Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hairshirt Still Fits (ReunionS) - 6.23.12

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I hold in my hands a SPIN magazine from 1996 (donated to the Ferndale Library recently) ... In all its edgy '90s glory, its cover touts: "The World's Most Dangerous Band" (...that being: Rage Against The Machine) and Inside: "The Electronica Revolution" It's surreal (maybe even upsetting on a...

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City Slang: Jack White Ain’t No Sexist

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 5:26 AM

A piece published on by Lauren O’Neal defends Jack White from allegations made by Jessica Misener in the Atlantic that White’s lyrics on Blunderbuss suggest that he doesn’t like women that he can’t control. O’Neal even goes as far as to suggest that White is a feminist, saying...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Sights Tour Diary No. 10: Bed Bugs, Band-Aids and Badminton; Plus, Getting Recognized Outside Truck Stop Urinals

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

See My Friends As I type this, Kyle's asleep a few feet away in a bed. We were bed buddies for the evening, and I must say, he is a good one (since he is the next smallest guy in the van besides me). Having a small bed buddy is...

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Justin Walker's new buzzing's and the Thornbills fly again

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Justin Walker, (known to me back when we first met and for a long time preceding as "Justin Audio,") would drop two names in our first musical conversation... (really, our first and almost every preceding conversations have been: musical)...but anyway: Gang of Four, he said. And Bo Diddley, he...

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City Slang: New House Shoes video

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Detroit rapper House Shoes has a new video online, which can be viewed here. “Starting from Detroit and currently residing in Los Angeles, House Shoes has been the ambassador for all things Detroit for 15+ years. His debut producers album "Let It Go" drops on June 19th via Tres...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:30 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, May 28, 2012

City Slang: Amy Gore set for PiratePalooza

Posted By on Mon, May 28, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The second annual PiratePalooza takes place on June 8 and 9 at the Luna Kai Tiki Bar and Grill in Harrison Township. Live music comes courtesy of Amy Gore & Her Valentines, the Hips, the Orbitsuns, Bocca Musica, Frankie D’Angelo and Match By Match. Here’s the deets. “his fun...

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

MOVEMENT DAY 1: Electric Love

Posted By on Sun, May 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

By Esther Rubyan   Nothing can replace the electric pulse of our beloved Detroit. It is the electronic roots of this city that keeps this colorful pulse strong and thriving. Movement, also named Detroit Electronic Music Festival started off on the right note, to put it very lightly. Brought to...

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The Sights Tour Diary No. 9: Cali's in the Rearview, For Now; Plus, The Boys Take Oakland and Baranek Gives Props to the Babysitter.

Posted By on Sun, May 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Rosebud Well, California is behind us as we just entered Oregon for tonight's gig in Bend with the D. I'd like to revisit a taste of the last few days' highs. First off, I'd like to give our tour manager Shades props for being strict on the departure time. Getting...

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City Slang: More Movement on Sunday

Posted By on Sun, May 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

The Movement Electronic Music Festival continues on Sunday, so get ready for a long weekend of love and pulsing beats. The action starts at noon, and artists appearing across the many stages include Carl Craig, Josh Wink, Public Enemy, Claude VonStroke, Malik Alston, Pirahnahead, MK aka Marc Kinchen, and...

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