Thursday, March 9, 2017

CANCELED: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey at the Palace in April

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 5:07 PM

UPDATED on March 9, 2017: We just heard that this show has been canceled. It must be that Richie's knee surgery is taking longer to heal than was initially assumed. That's a bummer; we hope he recovers soon. LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2017) – Lionel Richie and very special...

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nine killers by the Dirtbombs to get you stoked for their NYE show

Posted By on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM

Tonight, the Dirtbombs play a very special New Year's Eve show with the Prude Boys and Soledad Brothers at the Magic Stick. This is going to be among one of the bests ways to get the hell out of the worst year in recent memory. The Dirtbombs are definitely one...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Just announced: Suzanne Ciani at MOCAD in April

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 2:03 PM

Electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani is not only performing at MOCAD on Thursday, April 13 — she is bringing a Buchla synthesizer with her, and giving a talk as well! Fingers crossed that she might play some music that approximates what she played in the mid 1970s. But whatever...

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Trey Songz's mugshot is as cute as you'd expect

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

As many media outlets have previously reported, singer Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Neverson) was arrested last night after going absolutely bonkers on stage during his show at Joe Louis Arena. Songz reportedly was upset that his time was up on stage (the Big Show at the Joe had...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Even more best Detroit music: Digging deeper into 2016

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 2:09 PM

For reasons of space, the following submissions were cut from our overview of the best music that happened in or came from Detroit, Mich. during the year 2016. 2016 ARTISTS Bevlove Seeing Bevlove for the first time earlier this year gave me chills. I remember thinking what a star...

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You have to watch Duane the Jet Black Eel's new video

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Detroit's foremost provocateur, Duane Gholston aka the former Teenage Weirdo/Brand New Dog is now known as the Jet Black Eel, just in time for the Trumpocalypse. His newest track, available for download and streaming here, is the vampy and NSFW (it includes words some people might find offensive) "When...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tonight: Last-minute solo Matthew Smith show at new Ferndale spot Otus Supply

Posted By on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Tonight is Tuesday, Dec. 26. Whether you don't have the day off and you have to sit at work and pretend to be working, or you slept past noon and woke up feeling weird, you are probably aware that there is not much going on this evening, in terms...

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Holy shit: Patti Smith just announced for March at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 12:32 PM

You guys, 2017 is already better than 2016 with this epic announcement from the Royal Oak Music Theatre today. The godmother of punk rock, Patti Smith, is playing with her band here in metro Detroit on Saturday, March 11 and we are so excited. Smith will be performing the...

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sublime Tuareg singers, Swedish distortion hippies, and timeless Detroit punks: Our music editor's favorites of 2016

Posted By on Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 10:05 PM

I just prepped our end-of-the year content for this week's issue of Metro Times. A whole mess of Top Ten lists? No, in fact. We have decided they are an outmoded form of communication and you wind up creating these fake hierarchies. The worst part is as soon as...

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

The first two Black Merda LPs can be yours... for a few dollars

Posted By on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 10:44 AM

Carolina Soul are among the most respected sellers on eBay, so it's worth paying attention to their auctions (um, if you are a record nerd, of course). As part of a current auction which ends on Christmas Day — in addition to Parliament's rarely seen Osmium LP, the first Black...

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