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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The very best party songs for New Year's Eve in Detroit

Posted By on Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 6:33 AM

OK, we lied. These aren't the best. They're just a handful of pretty darn good party songs for New Year's Eve, and for Detroiters, as well. Please fill up the comments section with your own favorites, which are doubtless way cooler than these choices, with the exception of the ones...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Kid Rock is being sued by a circus

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM

...OK, not just a circus but the circus: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is suing Kid Rock for infringing on its famous "The Greatest Show On Earth" slogan in the promotion of the rap-rocker's upcoming tour. The circus, as Feld Entertainment, filed suit against Kid Rock and Live Nation on Friday,...

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Shakira postpones world tour, upcoming Detroit date rescheduled

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM

If you were looking forward to shaking it with Shakira next month, you’ll now have to wait until August.  Twelve-time Grammy-winner Shakira has postponed her “El Dorado World Tour” per doctors orders — no, it has nothing to do with her hips. The Colombian songstress is recovering from an...

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Jimi Hendrix's apartment finds a new home at DIA

Posted By on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 9:01 AM

We all know "All Along the Watchtower," but what about all along the London flat? As Metro Times reported earlier, the DIA will be opening a new gallery on Jan. 12 that will showcase recent acquisitions that will remain on display for six months. One of those acquisitions happens to...

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Stef Chura gets a nod from 'Rolling Stone' for her debut album 'Messes'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Christmas came early for Detroit indie-darling Stef Chura. Chura, who signed to Saddle Creek Records last month, landed a coveted spot on a year-end list with none other than Rolling Stone. '15 Great Albums You Probably Didn't Hear in 2017' features Chura's debut LP Messes, calling it "perceptive," "compelling," and...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Why I tore up my D.R.E.A.D. card and learned to love disco

Posted By on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 5:21 PM

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the disco craze, it’s cause for a bit of mixed feelings. That’s because I was taught to hate and make fun of disco. But before I was taught to ridicule zodiac jewelry and leisure suits, I actually liked disco — or what I...

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Crazy Town is coming to Token Lounge and they're probably going to play 'Butterfly' at least once

Posted By on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Just when we thought all hope was lost — one band returns to restore order to an orderless nation. Crazy Town is coming, y'all. That's right. The masterminds behind the 2001 hit "Butterfly" are hitting the road and have announced a stop at Westland's own Token Lounge on Feb. 18....

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Stephen Henderson and the continuing charmed life of Bob Ritchie

Posted By on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:19 AM

One of the strangest outcomes of the recent firing of Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson was a tweet by Robert James Ritchie, the entertainer better known as "Kid Rock." On Dec. 15, just as news hit the street that Henderson had been fired after an internal...

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DIA to open permanent gallery for new acquisitions in January

Posted By on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:37 AM

From Monet to Van Gough to Whistler and Sugimoto, the Detroit Institute of Arts sure knows how to name drop. The DIA family will grow in size on Jan. 12 as the opening of a new gallery will showcase the museum's latest acquisitions and offer a transparent look at how these...

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Monday, December 18, 2017

ICP loses case, Juggalos to remain on FBI watch list as 'hybrid gang' for now

Posted By on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 4:22 PM

After years of press conferences, legal wrangling, spirited protests, and speeches, the Detroit hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse has lost its bid to reverse an FBI decision to label the group's followers, known as Juggalos, "a loosely affiliated hybrid gang." The bureau first identified Juggalos as a gang in...

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