Monday, October 29, 2018

KISS will kiss the tour life goodbye with 'Detroit Rock City' stop next year

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 9:54 AM

After 45-years of makeup and madness, KISS is hanging up their space armor. After announcing the band's plans for a final tour on NBC's America's Got Talent last month, KISS finally dropped the details for the appropriately named "End of the Road" tour. The tour will kick-off in January and...

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Kickstarter launched for Detroit techno documentary 'God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Since its inception almost 40 years ago, electronic dance music has ballooned into a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. The sound derived from Detroit's school of hard knocks has gone on to become a worldwide phenomenon that has conquered mammoth festival stages, elite Las Vegas residencies, and even Grammy wins. However,...

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Ariana Grande rises above the bullshit and announces tour with Detroit stop

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:45 AM

It's been a bittersweet 2018 for the ponytailed pop star Ariana Grande. So far, Grande has been groped on international television by a Bishop during Aretha Franklin's funeral, she mourned the death of recent ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and dealt with the trauma of the one year anniversary of the...

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Hit-machine Fleetwood Mac heads to Detroit without Lindsey Buckingham

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM

We know what you’re thinking. Fleetwood Mac is coming? Shut up and take my money. Though Fleetwood Mac is a revolving door of drama, the band just so happens to have one of the most iconic and influential discographies of all time. The band’s long-standing guitarist Lindsey Buckingham went his...

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Movement Music Festival announces ticket pre-sale for Memorial Day weekend

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:32 AM

It's all coming home to Techno City for another round of Movement Music Festival. The dance music festival recently announced the dates for its 13th edition, once again coinciding with Memorial Day weekend. The three-day event will be hosted in Hart Plaza from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May...

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Here's Iggy Pop and William Shatner singing 'Silent Night'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 10:25 AM

We know it's not even Halloween yet, but some people are already thinking about Christmas. At least that's true of beloved Star Trek actor William Shatner, who will release his first holiday album, Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album, on Friday. The tracklist features 13 tracks pairing Shatner and guests...

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'Saints & Sinners' finds Detroit's Will Rae playing hostess to multi-realm Halloween event

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Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Halloween isn’t just for ghouls and goblins. This year, Detroit mainstays Willa Rae and her band the Minor Arcana will host the inaugural — and costume-mandatory — For Saints & Sinners: A Halloween Celebration. The multidisciplinary event boasts three realms of performances: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, with femme-fueled music,...

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We aren't worthy of Jonathan Richman but he'll perform at Third Man Records anyway

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Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 6:00 AM

If you’ve never sent your ex a link to “Hospital” by proto-punks the Modern Lovers, did you even really break up? Having released just one album, the Modern Lovers carved a strange and compelling nook in rock ’n’ roll history with the conversational, child-like darkness with which frontman Jonathan...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Protomartyr are the 'special guests' playing at UFO Factory's grand re-opening

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Readers, we're pleased to announce a Metro Times exclusive: Stoic indie rockers Protmartyr are the previously teased "special guests" performing at the grand re-opening of Corktown's UFO Factory on Friday. "It was known that we would probably do an interview with Metro Times and that would be the announcement...

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Ladies of LCD Soundsystem celebrates women and non-binary artists with DJ performance in Ferndale

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Who runs the world? Girls. Enter Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russom — the ladies of LCD Soundsystem. As keyboard players, vocalists, and synthesizing creatives behind the James Murphy-led (and recent Grammy Award-winning) dance outfit, international artists Whang and Russom have developed their own sonic journey outside of LCD...

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