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Friday, August 30, 2013

City Slang: Alison Lewis at the Lager House

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM

I was not familiar with the band the Scotch Bonnets, a reggae-rock band from Baltimore, before tonight, but the band’s singer-guitarist Lady Hatchet (not a Juggalo, as far as we can tell) was in town this week to play the Lager House. It’s a warm Thursday evening in Corktown,...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Put your Money where your Mouth is

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM

While we are all in favor of eclectic festival lineups, there’s something about the placing of ’90s alt-things Smash Mouth immediately before middle of the road rocker Eddie Money on the Main Stage at Arts Beats & Eats this Friday that seems a touch bizarre. But hey, Kool &...

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Heart Stoppin’ Jelly Roll: A Conversation With Boogaloosa Prayer

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Ohio has a knack of unearthing many ‘white-man’s-blues’ gems. Out of the ashes of infamous blues-rock outfit Henry & June, whose tune “Goin’ Back To Memphis” was famously covered by the White Stripes, comes Boogaloosa Prayer. (Half of Henry & June migrated to the Soledad Brothers). The Prayer fuses...

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Filming a painting of a painting of Raps (Doc Waffles / Eddie Logix / Lykke Li / Right Brothers)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Doc Waffles says "It wasn't in the script for Chelsea and I to smooch but we went for it. Isn't that what summer is about, unplanned kisses in astroturf gardens?" He's the bearded, suited-up chap with the racing gloves manning the PacMan table like some casio-nostalgic Casanova. "Andy (Miller) &...

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City Slang: Voyag3r to play Dally in the Alley

Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Voyag3r, the experimental rock band featuring members of Forge, will play Dally in the Alley on Saturday, September 7 in Detroit. According to a band statement, “Since late 2012, Detroit's Voyag3r has been hard at work crafting synthesizer based, sci-fi / horror movie score type experimental rock music. Recording...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

McCoy Tyner – what’s in a name?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

You may or may not know this, but MC5 singer Rob Tyner, born Robin Derminer, took his name from jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. And what a name it is. Think Detroit rock ’n’ roll, and Rob Tyner’s name is right up there with that of Iggy Pop, Mitch Ryder...

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Oscillating Fan Club's Beast of a New Album (Release show 8/31/13)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:33 AM

The two guitarists were too young to drink at the first few shows Oscillating Fan Club played in local bars. But now, pushing 30, Ray Thompson and Pierce Reynolds feel old enough to look back and finally admit what they’d likely known all along, as bandmates. That they’ve got...

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Who remembers Soul Asylum?

Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:29 AM

’90s alt-rock band Soul Asylum is performing at Arts, Beats & Eats this weekend, playing the Main Stage on Sunday, September 1 at 8 p.m. It has been 20 years since the “Runaway Train” single took an underground band from Minneapolis, already five cult albums into its career, to...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 9:51 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. Rock ’n’ Roll Monkey is, as we’ve said before, the best band name in the world. The band’s new album (or perhaps it’s a...

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Doss The Artist & Hir-O

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Doss The Artist w/Hir-O 9 Lives Self-Release Gabriel Doss considers himself and producer Hir-O to be more on the exterior of this current hip-hop crop. Their divergence from traditionally perceived sensibilities of the rap genre is displayed not only on their electro-centric recordings and conceptual arrangements, but also when the...

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