Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reviewing The Melodic’s Effra Parade

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:04 PM

The new album from English afro-folk-pop band the Melodic, available from November 5, is the follow=up to the On My Way EP, but the band’s debut full-length album. Besides the “Last Thing You Said” intro ditty, “On My Way” is actually the opening song on the record, and it’s...

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A look at the Prolifics

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:25 PM

The Prolifics offer a snapshot of what Motown looked like in its heyday. Unlike most bands today, these guys wear matching suits and embrace the tightly choreographed dance moves that were a trademark of such supergroups as the Temptations and the Four Tops. To see them perform is to...

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Jessica Hernandez "Demons" free download on Rolling Stone

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Just in time for Halloween, Rolling Stone has a free download of Detroit-based Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas' new song, "Demons". Get it here....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

City Slang: DSO’s Teddy Abrams selected as Louisville Orchestra music director

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor Teddy Abrams as been selected by the Louisville Orchestra to be their new music director. This news comes just a day following Abrams classical subscription debut with the DSO. “My time in Detroit has been a vital part of my development as a...

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Polvo - Siberia

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Siberia Merge The album cover, a dizzying spirograph, is indicative (and perhaps maybe self-parody) that past write-ups of this noise-rock NC-based quartet repeatedly supply suggestive descriptors like: tangled, knotty, topsy-turvy and bent-up. Their signature sound, the way they snaked their wavy melodies along erratic rhythms was as beautifully bewildering, as...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

City Slang: Eminem hides out in corn chip bags

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Warren-based company Nick’s Chips is running a promotion in association with local rap giant Eminem. 15 copies of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 can be won by finding an Eminem token in a bag of Nick’s hot sauce flavored corn chips. Says Paul Rosenberg of Shady Records, “We are...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. The Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven’s Worlds (Vortex Jazz Recordings) sees Detroit musician Sharp assemble a group of some of the region’s best jazz and...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Introducing the Bristol Street Band

Posted By on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

The Bristol Street Band has already made its mark on the local music scene. The group consists of five talented young men from the western suburbs. They have already played most of the hottest venues in the metro Detroit area including the Crofoot Ballroom, the Hard Rock Café, the...

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Stone Roses movie coming to Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone will be screened at several movie theaters across Metro Detroit on November 6. The film can be seen at: Emagine Canton on Nov. 6th and 13th Emagine Novi on Nov. 6th and 13th Emagine Rochester Hills on Nov. 6th and 13th Emagine Royal...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

City Slang: Lord Huron to tour in January

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

LA-based Michigan band Lord Huron are currently preparing for a January tour. The bad hits the Majestic Theatre on January 31. According to a press release, “This will serve as the band’s largest headlining run to date, after wrapping a successful support tour for Alt-J in September. The new...

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