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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

City Slang: Marshall Crenshaw to headline Michigan State Fair

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Power-pop legend Marshall Crenshaw will headline the fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair on Labor Day weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. More information about the event, which will also feature Stewart Francke and George Bedard, can be found here. They say, “The 2013 State Fair, now a...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

City Slang: Amy Gore and Her Valentines album now available through Bloodshot

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Amy Gore & Her Valentines’ In Love album has just been released on colored vinyl through Bloodshot Records. They say, “Amy Gore and her Valentines have pure Detroit pedigrees in spades – their musical backgrounds give them the chops they need to rock, but it’s the on stage synchronicity...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

City Slang: Cambodian Space Project to play Northern Lights

Posted By on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM

The Cambodian Space Project, the super-pop band with all Cambodian lyrics, play Northern Lights Lounge on Saturday, August 3. Show starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $5. The band, fresh from a triumphant show at the Concert of Colors, refer to themselves as, “Cosmic cross-culture rendezvous featuring space...

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

City Slang: James Van Horn and Dreadlock Mike killed in hit and run

Posted By on Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

News sources are reporting that two men, James Van Horn and a man who is known as Dreadlock Mike, both homeless, were killed at 2.30 a.m. on Saturday morning in an apparent hit and run incident approximately a mile from Comerica Park on Gratiot and Russell. We were informed...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

City Slang: Kem heads out on the Bounce tour

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Detroit’s Motown soul star Kem is heading out on the “Bounce TV Summer Music Festival” tour with the Isley Brothers and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. The tour kicked off tonight at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, and it will go on to hit eight other cities. “Sometimes you have...

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Kickstand Band's Summer EP

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Not sure what I can say... This E.P. is not online. I can't find album art, yet. Actually, it barely exists, officially, yet and there's nothing I have to stream for you. Tonight - 9pm - PJs Lager House - The Kickstand Band's "Summer EP" release / Walking Beat /...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

City Slang: Ragbirds at the zoo

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM

There’s something weird but undeniably awesome about watching live music at the zoo. First of all, people can take their kids and let them run around while the bands are playing, getting their faces painted and eating junk food. But better than that – there are river otters playing...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

City Slang: Small Stone gig at the Stick

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Five Small Stone Records will rock the Magic Stick on Saturday, October 19. In what will surely be one of the great stoner rock nights of the year, Small Stone will present Freedom Hawk, Gozu, Lo-Pan and Luder, the latter of course featuring Small Stone boss Scott Hamilton. Tickets...

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At the DIA on Friday: Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Nora Jane Struthers This Friday, Nora Jane Struthers will bring her band, the Party Line, and her captivating rootsy sound to an unexpected venue, the Detroit Institute of Arts. While most of Struthers’ tour stops are in bars, music halls or festivals, the DIA is a quirky venue to...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

City Slang: ICP and Danny Brown get Clownin

Posted By on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 9:40 PM

The new video for When I’m Clownin’” by Insane Clown Posse featuring Danny Brown has been premiered on Fuse TV. The video, which can be seen here, is the fifth music video from Insane Clown Posse's Billboard Top 10 album The Mighty Death Pop!. According to a press release,...

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