Thursday, June 27, 2019

Remembering Millie Felch Coffey, a behind-the-scenes legend in Detroit’s recording scene, dead at 72

Posted By on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Millie Felch Coffey is seated in a green room at NBC Studios in New York, where her husband, legendary Motown “Funk Brother” guitarist Dennis Coffey, is preparing to sit in with Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots. “One of the NBC employees came in wearing this gold peacock badge,...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Kash Doll gave Big Sean a pair of Cartier sunglasses

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Is this the most Detroit gift exchange ever? Detroit rapper Kash Doll gifted Big Sean a pair of Cartier Buffs. Kash Doll shared the exchange in a video on Twitter with the caption, “Detroit love ❤️,” and fans went crazy. One person tweeted, “This is the sweetest Detroit shit...

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Fall under the spell of gothic blues singer Adia Victoria with her free Ann Arbor performance

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Thanks to Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch summer concert series, you can take your lunch break with Adia Victoria, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter who will make you rethink the way you hear the blues. Victoria’s whispery vocals wield a sense of power against dark and demanding blues-infused instrumentals. Earlier this year,...

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The incomparable Grace Jones is coming to Detroit and we're not worthy

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:05 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 71-year-old Jamaican-American supermodel, actress, singer,...

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New Zealand trio, the Beths, to bring heady pop to El Club

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Think of all the missteps, mistakes, and heartbreaks we could have avoided if only we considered how our future selves would feel about it. “There’s something about you/ I wanna risk going through,” the Beths sing on “Future Me Hates Me” — the title track from the band’s 2018...

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Jazzin' at the Vanity celebrates revitalization of the historic venue with a free 2-day festival

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:54 PM

What do Duke Ellington and the Velvet Underground have in common? Both performed at an Aztec-themed venue on Detroit’s east side. Opened in 1929 and shuttered in 1958 and again in 1988, the Vanity Ballroom remains a historic fixture along the Jefferson-Chalmers business district. To celebrate the heritage of...

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Legendary Blue Bird Inn stage taking a road trip to Ann Arbor for jazz jam

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:50 PM

The historic Blue Bird Inn was purchased by the Detroit Sound Conservancy earlier this year, and the stage that once supported performances by legends like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Elvin Jones is getting a second chance — and local jazz musicians are getting a special opportunity to make...

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Old Man, Greg McIntosh, and Ben Collins keep it chill at Ann Arbor's Lo-Fi Bar

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:36 PM

“Old Man take a look at my life, we want to go to bed at a reasonable hour.” OK, so these may not be Neil Young lyrics, but it might as well be the mantra for this low-key evening with a trio of sonic heavy-hitters at a new-ish hotspot....

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Eminem's estranged father, Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., reportedly dead after heart attack

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., the estranged father of Detroit rapper Eminem, has reportedly died. TMZ reports that Mathers suffered a heart attack while at home near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was 67 years old. Eminem's familial struggles have famously played out throughout the 46-year-old's lyrics, most notably those involving...

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Detroit's Best Exes plot their return at Outer Limits Lounge with Book Lovers and Career Club

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 12:03 PM

You’re not crazy — Linda Jordan, Jim Cherewick, and Eric Allen of Best Exes have been MIA for the past year or so. Well, they’re back and they’ve got a new drummer, Evan Eklund, and some new songs that they say absolutely do not call to mind Canadian children’s music performer...

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