Tuesday, September 12, 2017

AJJ's Sean Bonnette talks sophomore record's ten year anniversary tour

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 3:56 PM

AJJ is a folk-punk band with honest songs. Since starting in 2004, it has had only two consistant members — frontman and songwriter Sean Bonnette and upright bassist and backup vocalist Ben Gallaty. Even though the band has collected more permanent members over the years, Bonnette and Gallaty are...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Five reasons you should see Betty Who tonight at the Magic Stick

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM

No, she's not a character from a Dr. Seuss book living in the town of Whoville hanging out with Cindy Lou Who. Betty Who happens to be your next favorite pop star, and she happens to be playing here in Detroit. The first time we heard about the Australian-born...

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Talking eternity with saxophonist Wayne Shorter

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 8:11 AM

Eighty-four-year-old saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter speaks in metaphors and movie references. His voice soars up when he wishes to emphasize the point. Especially poignant comments are punctuated with “Know what I mean?” or “You dig?” And the impressions! He does a killer Miles Davis, nailing the trumpeter’s raspy...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review: Lil Yachty satisfied at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 3:14 PM

More than a thousand teens and young adults piled into the Royal Oak Music Theatre to see rapper and pop star Lil Yachty on the 13th stop of “The Teenage Tour.” The rapper’s youthful fans hummed with enthusiasm as their parents wore looks of irritated amusement. Texas rapper Evander...

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John Mayer to perform at DTE this Friday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:40 PM

It’s hard to believe that John Mayer, the curly haired crooner who made us believe our bodies were wonderlands (and yes, that he would in fact use his hands) in 2003 would become a staple in the vocabulary of rock’s most influential guitarists. Philanthropist, author, and touring member of the...

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Betty Who brings her excitable synth pop to the Magic Stick

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Betty who? No, no, it’s Betty WHO, the Australian power-pop priestess. As viral as she is chart-able (her hits are frequent flyers on the Billboard Dance chart) there’s no question that Who’s quirky confidence and penchant for excitable synth pop puts her in the ranks alongside the likes of...

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Flint Eastwood shares new music video for song 'Rewind'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Detroit's Flint Eastwood just shared her latest music video for the song "Rewind" off her latest EP called Broke Royalty. Not only is this one of our favorite cuts from the EP, but it also features fellow metro Detroiter DJ and Producer GRiZ. Flint Eastwood (aka Jax Anderson) said in...

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Alternative R&B siren SZA will perform at the Fillmore tomorrow night

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Although her debut album Ctrl is only two months old, SZA (pronounced Sizza) is making waves as a neo-soul, alternative R&B siren. Earning herself an MTV Music Video Award nomination for “Best New Artist” (a category she shared with breakout star Noah Cyrus, but lost to Khalid), SZA’s opulent arrangements...

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Eminem got 90,000 people to chant "Fuck Trump" at a concert over the weekend

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Just like every other level-headed person in this country right now, Eminem doesn't like Donald Trump. If that wasn't clear to you when he released a surprise single last fall called "Campaign Speech," his words at some shows in Europe over the weekend really solidify his feelings towards POTUS....

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lil Yachty brings bubblegum trap to Royal Oak

Posted By on Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 1:24 PM

This 19-year-old wunderkind may be the new kid on the rap block, but don’t for a second think that Lil Yachty doesn’t understand the game. Coining the phrase “bubblegum trap” to describe his sound, his 2017 debut record Teenage Emotions appropriately doesn’t take itself too seriously. Yachty samples Super Mario...

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