Monday, December 31, 2012

City Slang: I Love Lightning Bugs readers album of 2012

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

We are naming I Love Lightning Bugs’ Kensington album the City Slang Readers Choice Album of 2012. Of course, they were the only band smart enough to post a link on their Facebook page and send out a mass tweet, but who cares? They used their heads. Self-promotion is...

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

City Slang: A New Year’s Bang

Posted By on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Paxahau, the peeps behind the Movement Festival, are hosting an electronic New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Palace of Auburn Hills featuring Skrillex and Boys Noize. According to the event page, “The headliners are bringing friends from OWSLA and Boys Noize Records to the birthplace of techno for what is...

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City Slang: Glitter Trash New Year at the Lager House

Posted By on Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Still wondering what to do for New Year on Monday night? Well, sleaze punks Glitter Trash are playing the Lager House. Steffie & the Dirty Virgins and the Reelers are also on the bill, so expect genders to be gleefully mixed in the best possible way. It’s a no-holds-barred, leave-your-apprehensions-at-the-door...

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Friday, December 28, 2012

City Slang: What was your album of the year?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Right now, we are gathering polls from critics and musicians and we’ll be posting a bunch of Top Tens in the New Year. However, it’d be good to get your opinion. Let us know your favorite local album, local song, national album and/or national song from 2012 and we’ll...

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

City Slang: Belle Isle to host Orion Fest

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 8:56 AM

A stunning bit of news this – not only is Metallica bringing its stellar Orion Fest to Detroit but the Bay Area thrash metal giants are actually coming into the city and planning to plant the festival on Belle Isle, rather than the DTE Energy Music Theater (or somewhere like...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

City Slang: Detroit School of Rock and Pop winter series

Posted By on Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The Detroit School of Rock & Pop will host a winter concert series in 2013. They say, “Starting this January, The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music will become a Friday night venue for an intimate "micro" concert series. The evenings will provide a free music "clinic" early in...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

City Slang: Christmas in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for a spectacular 2012, and wish you a wonderful Christmas and holidays. Here’s a tasty little video clip, featuring Tino Gross and most of the Howling Diablos plus Dave Edwards of the Look performing as Funky Daddy...

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Monday, December 24, 2012

City Slang: More Christmas messages

Posted By on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Hopefully you will have seen my feature in this week’s Metro Times, a collection of holiday stories from Detroit musos. Well, there were a couple of entries that didn’t make it in because of space, time or both. Here they are: Scott Asheton (Stooges) Greatest gift I ever received was...

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Inside Outlaws LIVE LP and Release Show

Posted By on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM

From the rustic look of the cover, it looked to me like it would be another wannabe Indie comp but after a closer look, I see the awesome list of bands on the cover: Doop and the Inside Outlaws, After Dark Amusement Park, Katie Grace, and a ton more. This...

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

City Slang: Luis Resto at the Jazz Cafe

Posted By on Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Luis Resto will release his newest CD One Small Light at the Jazz Café on January 24. According to the press release, “This live multi-media performance is inspired by and visually explores the de-industrialized track that runs behind Eastern Market with music blending traditional instruments with electronic ones and...

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