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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples merge existential crisis and crowd surfing at Detroit's Masonic Temple

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:43 PM

Tyler, The Creator (Tyler Gregory Okonma) vehemently rapping “Watch out for the potholes, bitch,” was arguably the most relatable moment of last night’s sold-out show at Detroit’s Masonic Temple with California-based rapper Vince Staples. While 26-year-old Okonma was metaphorically referencing people or things that will throw him off his path...

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Transangelic prince Ezra Furman will play the Loving Touch with Anna Burch

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Ezra Furman is on the heels of Transangelic Exodus — which is both the title of his seventh album released earlier this month and quite possibly the most accurate description of what the 31-year-old indie-pop prince sounds like. Whether you’re under a disco ball, under the weather, or under...

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The grit, grease, and muscle of Autorama returns this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. You can keep your glitz and glam at the North American International Auto Show: Give us the grit, grease, and muscle of the 66th Annual Autorama. Known as America’s greatest hot rod show, Autorama will feature more than 800 custom rides, with America’s...

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Some genius remixed Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' with a heavy metal track

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:58 AM

It's been a long week and it's only Wednesday. So, we're welcoming this unlikely mashup of a classic Motown tune and an '80s hair metal hit with open arms. The two songs in question are Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and Ratt's 1984 hit "Round And...

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Metal band breaks up after Detroit's Trumbullplex accuses members of sexual assault

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:49 AM

North Carolina-based metal band Young and in the Way has been dropped by its label and its members have disbanded following allegations of sexual assault leveled by members of Detroit collective the Trumbullplex. The Trumbullplex issued the allegations through a series of Facebook posts earlier this week, urging festivals...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tune-Yards looks both inward and outward on new release

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 4:42 PM

It was 2009 when the indie world was first introduced to Tune-Yards, Merrill Garbus' indie band of kaleidoscopic musical influences. On songs with African or Caribbean drum rhythms, she laid synth loops, ukulele melodies, and her versatile, powerful voice. Though topics often veered serious — violence, depression, body image —...

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Master of chill, Jack Johnson, is coming to DTE Energy Music Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Kick off your shoes and get down with some recycle and chill — surfer turned soft-rocker Jack Johnson is bringing his sustainable too-blessed-to-be-stressed vibes to DTE this summer. Johnson, best known for low-key hiking/makeout jams, has asked G. Love & Special Sauce along for his "All The Light Above...

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Lansing bar cited after Juggalo downloaded Three 6 Mafia's entire discography

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Mac's Bar in Lansing was hit with Digital Millennium Copyright Act violations after a Juggalo apparently used the venue's WiFi to illegally download rap group Three 6 Mafia's entire discography. Scotty Bell, the venue's talent buyer, posted photos of the citations and shared them on Twitter last Thursday. According...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Metallica will close out their upcoming tour with a stop in Grand Rapids

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Calling all local thrash metal heads — Metallica is returning to Michigan. The band announced the "World Wired Tour" today on Twitter. The 34-date tour is in support of their latest album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and is planned for fall 2018 through March 2019. The tour ends with a stop...

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Andrew W.K's new album is streaming and yes he sings about parties

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 10:32 AM

It might be easy to peg Michigan-native Andrew W.K as a one-trick party pony, but his latest record You Are Not Alone (March 2) is equal parts party jam and thoughtful self-help motivation—and it's streaming for your party pleasure. "If you ever feel like something is very, very wrong...

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