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Thursday, February 28, 2013

City Slang: Trinosophes opens its doors

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Trinosophes, the new club what experimental/world music pioneer and champion Joel Petersen, will see its grand opening on Saturday, March 9. That first show will feature the Matthew Shipp Trio, Space Band, Isles of ESP, James Baljo, Skeeter, Shelton's Spectrum 2 and hopefully Noah from Duly's Coney Island; DJs Brad...

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City Slang: A Band Called Death

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

A film called A Band Called Death, chronicling the weird and wonderful story of the punk band Death, will be screened at SXSW. According to the press release, “The film chronicles rebirth and rise to cult stardom of early-’70s African-American “proto-punk” trio Death, following a new generation’s discovery of...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 9:45 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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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

City Slang: Happy Birthday Mitch Ryder

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM

We would like to wish a warm and happy 68th birthday to the one and only Mitch Ryder today. To celebrate the occasion, have another look at our piece on the great man from last year, here. Back then, Ryder said of his new album, “At my age, you can’t...

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After The SnowRush (2.28.13 - Forget Records at the Berkley Front

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Another sonic summit of psychedelic/experimentally-minded music makers gathers upstairs in the Berkley Front on Thursday, swelling together their sweet harmonies only to provocatively drown them out with fuzzed-out fenders and forage their own kind of heady dream-pop - Right! Who needs that finally-released-My-Bloody-Valentine album, types like the laid-back-yet-intense post-apocalyptic bohemians...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

City Slang: Second Bestest Concert Ever

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

The Second Annual Bestest Concert Ever will take place Saturday, March 23, at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Performers will include the Howling Diablos, Candy Band and students from the Detroit School of Rock and Pop. According to the press release, activities include: McCourts...

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City Slang: Orion Festival lineup announced

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM

The lineup for this year’s mega Orion Festival, taking place on Detroit’s Belle Isle on June 8 and 9, has been announced and there are a few local bands on the bill. Metal-heads Battlecross, rock ‘n’ soul dudes the Dirtbombs and punks Death represent Detroit. Also on the bill are...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

City Slang: Trick Trick coming to the Stick

Posted By on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Rapper Trick Trick will be performing at the Magic Stick on May 9. Tickets are $10. According to a statement, “A member of Detroit’s hip-hop elite, Christian Anthony, better known by his stage name Trick Trick, is an American rap artist and member of the hip-hop group Good Sqwad. He...

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City Slang: Jamaican Queens at the Blind Pig

Posted By on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM

The Jamaican Queens play the Blind Pig tonight, Saturday, February 23. The band is performing Wormfood, its debut album. It also has a video out for new single “Water”, which can be seen here. “Ryan and Adam were formerly in the band Prussia, and teamed up to record Wormfood last...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

A.M. Survey

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Sequestration. SXSW. Emergency Financial Managers. Bonnaroo lineups... Sporting world scandals. Thurston Moore's new band... It's another busy, crazy, noisy week. It's all blurring by me, as I try to move my shit from one house to another. It's like the world's being put on hold while I crouch down...

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