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Friday, January 31, 2014

City Slang: Alison Lewis helps celebrate PJ Fest

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Thursday night at the Lager House was the first of what has been dubbed “PJ Fest,” with Friday’s bill featuring Ryan Dillaha, Crooked Little Reasons, and Jay Clark Reid. The Thursday hasn’t got off to the best of starts; Don “Doop” Duprie had to pull out due to issues...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

City Slang: The third Bestest Concert Ever is coming

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM

The third annual Bestest Concert Ever will take place at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on March 22 between 5 and 8 p.m. An eclectic bill features Amy Gore and her Valentines, the Candy Band, the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, and the Royal Oak High School...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Allee Willis Pens Love Song to Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Allee Willis is a "Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter, artist, director, producer, multi-mediaist, collector and party-thrower." (Dang, she's only one short of an EGOT). You might not know her, but you know her work: She wrote the theme song for Friends. More recently, she wrote a...

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Bob Dylan to sing Detroit’s praises during Super Bowl

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:09 AM

The legendary Bob Dylan will be this year’s Clint Eastwood/Eminem and talk up Detroit for the Chrysler ad during the Super Bowl. In previous years, Eminem and Eastwood managed to raise a few goose bumps with impassioned monologues, and now it’s Dylan’s turn. We fancy him to top them...

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City Slang: Alice Cooper to help celebrate Motley Crue retirement

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

LA rockers Motley Crue has announced that it will be touring for the last time this summer. Following a turbulent career that saw members leave and rejoin, jail sentences and drug addictions, the Crue is ready to call it a day. Just to hammer the point home, the tour...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:08 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. Paul Einhaus’s Five Below (Oyster Sleep) features contributions from members of the Blueflowers, the Beggars, and Prime Ministers and Goober & the Peas. Quite...

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Listening To: Child Bite & Phil Anselmo — Morbit Hits

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

You would be amazed at how much music can happen, can explode, in the space of five seconds. This might be the most refreshingly scary thing you listen to all year. Yes, I know it's not even February. Child Bite teamed up with punk-legend Phil Anselmo to cover five songs...

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City Slang: The Whiskey Charmers Purr to a Chomping Few at O’Mara’s

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

It’s at times like this that you just want to get up and hug the band. On Thursday evening at O’Mara’s, a sort of Irish-themed restaurant in Berkley, Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa of the Whiskey Charmers are pouring their hearts out on the mini-stage while, in front of...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bret Michaels to Rock for Jobs in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Poison singer Bret Michaels will play a show at the Motor City Casino’s Soundboard on Sunday, February 16, dubbed “Rock for Jobs." Proceeds from the concert will help to fund Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s mission to put metro Detroiters back to work through job training and placement programs....

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City Slang: American Idol is pure evil

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Yes, I know. No surprises there. It’s a bullshit TV show designed to find the next banal pop star for the masses to salivate all over. Personally, I hadn’t watched the thing in years, if at all (I’ve seen one of the TV talent shows before, I just can’t...

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