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Thursday, February 20, 2014

City Slang: New Carl Lundgren book

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Detroit poster artist Carl Lundgren has a new book out this July, called The Psychedelic Rock Art of Carl Lundgren, through Hermes Press. You can find it here. The official description is, “Music inspired, science fiction and fantasy combined in a way that revolutionized poster art of the Psychedelic...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

City Slang: Rock Hard Film Fast music video competition coming soon

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Rock Hard Film Fast, Detroit’s first ever music video competition, will take place June 6-8. More information can be found at the Facebook page, and entry forms are available at the official website. Here’s what they had to say: “Rock Hard Film Fast is not just another film or...

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Raw Radio X: Live from the Russell Industrial Center

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jiminey's Facebook. Yes, Raw Radio X can be quite raw and X-rated — that is part of the allure. The shows aren’t formatted about sex, but when the subject comes up it is explored in all of its glory. Typically, their shows feature a marvelously...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

City Slang: ICP’s Gathering relocated but not canceled

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Psychopathic Records and the Insane Clown Posse have announced that the annual Gathering of the Juggalos has been forced to change locations yet again, though it has definitely not been canceled. As we wrote in our January cover story ICP vs. FBI, the Gathering had already relocated from Illinois...

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City Slang: DSO and EarShot launches New Music Readings for African-American Composers

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 8:56 AM

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced that it will launching the first-ever New Music Readings for African-American Composers by the DSO, in conjunction with EarShot (a nationwide network of readings and composer-development programs administered by New York-based new music-focused American Composers Orchestra). Four African-American composers will participate in this...

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Monday, February 17, 2014

City Slang: Blaire Alise & the Bombshells unleash video

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Local rockers Blaire Alise & the Bombshells have released a video for the song “I Got Something.” You can see it here: It’s a very cool vid – there are elements of the opening sequence to a TV show like I Dream of Jeannie on there, and a whole...

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City Slang: Blowout 2014 is back, announcement party rocks Hamtramck

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

There was a buzz in the air, a tangible excitement vibe, at the New Dodge in Ham-town on Friday night. There were a few different reasons for this: four excellent bands were on the bill, Valentine’s Day, and the fact that this was the official Blowout 2014 announcement party....

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Popup restaurant to base menu on music of Radiohead

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

An odd story this – a Detroit chef is planning a popup 10-course dinner, based on the music of Radiohead. Detroit Golf Club chef Kyle Hanley told the Free Press that “The music was the complete and total basis for the food, and separately for the wine.” The news...

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

City Slang: Gary Quackenbush to play the New Way every Thursday

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM

SRC guitarist Gary Quackenbush will perform every Thursday night at the New Way Bar in Ferndale, starting February 20. We were at the SRC show at the Magic Bag back in 2012. The band was great but, for now, these Quackenbush shows will have to suffice. He’s a great...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Detroit Sound Conservancy wants you

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Are you super knowledgeable about Detroit music? Do you have your own story to tell about detroit music? The Detroit Sound Conservancy wants you to host a panel at the Detroit Public Library. From a release: goal is to increase knowledge of Detroit’s vast musical legacy through education...

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