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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Detroit group Feral Ground is out to prove hip-hop is alive and well

Posted on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:29 PM

By LeeAnn Brown Some people say that hip-hop is dead. Local ban Fderal Ground is proving that is not the case. The seven-member band, consisting of three lead vocalists, a DJ, bass, drums and guitar, plays what they call “living hip-hop.” Their music, peppered with multiple styles, covers all...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Turn to Crime debut chilly video for "Can't Love"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Photo by Alejandra Joffroy It seems like the polar vortex will never end: the weather phenomenon that brought us the most brutal winter on record this winter is to blame for this summer's chillier-than usual temperatures as well. A couple of bands, though, made lemonade out of lemons (or...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Twerk du Soleil shakes up Detroit

Posted on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Former American Idol contestant Vonzell Solomon weighs in on twerking, natural hair & CEO status. In 2005, recording artist Vonzell “Baby V” Solomon embarked on a journey that changed her life. At the age of 20, Vonzell made it to the top three on American Idol before she was eliminated....

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A Mad Decent Mixtape

Posted on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Mad Decent Block Party will roll through town on Saturday, August 16, bringing to town artists like Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus, RiFF RAFF, Keys N Krates, and Zeds Dead. Thugli, a Canadian duo, will perform on the Toronto leg of the tour and they put together a 45 minute mix...

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Tangent Gallery to host Breaking Borders

Posted on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Detroit's Tangent Gallery will host a special event this Saturday, July 26 in hopes of raising money for the local faction of an international nonprofit, Burners without Borders Detroit. Breaking Borders is a one-evening-only event that will feature live music, performance, and art. Satori Circus will perform along with spoken...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Passalacqua debut dark project 'Church: Revival' at new Hamtramck performance space

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM

From top to bottom: Jax Anderson, Seth Anderson, Bryan Lackner, and Brent Smith pose in the Detroit Bus Co.'s new performance space in Hamtramck. Church: Revival is the new project by local rap duo Passalacqua (aka Bryan Lackner and Brent Smith), but it's more than just a new Passalacqua...

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Jurassic 5 holds onto what’s golden

Posted on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 12:21 PM

  By Ashley Zlatopolsky It’s been a little over twenty years since iconic ‘90s alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5 first formed in Los Angeles’ Good Life club. Widely regarded as a pivotal influence in the decade’s underground hip-hop movement by critics and fans alike, the six-piece crew consisting of two...

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DJ Josh Cheon shares his favorite darkwave tracks

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

San Francisco's Josh Cheon runs the darkwave revival label Dark Entries and is a member of the Honey Soundsystem DJ collective. This Saturday, July 26, Macho City switch out of disco mode and get a little gothic, bringing the Dark Entries 5th Anniversary Tour to town. Synth bands Bézier, Max + Mara, and Redredred will play,...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Kid Rock ordered to produce dildo in ICP sexual harassment lawsuit

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:48 PM

File this one under "WTF" (and "NSFW") — attorneys representing former Psychopathic Records employee Andrea Pellegrini have announced that they have subpoenaed Kid Rock to produce a glass dildo in her lawsuit against against the Insane Clown Posse. According to a press release by Rasor Law Firm, Pellegrini testifies that...

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Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts comes to Artist Village Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM

On August 2, the annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts makes its way to Detroit's Redford and Brightmoor Neighborhoods. The event,, which runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., features an array of performers, from music (Passalacqua, Tunde Olaniran, Duane the Brand New Dog) to dance (Wild Spirit, Studio...

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