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Friday, April 19, 2019

Neko Case to bring cyclonic song sorcery to Detroit's Majestic Theatre

Staff pick

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 4:06 PM

On the title track of her quietly anxious seventh solo record, Neko Case discredits God for all of his/her shortcomings and demands respect for the power and frailty of Mother Nature. “Nothing quite so poison as a promise,” she repeats, bitingly. Hell-On finds Case syncing up with producer Björn...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Madonna gives Detroit a shoutout in her new Latin, ASMR single, 'Medellín'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 2:46 PM

What do a Colombian drug cartel, ASMR, and the cha-cha-chá have in common? They are all fixtures in Madonna's latest single, which can mean only one thing — Madge is back on her bullshit. The 60-year-old pop icon released the sultry, Latin-infused "Medellín," the first single from her forthcoming...

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You can headbang on 4/20 with a some of Detroit’s heaviest up-and-coming metal bands

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM

There is never a shortage of fun, peaceful, hippy-dippy events to experience on 4/20. But if you’re looking for a bit more edge on Saturday, you can take a buzzsaw to your buzz with some up-and-coming metal bands at the Sanctuary in Hamtramck. Local death metallers Breaking Wheel are...

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Local picks: Double Winter, DJ Holographic, Dead Again, and Poor Player

Staff pick

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Each week, Metro Times rounds up must-see performances by metro Detroit's own. Double Winter and Craig Brown (solo) Rhode Island stoner punks Gymshorts have enlisted support from a Metro Times band to watch and a Third Man Records cowboy for the band’s free pre-4/20 blacklight bash. Holly Johnson,...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Why Michigan pensioners should be saying 'thank u' to Ariana Grande

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:44 PM

While Cardi B might be inching her way to acquiring a shit ton of red bottoms by trademarking her signature pigeon-purr, "Okurrr," the ponytailed, doe-eyed diva Ariana Grande is putting money in the pockets of Michigan pensioners with her latest chart-topper, "7 Rings." Wait, what? For those who may...

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Sada Baby says Eminem not a top 5 Detroit rapper: 'Females don’t know how to shake their ass to it'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM

There's no doubt about Eminem's outsize influence in pop culture, especially here in metro Detroit. He's the most commercially successful rapper of all time and the top-selling artist of the 2000s, with 32.2 million records sold. "Lose Yourself" remains a workout playlist staple, "Rap God" is undeniably some varsity-level...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The incomparable Grace Jones to make rare Detroit appearance

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM

Before Lady Gaga took to the red carpet draped in raw meat, or Björk made waves for wearing a swan dress, and long before queen Beyoncé would unleash her visual masterpiece Lemonade, there was Studio 54 and the androgynous art-pop icon Grace Jones. The 70-year-old (that's right, 7-0) Jamaican-American supermodel,...

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What we really, really want is to see the Spice Girls tribute at Magic Bag

Staff pick

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Sorting out the girl-group drama of the Spice Girls is as messy as say, cleaning out your actual spice cabinet. When news of a possible Spice Girls reunion broke late last year, the spice world waited with bated breath for confirmation. Shortly after, it was revealed that Victoria Beckham,...

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Mary J. Blige and Nas are co-headlining DTE Energy Music Theatre this summer

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Mary J. Blige and Nas are joining forces for their first-ever joint tour this summer. The hip-hop and R&B heavyweights will co-headline a 22-city tour, which includes a stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, July 28. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and can be...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

George Clinton will bring a final round of funk to metro Detroit for farewell tour

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM

The last time Metro Times checked in with the "Prime Minister of Funk" George Clinton, it was in 2016 and, at the time, he was awaiting the arrival of aliens. "I'm positive — they're gonna show up, or we're going to show up to them," the honorary Detroiter said...

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