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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Detroit native J.Jackson releases new track

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Detroit native J.Jackson is back with a banger. “Chandelier” is a lyrical head-nodder over a trap beat. The first half of the hook goes, “We grind hard for a hundred years/ Till the crib has marble floors with the chandeliers/ 24/7 365 blood, sweat, and tears/ Valley of death,...

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WhateverFest returns for ninth year for an all-nighter along the Dequindre Cut

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Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 1:03 PM

The grassroots DIY music and arts festival, better known as WhateverFest, has come a long way since it started in an apartment building in 2011 and rocked the Tangent Gallery last year. The ninth iteration will post up along the Dequindre Cut with more than 30 local bands and...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wu-Tang Clan celebrates 25 years of '36 Chambers' at Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:46 PM

In 1993, a scrappy East Coast hip-hop crew took to a modest recording studio and, with a limited budget, recorded what quickly became one of the most important sociopolitical and unlikely spiritual moments in music history. Celebrating 25 years is Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)....

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Michigan's Sufjan Stevens releases a pair of songs to benefit LGBTQ+ youth

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:41 AM

June marks national Pride month, and to commemorate it, Michigan-born indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has released a pair of love songs to benefit homeless LGBTQ+ youth. A follow-up to his 2017 Grammy and Academy Award-nominated “Mystery of Love” from the Call Me by Your Name soundtrack, “Love Yourself” and “With...

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The Magic Bag's Myspace Emo Prom is a return to simpler times

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:32 AM

For some of us, it’s a goddamn blessing that Myspace accidentally deleted years’ worth of old photos and content. For others, it marked the official end of an era — one in which the word “rawr” was a term of endearment, the application of thick black eyeliner indicated you...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Shake up some Faygo — the Gathering of the Juggalos announces details for 20th anniversary

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:03 PM

There are only two words to describe the upcoming “Soopa” Gathering of the Juggalos hallmark anniversary: Whoop whoop! For 20 years, Detroit's horrorcore collective Insane Clown Posse has hosted “the greatest family reunion on earth” — a mayhem-filled dark carnival better known as the Gathering of the Juggalos where...

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Emily Rose, Carmel Liburdi, Dave Toennies, and Uncle Valentine are headed to Trumbullplex

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Let’s get intimate. No — not like that. Well, maybe. The Trumbullplex is putting the spotlight on some of Detroit’s leading singer-songwriters (and one from Philadelphia) for a springtime serenade sesh. Six-time Detroit Music Award winner Emily Rose (whose 2018 record, Wake Up Brave, channels Amanda Palmer’s directness) will share...

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

How Spin Inc. is helping the next generation of Detroit DJs

Posted By on Sat, May 25, 2019 at 3:18 AM

For the past four years, Spin Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Detroit, has been helping high school students and children of all ages access equipment and educational classes to learn more about electronic music and production. Founder Ron Johnson, a military veteran, teacher, and musician, has partnered with some...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

You can fuel up with tacos at this free event to keep you going through Movement weekend in Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 4:40 PM

It could be suggested that the secret to feeling good comes down to two things: tacos and good tunes. While Movement Electronic Music Fest pulses on along the riverfront on Saturday, homegrown indie label Ghostly International will team up with the cool kids over at SMPFLD clothing and party...

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You can take in the Drinkard Sisters at Detroit's Cadieux Cafe on Thursday

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Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM

First Aid Kit, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and Ann and Nancy Wilson — singing sisters have been charming their way into our hearts with strong as fuck vocal genetics and powerful harmonies for decades. Detroit’s own Drinkard Sisters will make their Cadieux debut as part of Honky Tonk Thursdays....

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