Thursday, August 30, 2012

City Slang: MusiCares offering free dental care to music peeps

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Rather odd bit of news, this, but also rather incredible and very useful. MusiCares, the Detroit Jazz Festival and Smile Programs will be providing a dental clinic offering dental screenings, teeth cleaning, and x-rays to uninsured music professionals in need between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday September 1...

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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest ready to kick off

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 7:11 AM

The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival is ready to go. Festival goers in Detroit can choose from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and Arts Beats & Eats this weekend, but the Jazz Fest provides worthy competition too. "We have an amazing collection of musicians performing this year and there will...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

City Slang: The Marv Johnson Headstone Project

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM

A project has been started to raise money to buy a headstone for the grave of Motown pioneer Marv Johnson, which, shockingly, has remained unmarked since his death in ’93 at Woodland Cemetery in Detroit. They say, “We are pleased to be wrapping up a successful campaign that secured a...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:36 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, August 27, 2012

City Slang: Dirty Show 13.5 will include dancing

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Anybody familiar with the world famous Dirty Show that takes place around Valentine’s week every year at Bert’s Warehouse will know that visitors can see some crazy-ass performance art. This September (21-23), there will be an extra event at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, dubbed Dirty Show 13.5, and for the...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

City Slang: Final House Shoes video online now

Posted By on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

The final video in Abraham Beltran’s interview series with local hip-hop guru House Shoes in online now. According to a press release, the new vid takes the viewer on a tour of House Shoes’ debut album Let It Go. The video can be viewed here. For the previous episodes, click:...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

City Slang: Eliza Neals back in Detroit for three shows

Posted By on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 5:23 AM

Over the next few weeks, sultry rock ‘n’ soul singer Eliza Neals will be playing three Detroit area shows, at Campus Martius, the Pink Pump boutique, and Arts Beats & Eats. Neals will perform a free show as part of Campus Martius’ Summer in the Park series on Thursday,...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

City Slang: Local attorney donates gold records to Detroit Historical Society

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Birmingham-based attorney Henry Baskin will be donating some of his cherished and valuable records to the Detroit Historical Society, proving that lawyers do indeed have a heart. (Hey, even we are not above the occasional lawyer joke). Fair play to Baskin though. “From gold records like Eddie Kendricks’ Boogie...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

City Slang: Warrior Soul raises a Stiff Middle Finger

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Awesomely underrated rock ‘n’ roll band Warrior Soul, featuring Detroit’s Kory Clarke, is preparing to release new album Stiff Middle Finger. Warrior Soul has long been a City Slang fave. In a feature on Clarke last year, we said that “In New York, Clarke formed Warrior Soul and signed to...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

City Slang: Amy Gore & Her Valentines’ album to drop October 13

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Amy Gore and Her Valentines will release their debut album, In Love, on October 13. A record release party is planned for that evening at the Lager House in Detroit, at which point the band will likely already have stunned the Arts Beats & Eats crowd. They say, “After...

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