Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Celebrate John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday with Canned Heat, here in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Detroit's finest blues musician turns one hundred years old this year, in August. Sure, he was born in Mississippi. But John Lee Hooker became a musician in Detroit, after moving here to work for Ford in the 1940s like so many other thousands of black men from Mississippi. And...

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Royal Trux and Negative Approach at El Club tomorrow, Saturday, May 13

Posted By on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Here's one way to celebrate. Get two of the 1980s' most influential, uncompromising (and still-unmissably-excellent live) bands to play your club. That's what's happening tomorrow night at El Club, when Royal Trux and Negative Approach will play the venue's first birthday party on Saturday, May 13. Last we checked, tickets...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas tease new single in English and Spanish

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Last time we caught up with Jessica Hernandez and her faithful Deltas she was getting close to finishing the follow up t0 her 2014 debut album Secret Evil and touring North America. Now, she and the band are gearing up to release a new single from her sophomore album...

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Ween kicks off rare summer tour at ROMT in June

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:31 AM

While it's easy to get fatigued by the parade of every alt-rock act who ever dared to record obscure noise preciously to the four-track cassette recorders in their moms' basements reuniting for small stadium tours, this is of course very different; this is Ween. On Friday, June 2, Ween...

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Happenings 50 years ago: the Beau Biens' moody psych-garage 45

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Yesterday, Ugly Things impressario Mike Stax posted on Facebook about the reissue of a rare Grosse Pointe/Ann Arbor garage-rock 45 from the 1960s. Order copies of this authorized pressing of the Beau Biens' "Times Passed"/ "A Man Who's Lost" right here. One song's a psychedelic anti-war rocker, while the...

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Third Man Pressing Plant's opening day: what you missed

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Third Man Pressing does it big for its opening New businesses often have “grand openings” in which nothing “grand” really even happens—maybe they slap a garish banner on the front and forget to take it down for months. Third Man's record plant opening earned it though, with one-day-only exclusives, free...

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Lil Wayne brings 'Kloser 2 U' tour to the Fox in May

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. to see the Grammy® Award-winning hip-hop artist Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., aka Lil Wayne, live and up close and in person at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 11. Tickets ($39.50, $59.50 and $79.50) will be available for purchase at,, the...

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Just announced: Soundgarden plays the Fox in May

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Get ready to lift your lighter to the heavens and scream again, "In my eyes/ Indisposed/ In disguises nooo ooooone knows," as one of your favorite stadium acts of the grunge years, Seattle's very own Soundgarden, brings their big riffs and long flowing locks to the Fox Theatre on Wednesday,...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

R.I.P. Leon Ware, hit songwriter for many, from Marvin Gaye to Maxwell

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Leon Ware, a celebrated and hit-making songwriter for Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, Maxwell, the Isley Brothers, Quincy Jones, Bobby Womack, Lulu, Michael MacDonald, the Average White Band, Michael Jackson, and many more, has died at the age of 77. According to NPR, the soul and R&B songwriter passed away yesterday. Ware was born...

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Just announced: John Mayer plays DTE in September

Posted By on Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Today we learn that the handsome and talented bro-rocker John Mayer will play DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, Sept. 1. Sounds like a great way to kick off the start to a new school year (or bring all your buddies from the Phi Alpha Kappa and relive those old times...

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