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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Stormy Chromer performs at Detroit's Utopia Gardens as part of free summer concert series

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:48 PM

Get higher with Ypsilanti improvisational outfit Stormy Chromer, who will perform as part of Utopia Gardens’ new summer concert series. Part prog rock, part rolling jam-band energy, Stormy Chromer comes packing with serious shredding and unexpected eccentricity reminiscent of the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Though the event is...

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Detroit artists band together for Planned Parenthood and ACLU fundraiser at Marble Bar

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:39 PM

It’s not a coincidence that we’re giving a lot of love to the recent surge of events aimed at protecting human rights, especially those pertaining to women’s reproductive rights and those defined by Roe v. Wade. As proposed abortion bans sweep the Midwest, the hardworking warriors of Planned Parenthood...

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Detroit's Rogue Satellites bring intergalactic synth-rock to Hamtramck

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Jaye Thomas and Lisa Poszywak are Rogue Satellites — Detroit’s truly independent intergalactic synth-rock duo. For eight years, Rogue Satellites have evolved their post-punk sound into a dynamic, synergistic blend of sludge — crisp ’60s pop that calls to mind the Fab Four’s Magical Mystery Tour days with hints...

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Detroit's AfroFuture Fest aims to support and inspire Black youth with day-long event

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Detroit’s first annual AfroFuture Fest found itself in the spotlight earlier this summer when it ignited a debate about equality vs. equity due to its race-based ticket pricing. (It eventually switched to a flat rate and an additional suggested donation for white people.) But all the media attention was...

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Detroit's Britney Stoney and Vespre to perform free concert at Beacon Park

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:26 PM

Two of Detroit’s most empowering songstresses team up for a night of music that may or may not encourage you to text an ex, or, reversely, book a solo trip to Europe to find your damn self by your damn self because girl power, baby. As part of Beacon...

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America's son, Gary Clark Jr., will bring his blues rock-fueled resistance to Meadow Brook

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Gary Clark Jr. has fucking had it with Trump country. “Fuck you, I’m America’s son/ This is where I come from,” Clark declares on the politically charged title track from his most recent record, This Land. Released earlier this year, This Land does not stray from the 35-year-old’s wheelhouse...

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John Mayer is coming to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:18 PM

John Mayer is a man of many… talents. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Hailed as a guitar god and a self-proclaimed “recovered ego addict,” the newly sober Grammy Award-winning artist is most known for giving dude-bros anthemic permission to fumble with their dad’s acoustic à la “Your Body is a Wonderland,” a disturbing career-ruining...

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Electropop trio Shaed to perform at Sonic Lunch in Ann Arbor

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Chelsea Lee is having some dark and twisty dreams. “When I dream of dying/ I never feel so loved,” the Shaed frontwoman sings on “Trampoline,” calling to mind the danceable despair of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.” Sounding like a cross between Tom Krell’s How to Dress Well and...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

MotorKam and DJ Kage celebrate Detroit's legendary 'The New Dance Show' with 'Dat Booty'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Jit culture and Ghettotech-inspired music is loudly reaching its apex in relevancy once again. Enter, “Dat Booty”: a fast-paced, high-powered track produced by DJ Kage (he of the Trump-inspired "New Massive Titties in Detroit" viral hit) with lyrics by the phenomenal MotorKam (aka Black Daddy). The video blends in...

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Chance the Rapper announces North American tour

Posted By on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 7:04 PM

Grammy-award winning artist Chance the Rapper released his highly anticipated album, The Big Day, last week. Today, he gave more good news to his fans by announcing the dates of his North American tour, which will make a stop at the Little Caesars Arena on Friday, Nov. 1. The...

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