Monday, June 30, 2014

Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Palace Sports and Entertainment has announced they will run a $20 ticket blitz from July 1 through July 6, offering discounted tickets for shows from now until September for concerts taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. The $20 price also includes parking and fees....

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Aaliyah biopic on hold

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM

A planned biopic for Lifetime Television about the late Detroit R&B singer Aaliyah has hit several production snags, Rolling Stone reports. The latest snag for the tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B occurred when 17-year-old actress Zendaya Coleman dropped out of the project, announced Sunday via Lifetime's Twitter.  No...

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Lt. baD's The Crackdown

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Patrolling a newer, spaced out, blown-up beat. There's a line one crosses where retro or revivalism becomes more of an ardent reenactment - just as Detroit-based duo Lt. baD have wormed their way back 30 years to Bronx basketball courts blasting "Planet-Rock(ing)" jams for nimble breakdancers. Here's a sample, "Electrobooty...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

MT gets an extra dose of fuckery with Chad Nicefield of Wilson

Posted on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I’ve spoken with Wilson’s Chad Nicefield quite a few times. The first time, a story that always brings me great joy to retell, he followed up with my boss after, alerting my superior that he was sure he had offended me as I’d abruptly ended our phone call after he’s...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A very brief chat with Babyface

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds) is so softly spoken in conversation that the phone line actually struggles to pick up his voice. No word of a lie, the technology doesn’t yet exist that can capture a sentence spoken by Babyface and transmit it across the country. He’s performing with Toni Braxton...

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City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

Posted By on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM

It just needs one more “K,” doesn’t it? Remember that old Simpsons gag, where Bart goes to the “Krusty Komedy Klassic”? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Nugent started his Kamp in 1989 with the aim of getting “kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

City Slang: ACLU provides update following day in court

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:29 PM

On Monday, June 23, the ACLU and ICP’s case against the FBI regarding the designation of Juggalos as a criminal gang was presented to a federal judge. Today, Michael Steinberg, the ACLU of Michigan legal director, provided an update via Youtube. See it here: Follow @City_Slang...

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Watch the new video for Tunde Olaniran's "Critical"

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Flint's Tunde Olaniran has a new video out for "Critical" from his Yung Archetype EP released earlier this year. Check out those beats. Check out that big production. Check out that coif. Watch the video below:...

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City Slang: Music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 8:30 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. My Brightest Diamond’s None More Than You EP (Asthmatic Kitty), out in July, precedes her full length This is My Hand album which comes...

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Dally in the Alley 2014 now accepting band applications

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Attention, Detroit's musical artists (we know there's a few of you out there): Dally in the Alley, Detroit's historic block party, is now accepting submissions for musical entertainment. According to the website, preferential treatment is given to bands in the tri-county area (though Washtenaw County bands has a chance...

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