Friday, April 28, 2017

Pretty Ghouls record release party at UFO Factory this Saturday, April 29 is your can't-miss show of the week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM

We make no mistake about our love for the Pretty Ghouls; they're simply one of the best live bands around. The other week, they sent us the best promo package we might ever have gotten (image below), including the two limited-edition 7"s that they're playing a release party for,...

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Fifty years ago this weekend: The Belle Isle Love-In

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 6:31 AM

As seemingly everybody gears up to mark 50 years since Detroit erupted in what is described as a "riot," and "uprising," and a "rebellion," we risk forgetting one of the signature events in the run-up to that hot week in July: The Belle Isle Love-In. What's a "Love-In"? For...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Got aughts nostalgia? Fall Out Boy hopes so, books Little Caesars date this October

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM

A scruffy lovable bunch of misft emo alt-rockers named Fall Out Boy from Wilmette, Illinois hopes that you have such nostalgia for that ancient time of fifteen years ago that you will shell out some serious bones to see them perform at the Little Caesars Arena. Today, we learned...

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New singles roundup: JP Brown, Valid, a premiere from PhilSwish, and more

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Tony K, “Circa ’96” “Circa '96” is a 2Pac inspired cut powered by a catchy chorus, “Me I got that shit/That you ain’t messing wit. Mind state 2Pac circa 96/Yeah/We hit em up…” Tony K rhymes. The majority of the bars are braggadocio, hardcore, and well done. JP...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stream the new Will Sessions album in its entirety

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Need a jumpstart to your midweek? Well, we suggest playing the new Will Sessions album Deluxe in its entirety. You can stream the whole thing via this link right here. Have at it! The album, released last Friday on their own Session Sounds imprint, features guest appearances from Allan...

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Karl Marx at the center of the Detroit Rep's latest comedy

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:24 AM

The Detroit Repertory Theatre, or "the Rep" as it's often known, is tucked away on a depopulated stretch of Woodrow Wilson Street on the city's west side. For more than a half-century, "the Rep" has staged several plays a year, including plenty of national premieres of topically important work....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Just announced: Future Islands headed to ROMT in October

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 3:57 PM

With our ears still ringing from last night's stellar PJ Harvey show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, we learned today that Future Islands will play the same storied venue on Thursday, October 5. The band will bring their powerfully Dad-rockin' flavor of post-punk to town in support of their critically-acclaimed...

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Paul McCartney adds October date at Little Caesars Arena to 'One on One' tour

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Macca has added a massive new run of U.S. dates to his 'One on One, tour, with the final one being an October 1 date at the Little Caesars Arena. The Detroit date, the last in the tour, will obviously be Paul’s first show at the brand new venue, and...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Thurston Moore to play MOCAD in July

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Today we learned that Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore is headed to Detroit, to play the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on July 15. The show is presented by El Club. Rock n Roll Consciousness, Moore's new album, is set for release the Friday, April 28. on Caroline International. According to...

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Canadian government delays approval of nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:39 AM

As a poet once said, "April is the cruelest month." And when it comes to the environment in the Great Lakes region, good news has been few and far between this April. Michigan environmental activists have good reason to feel gloomy, as fracking operations spew flowback on roads in...

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