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Saturday, June 30, 2012

City Slang: Whitey Morgan at the Machine Shop and the Magic Bag

Posted By on Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Outlaw country locals and all-round bad boys Whitey Morgan & the 78’s will play the Machine Shop in their hometown of Flint on July 13 from 7 p.m. The very next night, July 14, the band will play the Magic Bag in Ferndale from 8 p.m. Cover for both shows...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

City Slang: The Midwest Rock ’n’ Roll Express hits DTE

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 7:04 AM

I neither know nor care what “cool” means, but I sure as hell know that it isn’t a triple bill featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx, and the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent. In fact, if a rock bill were to be put together specifically for the purpose of making the...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 16: Shades & Eddie in the War Room, Fernando & Koontz Mend Important Tour Gear and Pops Throws a Billion Dollar Bash.

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I am backstage at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina waiting to sound check. It's been awhile since I've written, so here we go. Between the first and second legs we had a little over two weeks off. In that time we played two shows in Detroit and Chicago with...

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City Slang: Party-goer steals from Seger

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 5:35 AM

20-year-old Andrew Thompson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with stealing from Bob Seger’s house during a party thrown by Seger’s 16-year-old daughter. As Gawker put it, what the hell was a 20-year-old doing at 16-year-old girl’s party? But anyway, Thompson is alleged to have taken some cash, a...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

City Slang: Detroit Sound Conservancy to present tour of Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:32 AM

On June 30, the newly formed Detroit Sound Conservancy will present the Detroit Sound Conservancy Music Tour, featuring a host of Detroit’s most notable music storytellers as guides to the city’s musical landmarks. The say, “The tour will also partner with and be logged by the DetroitWiki Project, a...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 2:14 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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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 15: Champion Texting

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Shades here. Eddie's gonna be back here real soon to catch you up on the first few shows of the second leg of the Tenacious D tour, but in the meantime, please enjoy some more pictures of Jarrod texting. PREVIOUSLY... Photos by Shades...

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City Slang: Wayne State Literary Walk this Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:25 AM

This coming Saturday, June 30, the Wayne State University Literary Walk takes place across the campus area. I will be reading from my MC5 and Stooges books alongside Susan Whitall and Kevin John, who have a fantastic book out on Little Willie John. Details are below: THIS SATURDAY @ Noon...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Nightlife - A lot of dancing and awkward banter

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Scrolling through the line up of this year's Merrick-N' Summer Fest, one band stood out to me -and it wasn't merely because I saw them staning very little chance, really, of standing-out to anyone who tried to Google their name, but more so because this duo put out a batch...

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City Slang: Infinity Hour prepares for Stars & Stripes

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Local teenage alt-rockers Infinity Hour are preparing to open for Buckcherry at this weekend’s Stars & Stripes Festival, on June 29 at 6:45 p.m. On the Budweiser National Stage. Rather amazingly, the band formed when vocalist Jena Asciutto was 12 years old. She’s 15 now. “The band had previously...

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