Sunday, September 30, 2012

City Slang: Dick Wagner gets reading

Posted By on Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Dick Wagner, guitarist with Frost, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and others, will be appearing at a number of events to promote his Not Only Women Bleed book. On Saturday, October 27, Wagner will be at Traverse City’s Horizon Books between 2 and 4 p.m. That same day, from 8 p.m.,...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

City Slang: Core Effect and Citizen Zero to host joint release at Magic Bag

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:12 PM

On Friday, October 12, rockers Core Effect and Citizen Zero will host a joint CD release show at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and are available now on and the Magic Bag Theatre Box Office. Alternative pop-rockers Royal Hoax...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

City Slang: Whitey Morgan at Inverness Inn

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Whitey Morgan & the 78’s, Flint’s outlaw country heroes, will play the Inverness Inn in Chelsea on Friday, October 5. According to a statement, “Since the release of their first album Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels, Whitey and the band have revived a forgotten genre with a fierce dedication and...

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Cookin With Que-C (Mister) // Coleman Youngbloods cassette // Self Says 7")

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Brief-psyche-rant: ...Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, The Fall, Slint and maybe a bit of Mogwai for extra coloring... now that's a spicy stew of startle-jazz freak-groove NewWeird wonder! But then, that's usually local singer/songwriter Mike Ross' M.O. More punk-warbler/song-sculptor, one not to shy away from, shall we say, abstract forms? Most...

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City Slang: Soccer hooligans to raise money for Wounded Warriors

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Smalls in Hamtramck will host a benefit for Hooligans for Heroes on November 2 to raise money for the Wounded Warriors project. Hooligans for Heroes is a non-profit organization started by Gene and Ken Butcher and Drew Gentry, supporters of the Detroit City Football (or soccer) Club. According to a...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

City Slang: Nadir to release new album at Lager House

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Funky rock ’n’ soul man Nadir will celebrate the release of his Book of Jonah album with a show at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit on Friday, October 5. Showtime is 10pm and features Nadir’s seven-piece funk-rock band, with sets by Detroit rock hip-hop quartet Final Cue, plus DJ Psycho...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dinosaur Jr.

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Listen: Dinosaur Jr. --"I Want You To Know" 9/27 @ Saint Andrews' Hall (Jagjaguwar)     If you’re not gaga over the guitar and all its awesomely noisy glory, then stop reading this review. Okay, still in? Dinosaur Jr. are the would-be arena rockers who fit better under freeway...

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City Slang: Insane Clown Posse Files Lawsuit Against FBI

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Yep, you read that headline correctly. According to a statement Tuesday from Psychopathic Records, “It was just over a month ago, at the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, that Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse (ICP) announced that they would be taking legal action against...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:16 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, September 24, 2012

Thee Oh Segall! (But wait...there's more!)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Hyperbole is usually always avoidable - particularly for this numbed-up culture of fleeting trends and bubble-wrapped-buzz-feeds - But it's getting hard not to marvel at the dynamism of talented, progressive groups scheduled to stomp through town here. Thursday/Friday It'd be one thing if just Thee Oh Sees were performing at...

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