Wednesday, February 12, 2014

City Slang: Hamtramck Music Festival releases bill

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

The first Hamtramck Music Festival, taking place March 6-8, announced over 100 bands that will be performing over the weekend. The full bill can be seen here. Highlights include Pewter Cub, the Jesus Chainsaw Massacre, Phantom Cats, Beekeepers, Caveman Woodman, La Lac Belle, Danny Kroha, All the Wild Children,...

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Check out a new (old) track from punk band Death

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

After fading into obscurity, 70's punk band Death came back in 2009 thanks to a reissue from Drag City, a smart cover from the Dirtbombs — oh, and that movie (apparently, if you are a Detroit artist, the key to success is to be the subject of a documentary...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

City Slang: Grammy-winning trumpeter returning to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM

The DSO has announced that five-time Grammy winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will return as the Jazz Creative Director Chair next season. According to a press release, “e’s programmed an all-star 2014-15 Paradise Jazz Series season beginning with the virtuosic vocalist Dianne Reeves, followed by appearances by the...

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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:21 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. Gia Warner’s Love is, fittingly enough, going to be released on Valentine’s Day. It’s a confusing little album though. Warner looks a little like...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

City Slang: Detroit by Detroit is coming

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

On Saturday, February 22, the fourth Detroit By Detroit show will take place at the Magic Stick in Detroit. The action starts at 8 p.m., and cover is $5 ($7 for under 21s). According to a statement, “In 2011, twelve Detroit bands were given the opportunity to cover twelve...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

City Slang: A brutal Thursday at Berserker Fest

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM

How fucking great is this idea? Shawn Knight of Child Bite took the brave step of hosting a metal festival in Ferndale, and judging by the crowd on Thursday night (still a school night), his courage has paid off. Despite the snow, despite the fact that you have to...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

DEJJ mixtape and Mister's "Old Town"

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Just a couple of things (a mixtape and a new music video) to start off your weekend.   Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (a duo Michigan-bred multifaceted pop-songwriters: Daniel Epstein and Joshua Epstein) are constantly experimenting - even out on their tour bus. They were busy playing with lots of...

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A brief chat with the Barenaked Ladies’ Tyler Stewart

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:53 AM

The Barenaked Ladies play just across the river in Windsor tonight. We grabbed drummer Tyler Stewart and shot the shit. What have you been up to since you were last here? Actually, we played in Detroit in the summertime, on the “Last Summer on Earth Tour,” with Ben Folds...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

City Slang: Movement Phase 2 lineup announced

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

The second phase of the Movement festival lineup was announced by Paxahau on Wednesday, with Kevin Saunderson, Claude Vonstroke and John Digweed just some of the big names on show. According to the press release, “The 2014 Movement Electronic Music Festival, taking place Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) inside...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RIP Michael Millman

Posted By on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Michael Millman, bass player with Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men, died today, February 4. No further information is known at present. Everyone at the Metro Times would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Millman's family and friends....

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