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Monday, July 23, 2018

Radiohead made memories with a rare Detroit appearance

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 11:37 AM

When Radiohead comes to Detroit, you'll know. And it's not merely because they are the greatest living rock band (if you can reduce them to that, even), but because it is such a rare occurrence that it renders a celebration. In the band's first performance since 2012, when they...

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ms. Lauryn Hill gets the plug pulled at metro Detroit concert

Posted By on Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:20 PM

On Friday night, Ms. Lauryn Hill graced Detroit — OK, technically Sterling Heights — with her presence, and she was shut down early. Yes, somebody turned the lights on right as the legendary hip-hop artist was gearing up to play one of her most beloved songs, “Doo Wop (That...

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Ne-Yo on fatherhood and the power of music

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Ne-Yo isn't getting much sleep these days. It might have something to do with the fact that the 35-year-old R&B multi-platinum selling artist and his wife welcomed their second child into the world last month just days after the release of his seventh studio record Good Man. And somehow,...

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One-man-band Mobley will do it all at Underground at DIME

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 8:20 AM

“The future isn’t home,” Mobley presses on the layered track “Young Adult Fiction” from Fresh Lies, Vol. I — an album he defines as “post-genre pop.” This is but one example of the incomparable Austin, Texas-based artist’s innate ability to pair varied uncertainties with lush soundscapes and hopeful resolve....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

You can catch Saint Motel for free at Beacon Park this Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 1:37 PM

It’s no easy task to embed the popular children’s diddy “head, shoulders, knees, and toes” into a pop song and make it sound cool. Yet L.A. indie-pop foursome Saint Motel did that with “Move.” After the band’s 2014 earworm “My Type” blew up, the band was handed the keys...

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'Queen of Rockabilly' Wanda Jackson brings her badassery to El Club

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:48 AM

At 80 years old, Wanda Jackson is still the reigning Queen of Rockabilly. Known for her distinctive searing voice and steadfast spirit, Jackson held her own during a time when rock ’n’ roll was an especially male-dominated genre. A true trailblazer, Jackson shared the bill with Elvis Presley in...

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Raphael Saadiq shares a stage with Ali Shaheed Muhammad for MOCAD Homestead series

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM

If the name Raphael Saadiq doesn’t strike an immediate chord it’s probably because he has become synonymous with his multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! Saadiq is regarded as one of the preeminent R&B artists of the ‘90s, having worked with D’Angelo, TLC, and John Legend (to name a...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Detroit's Count Mack raps, draws, cuts, and films in new video for his track 'G-String'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:47 PM

Detroit visual artist and rapper Vaughn Taormina, AKA Count Mack, is out with a new video for his latest track and it's a twofer. For "G-String," Taormina not only rapped and co-produced, he cut out his hand-drawn illustrations and photographed them in stop-motion to give the video a flip-book...

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Minus the Bear announce breakup and tour, including one last show in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Breaking up is hard to do — but Minus the Bear is softening the blow for fans with a farewell tour before going their separate ways. After nearly 20 years, the Seattle indie foursome called it quits last night by releasing a statement on their website. The news of the...

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Saturday's Kindred Music & Culture Festival postponed due to rain

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM

You can plan a killer music festival, but you can't predict the weather. Saturday was supposed to mark the arrival of Detroit's inaugural Kindred Music & Culture Festival — a day of outdoor music and fun featuring performances by emerging Motor City artists like Payroll Giovanni, Bevlove, Willie Mac Jr.,...

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