Friday, March 29, 2019

Techno documentary 'God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines' to screen at Freep Film Festival

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Motown has become a household name and people are familiar with the phrase "Detroit Rock City." But what fewer people know is that black Detroit artists helped to birth a billion dollar dance music industry – and yet they see almost none of the income. The documentary God Said Give...

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Kid Rock announces modest four-show run at DTE Energy Music Theater

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Kid Rock, metro Detroit's rebel without a cause, announced his first set of hometown shows since courting controversy and teasing a Senate run during the christening of Little Caesars Arena with six consecutive shows in 2017. On Friday, it was announced that Kid Rock would take the stage for...

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Paramita Sound launches Kickstarter for permanent record store and bar downtown

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:04 AM

Anna Atanassova and Andrey Douthard, founders and co-owners of the West Village record store Paramita Sound, moved out of the original storefront at 1417 Van Dyke St. about a year ago following reports of noise complaints. Since then, they’ve operated out of Detroit Is The New Black and then...

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Detroit-native Choker returns home for Pike Room performance

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM

It’s been suggested that the burgeoning artist known as Choker might be Detroit’s answer to Frank Ocean. (Hell, Choker might have been Detroit’s very own under-the-radar superstar, and it’s no wonder we lost him to Los Angeles.) His debut record, Peak, glides with intimate poetry with bursts of lush...

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Tuareg songwriter Mdou Moctar will perform intimate set at Trinosophes

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 8:00 AM

At some point, the incredible experimental sounds of contemporary Saharan musician Mdou Moctar were discovered on memory cards from West African cellphones. Since then, he’s performed as the lead in the Nigeran remake of Prince’s Purple Rain (titled, Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It) and...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Premiere: Detroit's Honeybabe get heavy on 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 11:25 AM

When tragedy strikes, it seems as though just about any band with more than three members will eventually reach its Arcade Fire Funeral phase. Such is the case for Detroit five-piece, Honeybabe, who are doing some major soul searching on "Everything Happens For A Reason." Described as a "psychrockjazzpunk"...

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Hey, teacher — The Wall Live Extravaganza will bring rock opera to the Fillmore

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Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

It’s been 40 years since legends Pink Floyd sucked us into the disturbingly surreal and Orwellian audio-visual world of The Wall. Tasked with interpreting that world is French-Canadian singer-songwriter Richard Petit who has been paying tribute for more than a decade with The Wall Live Extravaganza. A cover band...

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Reach into your paw-ckets — the Annual Cat Cabaret fundraiser returns to the Magic Bag

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Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Guys — cats are really fucking cute, OK? First of all, cats have fur. They’re soft as hell and give zero fucks. Cats were literally worshipped by the Egyptians because they believed they were badass little guardians of the dead. And they purr! Like, living, breathing Nintendo 64 Rumble...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

DJ powerhouse Charlotte de Witte heads to the Magic Stick

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Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

When it comes to women in techno, few names have risen to such stratospheric heights as quickly as Charlotte de Witte’s. Early in her career, the Belgium-based DJ went to great lengths to hide her gender in order to impress music fans with her selector skills under the DJ...

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Diana Ross takes to Twitter to defend Michael Jackson: 'Stop in the name of love'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 4:14 PM

Detroit native and Motown legend Diana Ross is the latest celebrity to jump to Michael Jackson's defense amid decades-long allegations of child molestation, underage grooming, and pedophilia. The 74-year-old diva took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to elicit the power of her 1965 hit with the Supremes, "Stop! In The...

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