Friday, May 31, 2013

Greater Intensity: The Doc Waffles Reader

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Like Bronte crossed with Bugs Bunny, or the Algonquin Round Table populated by Adult Swim characters... Detroit rapper Doc Waffles reels off rhapsodic and dizzying sonnets, stacked with three-dollar verbiage only to wink at you with this uncannily charming "ain't I a stinker" manner that switches it up and pulls...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

City Slang: Bill Bondsmen plan 10th anniversary show

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Local hardcore troupe the Bill Bondsmen will play at Smalls in Hamtramck on Saturday, June 22 to celebrate the fact that band has been in existence for an astonishing ten years. A statement from the band reads, “Fresh off the release of their latest 7" single (Peasant Under Glass b/w...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

City Slang: Battlecross song streaming now

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Canton metal titans Battlecross, who are playing OrionFest with Metallica in a couple of weeks, have a song streaming now. “Force Fed Lies”, from the forthcoming second album War of Will, is available here. They say, “Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to Earth Needs Men is a duo featuring Detroit native Delton on vocals, keys and violin, and his buddy Scott on drums, bass, etc. Delton...

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Wasabi Dream

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Loose. We sporadically repeat the word, Adam Cox, Noah Eikhoff, Dave Vaughn and I, sharing strong coffee on a chilly Sunday morning, piecing together the shapeless and netting the nebulous - Wasabi Dream just doesn't work like most bands. They work, somewhat intensely... and yet still loosely. They dig deep...

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Assorted shots from Movement 2013

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM


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Monday, May 27, 2013

City Slang: Sweet Crystal prepare for Callahans

Posted By on Mon, May 27, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Christian hard rock band Sweet Crystal will play Callahan’s in Auburn Hills on June 14. Doors are at 6.30 p.m., music starts at 8. Cover is $12 advance or $15 at the door. According to a press release, “In unprecedented style, Christian rock band SWEET CRYSTAL made it a “clean...

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

City Slang: Battlecross to play Mayhem Fest with Rob Zombie and more

Posted By on Sun, May 26, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Detroit metal band Battlecross will play the 6th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival across North America this summer. This tour hits the DTE Energy Music Theater (or Pine Knob) on July 28. The bill features Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth,...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

City Slang: Jill Jack to Perform at the Music Foundation May fundraiser

Posted By on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Local singer/songwriter Jill Jack will perform on May 31 as part of the Music Foundation: LIVE at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music series. According to a press release, “Jack will perform at the 1109 S. Washington Ave. location in Royal Oak. Monthly shows in the LIVE at...

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New Electro Jams for June: Deastro, Dakota Bones

Posted By on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 9:10 AM

It's MOVEMENT weekend here in Detroit. Happy Memorial Day. I'm playing back some of the newest electro-(and not so electro-)based music released by Detroit artists this week. Starting with the formidable newness from Deastro: Clear Keep.... Clicks. Pulse. Beats. A thrum of fuzz; a scramble of synths. Melody strangled under...

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