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Monday, September 23, 2013

City Slang: Black Jake and the Carnies to get Halloween-y

Posted By on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Ypsilanti bluegrass-punks Black Jake & the Carnies will host “Black Jake’s Halloween Showcase” at Woodruff’s on October 25. The bill also features The Gepetto Files and The Doppelgänger Circus Sideshow. They say, “The leaves are changing, the pumpkins are ripening, and there's a distinct chill to the air which...

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A Sunday afternoon of Wiggles

Posted By on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

On Sunday afternoon, the Lions were making us squirm but ultimately holding on to an impressive victory over Washington, while the Tigers were doing everything they could to make the end of the regular season as tense as humanly possible. Channels were being flipped as Detroiters tried to catch...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Pere Ubu at Trinosophes

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Influential underground punk Rock band Pere Ubu is playing Trinosphes tonight – Friday, September 20. The Cleveland band has close ties to Detroit, and we don’t just mean geographically; front man David Thomas sang with the reformed DKT-MC5 for a while back in the mid-2000’s. A statement reads, “Pere...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Haim - (Summer) Days Are Gone

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Days Are Gone Out: 9/30 Polydor This west coast sister trio has charmed all the right ears these last couple years with their cool, funky, disco-beat bumping brand of pop and now it’s your turn. Though formed in 06 and having since evolved their signature style of a soulful...

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A brief chat with Emma Watkins of the Wiggles

Posted By on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Yes, that’s right, we interviewed a Wiggle. Honestly, if you’re offered a Wiggle interview, you really have to grab it. I love my job - in the past week, I've interviewed a Wiggle, Martin Short and Andrew WK. Weird mix, huh? Anyway, Emma Watkins is the first female member...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The East Village Other Electric Newspaper review

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Various Artists The East Village Other Electric Newspaper ESP OK, this is interesting, though it is to be approached with trepidation. What we have here is the first North American CD release of an album originally put out on vinyl back in the ’60s. The Electric Newspaper was a counterculture...

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City Slang: ICP in court (again), allegations denied

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 8:20 AM

According to a number of sources, the Insane Clown Posse is being sued by former in-house publicist Andrea (Andy) Pellegrini. She filed a complaint on Monday claiming “constant and pervasive harassment," and that she was "mocked belittled and the subject of sexual advances." TMZ has posted the “highlights” of...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 8:09 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. Dave Bennett is a former member of the Hot Club of Detroit, so you know straight away that the man has some chops. The...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

More DIY reviews

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 3:46 PM

  Lola Valley Lola Valley, an all-girl outfit full of energy, took the stage at the Loving Touch Saturday night with a crowd on its feet. Their presence on stage was not to be ignored as the girls sang their hearts out. They meld soul, rock and funk into one...

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City Slang: DIY in Ferndale

Posted By on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 8:17 AM

If the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale isn’t already the best outdoor festival in Metro Detroit, it’s fast becoming that very thing. OK, the weather turned a little shitty on Sunday, but on Saturday we had that perfect blend of end-of-summer sun and start-of-fall cool The vibe of the...

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