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Friday, August 30, 2019

Attention, millennial boyfriends — Tool is coming to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Good news for millennial boyfriends, like mine — Tool announced the details of a highly anticipated North American tour. The news is paired with the release of Tool's first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, and just one month after the band offered its entire catalog on streaming services....

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Old Miami to host night of hip-hop, including Detroit's Valid and Ellie Sandiego

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 4:05 PM

For over a decade, Detroit-Serb emcee Valid has been making under-the-radar, feel-good hip-hop. Valid’s journey comes to a head on this year’s DJ Head-produced LP, Mihajlo, which details growing up as the child of immigrants, the nasty pay-to-play truth of the record industry, and just feeling straight-up grateful. Joining...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Future and Meek Mill co-headline DTE Energy Music Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 5:11 PM

Yeet yeet — shit’s getting legendary. Philadelphia rapper and an unlikely face of prison reform, Meek Mill, has teamed up with Atlanta’s behind-the-mic nihilist turned salvation-seeker Future for the Legendary Nights tour. Both rappers came up around the same time with their respective mixtapes and collaborations. Since then have...

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Welcome home, baby girl —  Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas return for performance at Detroit's Magic Stick

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Detroit’s Jessica Hernandez has gone totally gaga. The Detroit-born, now L.A.-based frontwoman has been taking a year-long departure from some of the high-energy, soul-heavy rock she was churning out during her Detroit years. Since relocating to the West Coast, Hernandez has dedicated herself to new motherhood as much as...

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Detroit's prodigal son, Wayne Kramer, returns with MC50 performance at Saint Andrew's Hall

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 4:14 PM

It’s never too late to “kick out the jams, motherfuckers!” Last year was a hallmark year for Detroit’s MC5 — the Motor City dudes that shook the rock world with their controversial debut, Kick Out the Jams, which was recorded live over two nights on Devil’s Night and Halloween...

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Loose Koozies and Kelly Jean Caldwell at Detroit's Outer Limits Lounge is the late summer vibe we need now

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 4:02 PM

While the end of summer may be just around the dang corner, it doesn’t mean that deep-fried boozy tunes should get packed up with your shorts, tank-tops, and seasonal ambitions that failed to come to fruition. Described as “slacker country-rock,” Detroit’s Loose Koozies — E.M. Allen, Erin Davis, Nick...

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No genre is off limits for Dani Darling, who will pay a visit to Detroit's Willis Show Bar

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Showtunes, Radiohead, and a space-age Ella Fitzgerald: Ann Arbor’s Dani Darling draws inspiration from all of these things. Danielle Davis, who performs aching alternative soul as Dani Darling alongside Noor Us-Sabah, Joel Harris, and Chris Jones, is a bit of a sonic chameleon. One minute she’s covering the Beatles...

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Mexican singer, actress, and mama Ximena Sariñana heads to Saint Andrew's Hall

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 3:12 PM

Before Ximena Sariñana scored a Grammy nomination for her 2008 jazz-infused pop debut, Mediocre, audiences had already developed a relationship with the Guadalajara-born actress thanks to her work in telenovelas and film. Sariñana’s multifaceted career has led to the release of her fourth record, this year’s ¿Dónde Bailarán las...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Detroit's Lizzo brought a big ol' inflatable ass to her good as hell MTV VMAs performance

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 1:39 PM

If you had no idea that a giant inflatable ass was capable of twerking on the national stage, well, neither did we. Just two days after former President Barack Obama tweeted his and Michelle's annual summer playlist — which lists Lizzo's “Juice” at No. 6 — the Detroit-born twerking flutist brought the booty,...

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The Disney cover band of your dreams, the Little Mermen, bring whimsy to Ferndale's Magic Bag

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Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Did you ever think, damn, I wish “A Whole New World” had some sick ass synths, or maybe you’ve thought that “Let it Go” would fucking slap with some electric guitar? Well, Hakuna Matata, Disneyphiles, New York City’s the Little Mermen are doing the lord’s work by repurposing Disney...

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