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Monday, July 22, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:27 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 bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Corndaddy’s Heart of the Matter is a new 12-song album from the Ann Arbor alt-country / outlaw / bluegrass band, and moonshine, corn and...

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

City Slang: Pig & Whiskey in the sun

Posted By on Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

The sun beat down on Ferndale this weekend, creating the most glorious of backdrops for our own Pig & Whiskey event. Booze was consumed (at least semi-successfully), and enough pulled pork and ribs were consumed to account for countless farmyard massacres. Thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors,...

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

City Slang: We Came As Romans album out this week

Posted By on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Detroit’s We Came As Romans has a new album out July 23 - Tracing Back Roots via Equal Vision Records. According to a statement, “The six-piece, Detroit-based band recorded the album, their third full-length, with John Feldmann [The Used, Black Veil Brides, All Time Low] in March and are...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

City Slang: DSO and Ford House achieve record attendance

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:28 PM

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House achieved record attendance and sales volume of over $160,000 last weekend, as 6000 music fans gathered at Lake St. Clair. “The DSO at Ford House concerts are a perfect example of what we love to do most at the DSO,...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

City Slang: Elvis Fest at Canterbury Village

Posted By on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

On August 3, Elvis Fest takes place at Canterbury Village. According to the Urban Dictionary, Elvii is the plural of Elvis, and there will be Elvii galore at Olde World Canterbury Village, a designated historic landmark here in Michigan. According to the press release, “The Elvis Tribute Artists (known...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

City Slang: Jamaican Queens at Lager House

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:31 PM

The Jamaican Queens will perform at PJ’s Lager House on Tuesday, July 23. Doors are at 9, cover is $5, and the bill is completed by Sean Nicholas Savage and Ritual Howls. According to a press release, “Jamaican Queens has been on the road for the greater part of...

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S'Mittenfest - July 20th at the Magic Stick - Interview: Drunken Barn Dance

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

S’Mittenfest – a fundraiser concert for 826Michigan – July 20th at the Magic Stick in Detroit 4140 Woodward Ave. - $10 - All proceeds support 826michigan’s free literacy and literary arts programs in Detroit schools – Drunken Barn Dance, Clear Soul Forces, The Kickstand Band, Deadbeat Beat, Breezee One,...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

City Slang: Bike Week revs up

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Detroit Bike Week will take place in Lake Orion between July 26-28. Tickets can be purchased at the event website, where you can also find a list of the performing bands, which includes the Howling Diablos (pictured), the Reefermen, Citizen Zero, Dead In 5, Bison Machine, Paul Lamb &...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM

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 bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Big Hoodoo’s Crystal Skull is the latest release from Insane Clown Possee’s Psychopathic Records, and you have to hand it to the clowns –...

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

City Slang: Glenn Jones at Trinosophes

Posted By on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Premiere finger-picker Glenn Jones will be at Trinosophes on Friday, July 19. They say, “Glenn Jones strikes the perfect balance between traditional vocabulary and his own creative additions to the canon. Although he first gained notice for his work in the experimental rock band Cul De Sac, it's as a...

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