Friday, June 29, 2018

Detroit hip-hop collective APX celebrates community with ‘Big Friends’ event

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 8:10 AM

Brewing in Detroit's underground scene for the past few years, a new hip-hop collective, APX (pronounced "Apex") is living up to its name by reaching new heights as nationally renowned rappers. The group's star-studded roster of artists — including Earlly Mac, Supakaine and Prada Leary — is setting them...

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Belle Isle denies 'Seven Nation Army' event permit, performance up in the air

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Earlier this week a call to metro Detroit musicians was made in hopes of putting on a 1,000-person performance of the White Stripes' pulsing-rock anthem "Seven Nation Army" — simultaneously. The performance was to be recorded for an unnamed "huge popular award-winning television show" and would take place on...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Punk, indie, and hip-hop super-producer Martin Bisi comes to El Club this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM

A New York music producer who played an early role in punk, rap, and indie music comes to Detroit this week. It's Martin Bisi, of B.C. Studios, who has lived and worked in a hulking building in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood since the 1970s. Back then, it was the perfect...

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Emo veterans Paramore will bring their pop riot through DTE Energy Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:29 AM

From “Misery Business” to “Fake Happy,” pop-punk priestess Hayley Williams and her Paramore crew have proved themselves to be the ultimate musical mood ring. Having traded in the mosh pit for a dance floor on 2017’s After Laughter, Paramore has proved their staying power with their ability to change...

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Public Enemy's Professor Griff to host tribute in honor of the band's seminal album

Posted By on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Def Jam Records changed the world 30 years ago when it released Public Enemy’s seminal album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Who better to pay tribute to the lasting impact of one of the most influential albums of all time than Public Enemy’s own...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bevlove, Payroll among performers for inaugural Kindred Fest at Detroit's Roosevelt Park

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 2:28 PM

The word "kindred" comes from a combination of "kin" and the Old English word "ræden," which comes from the verb meaning "to advise." That being said, we advise you to check out the newly announced inaugural Kindred Music and Culture Festival, because the lineup is straight fire. The festival strives to celebrate...

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Father John Misty heads Audiotree Music Festival lineup in Kalamazoo

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM

He may be music journalists' most divisive subject and modern-day existentialism's poster boy but one thing is true of God's Favorite Customer — Father John Misty is headlining the Audiotree Music Festival and we couldn't be more excited. Audiotree, the Chicago-based, Michigan-born studio session company, returns with its 6th...

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Hundreds of musicians invited to perform the White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' simultaneously on Belle Isle

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 12:35 PM

It could be argued that you don't need 1,000 musicians to perform The White Stripes pulsing-rock anthem "Seven Nation Army" — you just need two. But the folks over at Rockin' 1000 beg to differ. Over the years, Rockin' 1000 has successfully organized massive music events where thousands of musicians...

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Live review: Erykah Badu at Chene Park

Posted By on Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Saturday night, Erykah Badu transformed Chene Park into a musical forest, complete with 420-friendly visuals and kaleidoscopes of sound. Set to the backdrop of the Detroit River, blanketed with a cloud of smoke, and separated from Atwater Street by a man-made moat, the amphitheater felt more like an island...

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Album review: Chavis Chandler 'One Winged Angel'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Metro Times first caught up with Chavis Chandler in 2014 back when he was riding high off his projects Breath of Fresh Air 1 and 2 and Bridge Card Raps. All three made a strong buzz in the streets of Detroit and it appeared that Chandler’s proverbial “coming out”...

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