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Monday, December 30, 2013

Reviewing Simone Felice’s Strangers

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Simone Felice, a founding member of the Felice Brothers and The Duke & the King, loves Bob Dylan. Hell, in “Molly-O!,” the opening track on Strangers, he even tops his hat to “Baby Blue.” But hey, if you’re going to borrow, borrow from the best. What he is, however,...

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Solvent - I Dream of Wires Soundtrack

Posted By on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM

I Dream Of Wires Soundtrack Suction Jason Amm likely served as a gateway into electronic music for a good number of young listeners, releasing the analog-synthesizer centric odyssey of Apples + Synthesizers 10 years ago. From this producer’s post-techno visions—a blend of eerie drones, rhythmic blips and melodic 8-bit...

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Friday, December 27, 2013

City Slang: Grommet album launch

Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM

This Friday, December 27, the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck will host a CD launch party for returning hard rockers Grommet. According to the New Dodge’s Facebook page, “Grommet's 5th album release show along with very special guests Velveteen Rabbit & Archaic Spatium with ILO & the kung fu...

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Spirit of Mittenfest (plus - Q&A with Jamaican Queens)

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

http://www.mittenfest.org/lineup Jamaican Queens are one of 40 bands set to perform the annual 5-day music festival, Mittenfest, in Ypsilanti this weekend. Cover charges raise funds for non-profit expository writing education organization 826Michigan. For the full line up - click here. Jamaican Queens think that it’s a good time to...

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Start Again: The Hard Lessons

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Start What You Finished Gangplank Detroit rock trio The Hard Lessons have donned a lot of hats in their 10-year run, debuting with a charged post-garage soul and swagger, to an accelerated, punkier brand of pop. They’ve gone completely clean and catchy with cute indie-pop earworms and they’ve gone...

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City Slang: Live yoga at the DSO

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Sometimes, the weirdest stories are the best. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced that, as part of its wildly popular Mix @ the Max series, there will be a chamber music yoga class on Sunday, January 26 at 10 a.m. They say, “oga Shelter instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan...

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Reviewing Jill Jack Celebrates the Holidays

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Leave it to annual DMA winner Jill Jack to uncover the true spirit of Christmas. Rather than try to add a contemporary edge to these old standards, Jack has taken the traditional route, which in itself is an alternative move nowadays. Agghh, we’ve gone full circle. She does stray...

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Reviewing Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks OST

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

What says Christmas more than a new Disney movie? Putting cynicism regarding marketing and extreme capitalism to one side, it’s undeniable that Disney retains a certain magic at this time of the year. Think Scrooge McDuck and Disneyworld parades, Fantasia and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas. The child in all...

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City Slang: Superbomb for Ferndale Library

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Local atmospheric rockers Superbomb (featuring members of Black Lodge, Factory Girls and Dead Letters) will perform at Ferndale Library on Friday, January 3. This will be one of the library’s “First Stop Friday” events. According to the band, “The series, curated by the library's Kelly Bennett, has become a...

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Detroit's Leg of the 'Acoustic Guitar Project' Culminates With a Free Concert Dec. 28 in Troy

Posted By on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 2:05 AM

It's been said that a hero is rarely recognized in his hometown. We'll be able to test the accuracy of that statement on Saturday, Dec. 28. That's the day Detroit native Dave Adams, founder and prime mover of the international music incubator known as the Acoustic Guitar Project (TAGP), wraps...

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