Monday, September 30, 2013

City Slang: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. drops new song

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Detroit pop-rock dup Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have released a new single, “Don’t Tell Me,” two weeks after the release of the Speed of Things album. According to DEJJ's Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, “Before we even knew we were going to make a second album we began playing...

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Reviewing Sick Puppies’ Connect

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM

Maybe it’s because of that old industrial band Skinny Puppy, but the name “Sick Puppies” drums up thoughts of gnarly, ugly industrial punk – heavy as almighty hell and not at all pretty. So it’s incredibly disappointing that what we have here is a couple (one guy, one girl)...

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Touch of North America

Posted By on Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I spun the first track three times in a row (which took less than six minutes) in hopes of successfully deciphering the lyrics to extract some meaning. All I really came away with was the very last lyric: "sur-viiiiiive...." And that's just what you'll have to do to these quick,...

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Friday, September 27, 2013

City Slang: White Shag for MEOW con

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Detroit rockers White Shag is heading to Austin, Texas, at the end of October for MEOW Con 2013 MEOW stand for Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women. According to a statement, “The band will be playing a showcase during the conference where Suzi Quatro will be the keynote speaker....

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

City Slang: Electric Six’s Mustang coming soon

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

The Electric Six will release its ninth studio album, Mustang, on October 8 through Metropolis Records. According to a press release, “‘Mustang’ is a word that represents power, resting comfortably in the depths of its ruggedness. It fearlessly possesses a level of machismo and testosterone that few phrases manage...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

City Slang: Ten Detroit albums best heard high

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM

We do have the Chronicle issue out this week, after all. It’s not a stretch to suggest that music and marijuana have been inextricably linked since, well, music and marijuana. From the jazz haunts and bordellos of early 1900’s New Orleans, through the Grateful Dead and its legions of...

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Electric Ladies (Janelle Monae and Neko Case's latest)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Janelle Monae Electric Lady Wondaland Arts Society / Bad Boy Watch: Janelle Monae's latest music video "PrimeTime" -ft Miguel Janelle Monae’s latest gives you everything and then some. The first song is titled “Give You What You Love” and this wildly innovative soulful smorgasbording songstress knows you probably love...

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Reviewing Dr. Dog’s B-Room

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

These guys are nothing if not literal. Their new album is called B-Room (Anti-), and on the front of the CD there’s a picture of a door to a room, marked “B-Room.” The band is called Dr. Dog, and on the back of the CD there’s a picture of...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

City Slang: Mack Avenue to release Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild on vinyl

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Mack Avenue Records has announced that it will continue its vinyl release program with Cécile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild on October 29. They say, “The program has released seven 180-gram vinyl LPs since it began in 2009, beginning with Christian McBride's Kind of Brown and then returning in 2012 with McBride's...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 8:17 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. Goldbricksorgohome sent in a CD-R with a strip of masking tape across it bearing the web address, the whole thing wrapped in clear plastic...

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