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Thursday, April 24, 2014

City Slang: Dead Kennedys to have a holiday in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 8:47 AM

The Dead Kennedys, still with local boy Klaus Flouride in the ranks, will play St. Andrew’s Hall on Tuesday, June 24. Alongside Flouride and fellow original members East Bay Ray and DH Peligro, the current lineup includes singer Ron “Skip” Greer, taking the place of Jello Biafra. Downtown Brown...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

City Slang: Music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:50 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. The Sugar Clouds’ Partners Don’t Do That (They Watch and be Amazed) (Wax Splat) is a nostalgic look at the psychedelic days of ’60s...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Listen to new Jack White track "Lazaretto"

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

"Lazaretto," the lead single from the eponymous forthcoming album from Jack White, is now available to stream, and the track will be available to purchase digitally starting tomorrow. It has a similar sonic palate to 2012's Blunderbuss. Sample lyrics: "I'm so Detroit I make it rise from the ashes." This...

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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the headliners for the event, which will take place over Labor Day weekend as usual. The 2014 artist in residence will be Joshua Redman. According to the press release, “Redman is known as one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to...

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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The chairman of the board, Iggy Pop, turned 67 today. Everyone at Detroit Metro Times would like to wish the main man a very happy birthday. This song seems appropriate. Follow @City_Slang...

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City Slang: Diana Ross to open Freedom Hill season

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Motown legend Diana Ross will open up the Freedom Hill season on Friday, June 13. “We’re thrilled to have one of the greatest Motown singers of all time, Diana Ross, open our facility this season,” said Tom Celani, Owner of Luna Hillside, LLC. “We continue to bring big name...

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Friday, April 18, 2014

City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

Posted By on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 9:32 AM

It’s a really, very cool idea. Paxahau, the good people behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, are hosting a series of warm-up events, or previews, to the big festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, Movement moved into the Urban Coffee Bean on Grand River in...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Record Store Day Guide for metro Detroit

Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM

This Saturday, audiophiles across the world will venture out to their favorite independent record stores in search of limited releases that quickly become collectors items. The third Saturday of April marks the fairly new international holiday Record Store Day. There are certainly dos and don'ts to know for RSD —...

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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

Posted By on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, and there is plenty going on in metro Detroit and Michigan. Of special interest to us is Chiodos’ 7” single “R2ME2/Let Me Get You A Towel,” Mayer Hawthorne & Shintaro Skamoto’s 7” “Wine Glass Woman/In a Phantom,” Chuck Inglish & Action...

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