Slang: Johnny Headband’s album out now

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Detroit trio Johnny Headband has just released its Who Cooks For You album. It can be downloaded and streamed here, while the video for the single “And Then Again” can be viewed here. According to a statement, “Detroit based trio Johnny Headband are back at it again, this time...

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

City Slang: Crud celebrates Stinko de Mayo

Posted By on Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Vinnie Dombroski’s industrial metallers Crud a Stinko de Mayo show on Friday, May 4 at the Ritz in Warren. According to a statement, “This ‘muy caliente” party includes live music by denizen electro rockers Crud, primal stoners White Shag, full throttle rockers 60 Second Crush, femme fronted metal grinders...

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

City Slang: Record Store Day at Street Corner

Posted By on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I hope that everybody celebrated Record Store Day in style at your nearest store, picking up some bargains and showing support to an industry that really needs it. My nearest is Street Corner Music in Oak Park, and I spent a few bucks diving into its awesome dollar bin....

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Tone Mambo

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM

We start at Lenin's mummy; Tom starts wondering whether it's going to continue laying inside the Kremlin and I wonder whether his body got the traditional Egyptian mummification processes, -the whole brains-hooked-out-through-the-nostrils-thing. This spins Tom off on one of his occasional rants against Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. Do...

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City Slang: Zeds Dead added to Movement

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Dubstep stars Zeds Dead have been announced as the final headlining act for the 2012 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, performing on the Red Bull Music Academy Stage on Sunday May 27. Full performance times can be viewed here. “The festival lineup this year is a dynamic mix...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

City Slang: Psychopathic signs Big Hutch

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 5:32 AM

Psychopathic Records has announced the signing of former Above the Law rapper Big Hutch. He will take on the persona Cold 187, and his first album for the label will be called The One Solution. According to the press release, “The One Solution is going to be a fully...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lambchop is a band. A band that you should go see on Monday.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Nashville's Lambchop have been making amazing, weird, beautiful country-tinged compositions since forever (well, more like the early 90's) and they're making a rare Detroit-area appearance on Monday night at the Ark in Ann Arbor. There are a million reasons you should go - not the least of which being...

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