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Sunday, March 31, 2013

City Slang: The Flaks and Empire! Empire combine for Royal Oak show

Posted By on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Four Michigan bands - Birmingham’s the Flaks, Fenton’s Empire! Empire!, Clawson’s Trotsky and Grand Rapids’ This is the Year - will play a show with two Philadelphia bands, Glocca Morra and Luther, at the Genesis Church (South Hall), 309 N. Main St., Royal Oak. The show starts at 7 p.m.,...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Third Man Records Singles Roundup

Posted By on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

In the past month or so, Third Man Records released a bunch of singles, some of them part of the continuing Blue Series- where bands passing though Nashville are invited to record a single at Third Man headquarters, to be produced by guitar virtuoso and label owner, Jack White. Two...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

City Slang: Jamaican Queens at Trinosophes

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Detroit duo the Jamaican Queens will play Trinosophes on Friday, April 12, in support of their Wormfood album. According to the band’s camp, “The band is on a spring tour through SXSW in support of Wormfood, which was just deeemed "The Coolest Debut Album of 2013" by The L Magazine....

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

City Slang: Crud at the Ritz

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Industrial rockers Crud plays a show that the band are tagging “Spring Freak” at the Ritz in Warren on Friday, April 19. Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. According to the press release, “Crud’s “Spring Freak” promises to be a...

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Silent Lions premier "Terrible Days" video

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Here's a fresh spin on zombie culture. Toledo's sludge-funk trouncing murk-pop grooving duo Silent Lions' premiered a music video at last night's show (down in their hometown, just an hour south and over the river from MT HQ) and it's a dazzlingly/hauntingly lit ethereal collage of starkly shadowed, angular and...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

City Slang: Tucos at the Dodge

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 8:43 PM

On Friday, March 29, Jeremy Porter & the Tucos will play the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck in support of the new Partner in Crime album. Also on the bill is the Ryan Dillaha Band and Oak Bones. Doors are at 9 pm and cover is just $5. Ages 18...

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Saturday Selections: Folk Fest ~~ Rap Show

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 9:15 AM

It's Wednesday and that likely means we're each already thinking about the weekend. For the folk-singers or for the rappers... For the psychedelic twangers or for the breakbeat rhymers... For the acoustic plucked balladeers and/or the turntable-(er, CD-J)-taut thesaurus leafing EmCees... There's A FOLK FEST ...and A RAP SHOW -...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

City Slang: John Sinclair at UM-Dearborn

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Poet, activist and former MC5 manager John Sinclair will appear at the University of Michigan – Dearborn on Thursday, April 4 for two events. According to a press release, “From noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, Sinclair will perform live with His Blues Scholars in Kochoff Hall A, inside the...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 9:01 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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Sunday, March 24, 2013

City Slang: Thollem Electric at Trinosophes

Posted By on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 10:53 PM

On March 29, Thollem Electric will perform at Joel Petersen’s Trinosophes. They say, “Our good friend Thollem returns with a rare electric performance of Fender Rhodes and analog effects. Best known as an improvising pianist with amazing conservatory chops, this project would seem to be informed by the recent work...

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