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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Woodstock 50 is in limbo, but 'Woodstock in the D' is a go

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM

It looks like a planned 50th anniversary of the storied Woodstock Music Festival might be looking more like the doomed Fyre Festival at this point. The fest made headlines on Monday after its financial backer announced it was canceling the event, with sources citing concerns about capacity and securing...

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Danny Brown announces Q-Tip-produced LP, 'U Know What I'm Sayin?'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Detroit rapper Danny Brown announced fresh details about his upcoming fifth studio album, his first since 2016's Atrocity Exhibition. In a lengthy profile in Highsnobiety, Brown says he enlisted A Tribe Called Quest MC and producer Q-Tip to executive produce the project, titled U Know What I'm Sayin? He told...

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Jack White will get an honorary degree from WSU next month

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 10:26 AM

It seems like Jack White has had a love-hate relationship with school. He waxed nostalgic about idyllic elementary school days on "We Are Going to Be Friends" from the White Stripes' White Blood Cells. But Elephant's "Black Math" offered a different perspective: "Listen master can you answer a question? Is it the...

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

P!nk will give Detroit a reason to get the party started with back-to-back performances at LCA

Staff pick

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

What about us, P!nk? The badass acrobatic diva better known as P!nk was forced to reschedule last year’s Detroit performance due to illness, proving that not even one of the world’s best-selling artists is immune to such mundane inconveniences. To make up for it, she’ll get the party started...

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Local picks: Ohtis, Death, and the 28th Annual Detroit Music Awards

Staff pick

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Each week, Metro Times rounds up must-see performances by metro Detroit's own. Mic Phelps and the Plug Detroit’s Mic Phelps might try to tell you that he is a heavily decorated Olympian swimmer, but that would be a lie. (That’s Michael Phelps.) He is, however, a poet, rapper,...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Toronto's MorMor will satisfy lovers of sensual dream pop at El Club

Staff pick

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Toronto’s Seth Nyquist, who performs as MorMor, has been hailed a “wary” indie pop star on the rise. His smooth and explorative dream pop calls to mind the driving-with-no-hands-along-the-coast chill of artists like Tame Impala and Mac DeMarco. But where MorMor is able to distance himself from his influences...

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The Black Lips, Tokyo Police Club among 30-plus bands to perform during Ferndale Spring Fever

Staff pick

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:20 PM

Metro Detroit has a reputation for organizing tiny music festivals that pack a big punch. We also have a reputation for complaining about our severe and totally justifiable case of spring fever. In an attempt to free us of our winter doldrums with sonic treats for our eardrums is...

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The Raconteurs add second Detroit Masonic Temple show

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 11:11 AM

Here's good news for fans of the Raconteurs, the Jack White side project that he co-fronts with Brendan Benson. The band just added a second show at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre after its first show on Friday, July 12, sold out. The new show is scheduled for Saturday, July...

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Chief Keef will fire up the Russell Industrial Center with Icewear Vezzo

Staff pick

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM

A year after Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced on Twitter that he was planning on retiring, he released a 17-track mixtape followed by his third record, Dedication, which has been described as being a satisfying and balanced grab bag. In keeping with his unmatched hustle, which resulted in nine released projects...

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Monday, April 22, 2019

'Pitchfork' gave Lizzo's new record a 6.5 — and she's pissed

Posted By on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 4:03 PM

Lizzo is taking her temper off of the internet. Or so she says. The Detroit-native took to Twitter on Sunday night after what can only be called a whirlwind couple of weeks. First, Lizzo's debut set at Coachella is plagued with an unbelievable number of sound and tech glitches,...

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