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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

City Slang: Katie Grace prepares to rock the Park Bar

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Detroit best bad girl Katie Grace will play the Park Bar in Detroit on Friday, November 9. But here’s the exciting bit – the show will be recorded for a future live release by Jim Diamond. Cheer loud enough and you might hear yourself on the CD later. What...

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City Slang: Deadstring Brothers have Loving Touch

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Local Americana troubadours the Deadstring Brothers play the Loving Touch in Ferndale on Sunday, November 11 in support of the album Sao Paulo. According to a press release, “Earning comparisons to the Stones circa Exile on Main Street, Deadstring Brothers are Detroit incarnate. A little rough and tumble, they're roots...

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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 42: Tales from the Riverbank

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Wolverhampton is a city we played back in '03 but on this trip it represents the day my girlfriend rolled into town. I was very excited to see her, and when I heard a taxicab door shut I knew it was her. She'd flown across the Atlantic, got on a...

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Dude - "In The Next Pocket"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:09 AM

It's Halloween...and I'm scared to death over the implications of the forthcoming election. Part of that might be the masters of horror themselves, those terrifying, ghoulish pundits adorning my television screen with these unnerving pit-and-the-pendulum-esque polls and swing-states-statistics... The Suspense is killing me... Pop music's always a fine escape... But...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 41: Was So Much Younger Then...

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

After our Stonehenge trip in the early afternoon we made our way north to the island where Lemmy from Motorhead (and Hawkwind) was born. I forget the name of it, but it is in Wales. We checked into the room and since it was Friday night, we went out...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:17 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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New Sounds from the New Class: Puppy Love and Organ Solos

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Kickstand Band – Puppy Love (Suburban Sprawl) You have and haven’t heard this before A Detroit-based pop-trio clearly charmed by the fuzzy feedback grooves of the 90’s-indie-class of strutting, sock-hop conjuring, late 50’s-rock. Revivalism’s a guilty pleasure when it’s got quality and these kids are cutting quality tracks for...

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

City Slang: Hit Society to hit the clubs

Posted By on Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Local indie pop rockers the Hit Society are set to enter the studio with Dave Feeny (Tempermill) and Ray Goodman (SRC/Mitch Ryder) with shows on November 3, December 4 and December 15 at the Lager House, and November 15 at the Garden Bowl. According to a statement, “Hit Society started...

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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 40: Stoned

Posted By on Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM

This morning began with a stop at a lasting memory of my first U.K. tour, the restaurant known as Little Thief. Actually, it's called Little Chef, but back in '03 it was dubbed 'the thief' because of its high prices. Well it seems the thief has cleaned up its act,...

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

City Slang: The Sights rock London

Posted By on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

OK, as I am English, I still have friends in the old country, and the Sights just played there opening for Tenacious D, I thought it’d be fun to have one of my buddies review the show. Chris “Metal Ed” Mann (pictured left) was my “gig partner” while in London,...

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