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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 39: Brighton Rock

Posted By on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM

With BBC 4 Radio as my soundtrack, I am in the front seat of Lester with Ben at my right, driving to Holyhead, Wales. A few days ago we left Europe's mainland and took the Eurotunnel, flying underneath the English Channel. The hotels in the mainland can be quite interesting....

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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder to support Dethklok

Posted By on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Nationally-adored Detroit metal band the Black Dahlia Murder will open up for Dethklok, the fake band from Adult Swim’s animated show Metalocalypse all across the United States alongside Machine Head and All That Remains. The Dethklok North American tour kicks off on October 30 in Norfolk, VA and wraps...

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Friday, October 26, 2012

City Slang: The Night After the Day of the Dead

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Static Records is apparently determined to stretch the Halloween festivities out; the label is hosting a Night After the Day of the Dead show on Friday, November 2 at the Corktown Tavern. On the bill is the Luckouts, Screamray, and Sons of Strippers. Let’s face it – many of us...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Duerr Discretion Advised - "Sirens" set to stun - on Halloween

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Late start to the morning... -the Internet's already way-ahead of me... If you've read anything by me, you've already read enough rants on the two rappers referenced -really only in authorship of said-song ("Sirens") featured in the music video "trailer" streaming below. Rapraprap, LacquaLacquaLacqua, you know how it goes...those...

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City Slang: Electric Fire Babies’ Thriller

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:55 AM

The Electric Fire Babies is releasing a single for Halloween called “Thriller”. According to the band, the song is inspired by the Michael Jackson classic, but it is from the point of view of a zombie. Interesting. You can hear the song here. Click here to join the City...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 38: Tools of Rock

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM

My heart is racing as we just got on the Eurotunnel with seconds to spare. We almost missed our train taking us from France into the U.K., but alas, we made it. I thought I'd use this adrenaline rush to write. After our four German gigs we got in Lester...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

City Slang: Timmy’s Organism set to tour

Posted By on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Timmy’s Organism, featuring Clone Defects/Human Eye main man Timmy Vulgar is set to tour through the first half of November. Dates so far announced are: Nov 1 - Detroit, MI - Jumbo's Bar Nov 3 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Nov 4 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah Nov...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 12:33 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, October 22, 2012

Friday - Creepy Cheapy 5 (at the Crofoot, Pontiac)

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:43 AM

A special kind of spirit and half-satiric/half-nostalgic whimsy strikes through Detroit's delegation of musicians each Halloween. They get possessed. In terms of performer-enthusiasm, packed-line-ups and this almost-baffling all-in-participatory fervor, the only other time of year that could rival Halloween would be the bustle of the Blowout. Rock n roll's much...

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

City Slang: Horse Cave Trio celebrates 10 years at Callahans

Posted By on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Detroit rockabilly band the Horse Cave Trio will play at Callahan’s Music Hall on Friday, November 2, to celebrate their ten years together. The Horse Cave Trio formed late in 2002 with a vision to create roots music with a Detroit edge - a straight ahead, high energy roots...

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