Friday, May 30, 2014

Discovering the Secret World of Detroit techno

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

By Ashley Zlatopolsky If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “Wow, I never knew Detroit was this much fun!” I’d probably have enough money to cover my bar tab for at least three nights. Which is a lot, considering a night out in Detroit can start anywhere...

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Into the Eye: An interview with Aaron Beam of Red Fang

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Musicians in hard rock and heavy metal bands typically have the added burden of imposing a certain image or mood on people. This can be detrimental to bands because the resulting image is often a caricature of what society deems dangerous or brooding. In turn, audiences have trouble taking...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

RoboCop Day to Honor Detroit Cops

Posted on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

There's a new holiday in Detroit. And it's called RoboCop Day. With the Imagination Station, the Detroit Police Department, and 20th Century Fox, a celebration will commence at noon on June 3 with a dedication of the statue that honors the hero made famous by the major motion picture. While...

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Enjoy an Unforgettable Evening with Michael Bolton

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM

It has come to our attention that Music Hall – Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit will be hosting An Unforgettable Evening with Michael Bolton on Friday June 14. Your bank account certainly won’t forget it – Supporter Patron tickets cost $150, while VIP Gala Patron tickets will...

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Kerrang! Awards – the filth, the vomit, and the ass-grabs

Posted By on Thu, May 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM

In 1999, my career kicked off when I started writing for Kerrang! Magazine in England. I had been reading the heavy metal Bible since the early ’90s, and I was ecstatic when then-Deputy Editor Paul Rees liked a live review of the Toilet Boys that I had submitted. My...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Selocial: New App Debuts in Detroit

Posted on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

#selocialselfie A couple weeks ago a native Detroiter and 15 year music industry vetertan David Baird called us up at the office, offering to let us preview a new app he, Joe Vaillancourt, Brenden Tuck, and Mark Kopulos had just created. Selocial, he described to us, is like Instagram...

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Hoedown countdown – The Band Perry vs. Big & Rich

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:19 PM

The Downtown Hoedown kicks off on Friday, and we spoke to local girl Mandi Layne for this week’s issue to get a flavor of the thing. There are, however, a lot of well-respected, or at least much-loved, national bands on the bill. The Band Perry and Big &Rich are...

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Death metal rooster

Posted By on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Sometimes, a video is so awesomely funny, it needs no introduction. Meet Death Metal Rooster. Enjoy!...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

800beloved premiere "Tidal" video

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:44 PM

It's been four years since Milford-based shoegazin' goths 800beloved released their last record, Everything Purple, but that didn't stop frontman Sean Lynch and his gang from braving the Great Polar Vortex of 2014 for the opportunity to shoot a video for the album's "Tidal." In the video, released today,...

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City Slang: Music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 11:45 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 problem with Boondox and, in fairness, all of the other groups and artists on the Psychopathic label, is that they will always be...

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