Friday, August 31, 2018

Eminem drops new album 'Kamikaze' overnight and it's brutal

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 10:45 AM

What do president Trump, vice president Mike Pence, Harvey Weinstein, Lil Pump, Drake, and the Grammy-Awards have in common? All are targets on Kamikaze, Eminem's tenth album which dropped without warning at midnight. Though curious timing, considering the album release falls on the eve of the funeral for Detroit's...

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Meg Remy's U.S. Girls will perform free show at El Club

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Meghan Remy is the core of U.S. Girls — an experimental pop project that is an exhilarating blend of influences, from 1950s-era Betty Hutton and more recent indie pop acts like Joanna Newsom and Tennis. Remy launched the project in her hometown of Chicago and relocated to Toronto where...

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Big things are poppin' — Juicy J and T.I. team up for 'Return of the Legends' at Chene Park

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 8:52 AM

“Bandz” might make her dance, but what really gets people going is a loaded lineup led by hip-hop favorites Juicy J and T.I. In keeping with Chene Park’s dynamic booking, Return of Legends hip-hop edition welcomes former Three 6 Mafia man and master collaborator Juicy J to the stage....

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Review: Miguel comes back to Detroit more zen than he left it

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 8:19 PM

In the six short months since Miguel last visited Detroit, he has seemingly transformed from apparent sex guru to a spiritual guru — and his current “Ascension“ tour is bearing the fruits of his enlightenment. Where the “War and Leisure“ tour served as an escapist wet dream, Wednesday night's show at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre...

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We played 'Would you rather?' with Desert Hearts' Mikey Lion ahead of Detroit takeover

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Born out of the dust of the Mojave Desert, the California-based Desert Hearts crew first started throwing renegade raves that sparked a movement of psychedelic-inspired parties. Because of the brand's familial vibe, Desert Hearts has managed to cultivate a robust and loyal following with their entrancing brand of house...

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Fans disappointed with Rachelle Ferrell's Detroit performance

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 10:23 AM

On Wednesday night, jazz vocalist Rachelle Ferrell performed for a full house at Detroit's Chene Park. But from scrolling through social media on Thursday morning, it seems many concertgoers felt her performance left much to be desired, with people reportedly booing and walking out halfway through her set and...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Review: Lil Baby works harder than ever at Detroit show

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Quality Control’s rising star Lil Baby made his way to St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday night as a part of his “Harder Than Ever” tour. The Atlanta-born emcee has made a name for himself pushing his own brand of southern trap hip-hop, and 2018 has been his breakout year:...

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How Aretha Franklin turned 'Respect' into a feminist and civil rights anthem

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 2:51 PM

The day before Aretha Franklin died earlier this month, owners of Eastpointe record store Melodies and Memories, Dan and Denise Zieja, bought boxes of records from a collector — approximately 1,000 45's in total. Denise says it isn't that unusual in the record store business for a collector to bring in...

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Good Karma: Boy George and the B-52's relive the '80s at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:19 PM

What happens when you cross a “Karma Chameleon” with a “Rock Lobster”? Aside from a groovy hybrid creature, you get an ’80s summer bash featuring Boy George and Culture Club and the B-52’s. While George gears up to release Culture Club’s first record in 19 years, Life (due out...

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Rodriguez returns home for Detroit Garden Theater performance

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:18 PM

The unbelievable story of Sixto Rodriguez — an unassuming Cass Corridor musician who curiously became a cult musical phenomenon in South Africa — was unearthed in 2012 when fans tracked the mysterious man down, making him the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for Sugarman. His unexpected superstardom...

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