Friday, October 31, 2014

Cherrie Amour to do poetry reading and book signing appearance in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Poet and author (and former Detroiter) Cherrie Amour will read from her first book of poetry, Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships at the Plymouth United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. “I found my poetic voice in Detroit during the eight...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Third Wave Music is coming, fundraising show planned

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Speaking of arsons ... the Forest Arms building, heavily damaged by a fire in 2008, is undergoing renovations and if all goes according to plan it should see a new musical instrument store among its tenants. Third Wave Music is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to bring a...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Idolator premieres new Jessica Hernandez music video

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

'Round here, we talk about Detroit music darling Jessica Hernandez a lot. We've had her on the cover, we blog about her a lot, and we even like to review her shows.  So, we thought it was fitting that we share her new video for her song "Sorry I Stole...

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Psychedelic poster artist Gary Grimshaw showcased at Detroit Historical Museum

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:23 AM

The work of rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw will be on display at the Detroit Historical Museum, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. More information is available at detroithistorical.org. The Detroit...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

American Authors are playing a free set inside TAP at MGM today

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Might want to rearrange your lunch plans today: American Authors are playing a free set inside TAP at MGM at 1 p.m. They'll play around five songs (their biggest hits, of course, including "Best Day of My Life") and there will be a special meet and greet after their set. ...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Motown the Musical, opening night

Posted By on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Jim McFarlin takes us behind the scenes at the Fisher Theatre on opening night of Berry Gordy's "Motown the Musical."

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Show Review: Tune-yards get childishly primal at the Crofoot

Posted By on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:20 PM

If there is one way Merrill Garbus makes her existence known to the world, it’s through the pounding of her drums. At least, that’s where it starts. There’s also loop machines, layers of voices (sometimes out and out screams) all declaring with childlike stubbornness her right to be on this...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Uno Lady will perform at PJ's Lager House tonight

Posted By on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

You've probably heard of something called a "one-woman show." But, have you heard of a one-woman choir? It kind of sounds like a oxymoron, but it is a real thing. And it's called Uno Lady. More specifically she is called Uno Lady. Her real name is Christ Ebert and she's...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jamaican Queens on Entertainment Weekly website

Posted By on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Detroit's weird trio of synth pop music makers Jamaican Queens are featured on Entertainment Weekly's website today. The site features their new single "Bored+Lazy." They call it a party banger, which makes us think of Miley Cyrus. And when we think Miley Cyrus, we don't think of Jamaican Queens.  Regardless,...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Iggy Pop gives a lecture, has never given a lecture before in his life

Posted By on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 6:17 AM

[Edit 9:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14: Here's the transcription of Iggy Pop's lecture, and here's an audio download.] None other than Iggy Pop has given a lecture for BBC Radio 6 Music's annual John Peel Lecture series. Speaking on the theme of "Free Music in a Capitalist Society," Pop...

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