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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

REVIEW: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ tour lives up to the hype

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:23 AM

If I had a time machine and could only go back to one time and place, it would be to last night, when the Royal Oak Music Theatre brought generations of rock 'n' roll lovers together in the name of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett. Flanneled-out 20-somethings, PDA-y hipster teens,...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Eminem will appear as music guest on 'SNL' Nov. 18

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Well, my friends, we're pretty sure this announcement confirms that Eminem has a new album coming out this November. Saturday Night Live announced today that Eminem will be the music guest for the November 18 show, the day before Eminem is rumored to drop his new album, also rumored to...

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For some reason city council gave Cardi B a Spirit of Detroit award

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Before her show at Detroit's Masonic Temple on Saturday, rapper Cardi B was awarded a Spirit of Detroit award. Per the city of Detroit's website, "A Spirit of Detroit Award can be requested from any Council Member for a person, event or organization being honored for an outstanding achievement or...

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Protomartyr fights the man and kombucha in new music video

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Detroit-based punk band Protomartyr was the subject of a recent Metro Times cover story, but the media attention didn't end there. Today, The New Yorker released a piece on the band and debuted the video for their new single, "Don't Go to Anacita." The song is something of an allegory...

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Is Eminem's new album being teased with fake pharmaceutical ads?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM

While we've been patiently waiting for November 17 to roll around (the day Eminem's newest album is supposedly dropping), Marshall Mathers has been keeping fans on edge with some wacky pharmaceutical ads that the internet thinks link to this new album. Eminem's longtime manager Paul Rosenberg posted a photo to...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Maroon 5 will stop in Detroit on new tour in 2018

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 1:27 PM

While nothing from Maroon 5 will ever be as great as their debut Songs About Jane (just try listening to "Sunday Morning" without getting a catch of the feels), we're excited to learn that Adam Levine and company are gearing up to release their sixth studio album Red Pill...

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Meet Detroit emcee Moses the God

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Moses The God is a Detroit-born emcee that has carved out a name for herself with rhymes about relationships, ego, and emotions — along with a super swagged-out persona. Metro Times caught up with the emcee to discuss her current album With or Without You, musical influences, and future endeavors....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Outrageous Cherry founding guitarist Larry Ray dies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Larry Ray, the founding guitarist of Detroit psychedelic rock band Outrageous Cherry, has died after a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement posted by the band on Facebook last night. He was 63. Born Larry Ray Piekutowski, Ray co-founded Outrageous Cherry with Matthew Smith in 1991. He and...

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Eminem wins New Zealand copyright suit over 'blatant ripoff' of 'Lose Yourself'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:01 AM

After more than five months, Eminem and his publisher emerged victorious in a New Zealand suit against that country's right-wing National Party, that (let's be honest) seemed like a pretty clear case of copyright infrigement from the begining. In question was a "Lose Yourself" copycat track — literally titled...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Women's Convention announces concert with Melanie Fiona, Alice Smith, Jessica Care Moore, and others

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 3:40 PM

This weekend, an event billed as The Women's Convention will take place at Detroit's Cobo Center. While some have criticized the event for what they say are prohibitive ticket prices ($295 for all three days), others might be pleased to note the event is will also feature a "Social...

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