Monday, November 25, 2013

City Slang: Two brunettes and a Blondie

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells is the sort of band that can make a jaded old fuck get excited about new rock ’n’ roll. I wrote a City Slang feature about the band this week, but let’s insert some opinion here following an awesome triple bill at the New...

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas - 'Demons'

Posted By on Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Demons Dead Owl Music Jessica Hernandez has a beautiful voice and here, it's the strongest counter agent to some of the angst and bitterness stirred into this E.P.'s five songs. The Deltas are known for a bit of classy, big-band revivalism, trombones and organs inevitably conjure that old school...

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3FT (11.30.13) Immediate Moments and Perpetual Motion

Posted By on Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Nov 30th - 3FT Album Release - Tangent Gallery with: Frustrations and Wasabi Dream Hey... Come inside... 3FT want to get to know you better, but they've got to know themselves, first. So go the cool, cryptic lyrics leading you into the meditatively thrashing opening track...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

City Slang: Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks CD release party

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Native Detroiter Jeff German and his Columbus, Ohio-based band the Blankety Blanks will host a CD release party at the Corktown Tavern on Friday, December 6. Locals may remember German for his work with bands like the Flyin’ Saucers and the Curdogs, as well as his work with Lydia...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

City Slang: Movement confirms dates

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Following this morning’s DEMF announcement, Paxahau, the group behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, has moved fast to confirm dates at Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Weekend. A statement reads, “Paxahau is pleased to announce the return of Movement Electronic Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26)...

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City Slang: There’s a new DEMF in town

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Carol Marvin, an organizer of the original Detroit Electronic Music Festival, held a press conference at Ford Field on Wednesday morning to announce that there will be a new DEMF festival at Campus Martius Park in Detroit over the July 4th weekend. The event will be free, as was...

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Call It What You Will: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (11.23.13)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr are like a yin and a yang. One step at a time: Josh Epstein (left) and Daniel Zott (right) of Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr At least, that's how Daniel Zott describes he and fellow singer/songwriter Josh Epstein, the two main components of the Detroit pop outfit....

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City Slang: Mexican Knives and Bad Indians at the Loving Touch

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 8:55 AM

So British band Temples is in town tonight, the group that both Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher have described as the “best new band in Britain.” How much weight you put on that depends on how much love you have for those two men, I suppose. You can be...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

City Slang: Help get the MC5 in the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

A petition has been set up to try to help the MC5 push into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame (and let’s fact it, it’s about time they were in there). The petition can be viewed, and signed, here. The band’s story is told at “The MC5...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:37 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 Coven 13’s Destiny of the Gods (Shadow Kingdom) is the climax to quite an interesting story. Back in the mid-‘80s, bass player Roger Cyrkeil...

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