Wednesday, January 30, 2013

City Slang: The Stooges get ready to die

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM

The follow up to the Stooges’ 2007 The Weirdness album will be called Ready to Die. It’ll be the first to feature James Williamson on guitar since Raw Power, and the first Stooges album ever to not feature sadly deceased guitarist (and Raw Power bassist) Ronnie Asheton. Williamson has produced...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

City Slang: Battlecross back in the studio

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Local power metal titans Battlecross, signed to Metal Blade Records, are going into the studio next month to record the follow-up to the 2011 debut Pursuit of Honor. According to a press release, “Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record their follow...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:07 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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EXCLUSIVE Premier: The Kickstand Band (video) "Still Thinking of You Tonight"

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The Kickstand Band's guitarist/singer Gordon Smith found out about the inherently stressful challenges of "video shoots" back in 10th grade when he attempted a musical re-imagining Robocop in the gallant role of Don Quixote.   So it's been more than ten years since the songwriter got in front of a...

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

City Slang: Robin Horlock’s new video

Posted By on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Local Anglo-Detroiter songsmith Robin Horlock has a new video available for the love song “Let’s Take Tonight.” Be warned – this is very schlocky and not to be viewed unless you’re feeling particularly over-romantic. If you can watch Notting Hill and Love Actually without sicking in your mouth, go for...

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In Case You Missed It- (with videos): Fred Thomas, Cold Men Young, Frontier Ruckus

Posted By on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Waking up on Sunday...afternoon. What a busy night on the Detroit music scene last night. LucyPalooza at the Tangent Gallery... New bands strutting their experimental post-rock styles at the Lager House... Odu Afrobeat! An indie-pop-minded "Orchestra" at the Magic Stick... A free show of new punk-reconstruction-ists over in Ferndale! Let's...

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

City Slang: Howling Diablos gets romantic

Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:57 PM

The Howling Diablos will headline a Valentine’s evening spectacular on, predictably enough, February 14, at PJ’s Lager House. They say, “Headlining the night of pure Detroit ROCK are kingpins, the Howling Diablos, and joining them are labelmates, Awesome Jarvis & The Whales and newcomers, The Royal Blackbirds, who are...

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City Slang: Juggalos keep fighting back

Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM

A couple of weeks ago, we published a blog about how Juggalos are coming forward with stories of harassment since the FBI officially labeled them a gang. Here are some more: “I decided to join the Army and when I talked to my recruiter he asked about my tattoos. I...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

City Slang: Motown Museum girl group exhibition

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

The Motown Museum will unveil a new exhibit called “Girl Groups: The Grit, the Glamour, the Glory” on Thursday, January 31. The exhibit will feature Supremes, the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, the Velvelettes, and the the Andantes. “We are very proud to exhibit these recording artists and the contributions they have...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

City Slang: Dante LaSalle to DJ Vodka Vodka Friday

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Local DJ Dante LaSalle will be spinning an eclectic mix at the MT’s Vodka Vodka event this Friday night at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market from 8 p.m. We say, “VODKA VODKA returns for its 4th year as metro-Detroit's premier vodka-tasting party, taking place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market...

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