Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last minute Blowout updates

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

There are a couple of last minute updates to the Blowout schedule to tell you about. At 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Whiskey in the Jar in Hamtramck, listed as “To Be Determined” in the newspaper, The Bronze Way will perform.The Westland band says, “My dream of performing...

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City Slang: Merry Blowout, everyone

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Hang up your decorations and leave out some milk and cookies. Blowout is here again, and for lovers of Detroit music it might as well be Christmas. The format has changed but the principle is still the same – shit-hot local music, and lots of it. Anything could happen...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A brief chat with Joey Southside of The Banner

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Since forming in 2003, The Banner has been one of the most ferocious and genre-defying hardcore (or metal-core or horror-core – see what we mean?) bands on the national punk scene, bursting out of Jersey in a blur of hyper-fast riffs and super-pissed vocals. There’s a strong Gothic tint...

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City Slang: Music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 8:57 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 Sïck’s Born Wild is a welcome breath of fresh air in Detroit right now. The band, which we interviewed in February, told us that,...

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Monday, April 28, 2014

City Slang: Battlecross rules the DMAs

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I will only say nice things. I will only say nice things. I will only say nice things. At the 2014 Detroit Music Awards, honors were dealt out to Jill Jack, the Infatuations, Carolyn Striho, Funky D Records, Sean from Cybertrybe you know the drill. Nice things. Nice things....

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

RIP DJ Rashad

Posted By on Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Chicago electronic music giant DJ Rashad has died, according to Details are currently scarce, but it is believed that a drug overdose is the cause of death. DJ Rashad had been scheduled to perform at Detroit’s North End Studios, an “Inhale Art Expo” with Detroit's DJ Godfather on...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Metro Retro: Blowout '98 schedule

Posted By on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

With the annual Blowout music fest approaching April 30 through May 3, we thought we'd take some time to visit the ol' MT archives, and came up with this nostalgic ad for Blowout '98. Proof that MT was ahead of the curve, the second Blowout featured artists who would soon...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

City Slang: Watch a new clip from Super Duper Alice Cooper

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Rolling Stone has posted an exclusive clip from the forthcoming movie Super Super Alice Cooper. According to a statement, “In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time amongst some other familiar characters. Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment,...

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Reviewing All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Perhaps a little surprisingly, there is a local slant to this live tribute, All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman, recorded this past January at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The musical director for the evening, the man with the unenviable task of pulling together a multitude...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The Magic Bag in Ferndale will host James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets on Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. A press release reads, “James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this...

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