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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A doc on the Melvins plays at Third Man on Wednesday, May 24

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Wednesday, 5/24 The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale @ Third Man Records The legendary Melvins, who have been in the business of being awesome for over thirty years, are finally the subject of their own documentary. The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale is a compendium of testimonials...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Jack White can add children's author to his extensive resumé

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Just when you think Jack White couldn't possibly have anything else on his plate, we find out that he is adding children's book author to his highly extensive list of credentials. That's right folks. White has written his very own children's book called We're Going To Be Friends, based...

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Bob Seger adds second date, at the Palace in September

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:51 PM

"For the last time, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will return to the Palace of Auburn Hills" begins a press release we received this morning. That's right — due to overwhelming demand, after quickly selling out his appearance at Pine Knob, Seger added a date at the...

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Watch Wolf Eyes stun the crowd at Moogfest this past weekend

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 5:55 AM

It's amazing this band has been around as long as they have and still remain so vital. Cycling through a range of heady sounds which recall elements of the Doors, SWA, Suicide, the Liquid Sky soundtrack, your uncle's Sun Ra tapes, the live clip of Throbbing Gristle doing "Discipline," that...

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Can't-miss shows of the week: Moonwalks, at MOCAD tonight, and at Whateverfest tomorrow, Saturday, May 20

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 4:38 PM

This weekend presents two chances to see Detroit's Moonwalks. They've not played around much of late so you will want to try to do this because they are our favorite local dreampop band, combining as they do sugary-sweet melodies with an unexpectedly intense delivery. Their music doesn't have you...

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Live review: Lee 'Scratch' Perry at El Club Monday, May 15

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

When the Subatomic Sound System begins to thump out the room, a few songs later, a gurgly, almost cartoonish voice emanates from the speakers. It’s clear that the voice is live, but it’s coming from somewhere not on stage. It’s a recognizable voice, with a touch more age and...

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Chris Cornell once said that St. Andrew's Hall was his favorite club to play

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The music world is still shocked by the death of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Reports came out Thursday afternoon that Cornell's death was ruled a suicide after he was found Wednesday night at his hotel at the MGM Grande here in Detroit. Fans of Soundgarden and Cornell...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Updated: Soundgarden's Chris Cornell commits suicide in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Updated 2:18 p.m.: The Associated Press reports a medical examiner has determined Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell committed suicide in Detroit by hanging. Originally posted 7:10 a.m.: Chris Cornell, lead singer of Seattle grunge band Soundgarden, died in Detroit  after playing a show at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday night....

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El Club expansion exceeds fundraising goal

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Though some folks were upset when the owner of El Club last month turned to crowdfunding to help pay for a planned expansion of the Southwest Detroit music venue, it wasn't enough to stop the 25-year-old from exceeding his goal to raise $50,000 to help turn the building next...

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Trailer for doc on Stooges/MC5-loving 1970s Aussie act Radio Birdman is here

Posted By on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Thanks to Tim Perlich, today we learned that the documentary film on Australia's cult act Radio Birdman (1974-78), Descent into the Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story, is nearing completion. It has its own trailer and everything. Though they formed in Sydney, Australia in 1974, the group's leader, US-born guitarist/main...

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