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Monday, August 26, 2013

City Slang: Ten things Detroit can learn from Miley Cyrus

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM

1. If you grind Robin Thicke while sticking your tongue out, the buzz on the net will quit focusing on bankruptcy. Get to work, Kevyn Orr. 2. Teddy Bears are not sexy, unless you’re a furry. The furry market is increasingly lucrative though, and we have houses to fill...

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Songs For A Self Conscious Summer

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

New(-ish) songs circling the indie-rock galaxy vary from dread to doubt to a blunt takedown. MGMT snared everyone's attention when, five years ago, they set fire to underground dancefloors with instant, hook-heavy synth pop juicers like "Kids," "Time To Pretend," and "Electric Feel." It was a triple whammy of quirky...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

City Slang: Mike Hard at the Lager House on Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Thrall/God Bullies/They Never Sleep main man Mike Hard plays PJ’s Lager House this Saturday, August 24. Also on the bill is Lava Moth, and Fuckknot, the subject of this week’s City Slang. As Fuckknot’s Brad Erwin said, “Mike Hard is amazing. It’s Mike. You can’t beat a guy who...

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Depeche Mode just can’t get enough of Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

In 1989, Depeche Mode came to Detroit to hang out with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, having heard that the duo had been mixing the band’s songs into their sets at clubs like the Music Institute. David Gahan, Martin Gore and the boys tentatively ventured over from Essex, on...

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

City Slang: Sponge replaces Puddle of Mudd at Arts Beats and Eats

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Apparently, there is a God and he isn’t quite as pissed with Metro Detroit as we might have thought. Violently terrible Kansas City alt-post-grunge monstrosity Puddle of Mudd have pulled out of this year’s Arts Beats & Eats Festival, with our own far superior Sponge replacing them. It could...

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City Slang: KerryTown BookFest coming soon

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM

The KerryTown BookFest takes place on Sunday, September 8 in Ann Arbor. All of the info can be found here. Of interest to music fans will be the panel titled Michigan Narratives: From Motown to Iggy Pop, which will be moderated by yours truly. Consider my own horn tooted....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MC Hammer vs. Starship

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Both MC Hammer and Starship (featuring Mickey Thomas) are performing on the Main Stage at Arts Beats & Eats this year, albeit on different days. If you were only planning on going for one day this leaves you with one hell of a dilemma. Allow us to help. In...

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City Slang: Boldy James heading on tour

Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Local rapper Boldy James is preparing to hit the road with Mobb Deep on that act’s 20th Anniversary tour. James has had a busy 2013 thus far, and next week he drops his "Jammin - 30: In The Morning" mixtape exclusively on Livemixtapes. Bonus content will be available via...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 7:26 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. Geri Allen’s Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations sees the pianist, composer and bandleader pay tribute by her hometown by exploring the...

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Monday, August 19, 2013

City Slang: Brew Detroit on Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:25 PM

This Saturday, August 24, 89X and 93.9 The River presents the inaugural Brew Detroit at the Fillmore, an event they are calling the “ultimate beer experience.” According to the press release, “The inaugural “Brew Detroit” event will showcase more than 60 brews from across the world alongside the best in...

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