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Monday, August 26, 2019

Lawsuit by Eminem's publisher against Spotify could be a case for the Supreme Court

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 6:38 PM

Eminem’s music publisher Eight Mile Style filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Spotify on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The complaint, filed in a Nashville federal court and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, alleges that Spotify did not secure the necessary license before streaming Eminem’s songs billions of times. The lawsuit...

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Could Aaliyah's music be coming to major streaming services in 2020?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 10:27 AM

On Saturday, fans mourned the 18th anniversary of the death of Detroit-born pop star Aaliyah Haughton, who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22. The singer left behind a celebrated body of work that resonates to this day — especially her futuristic 2001 self-titled third and...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Duende, Las Drogas, and Kate Hinote head to Ann Arbor's Lo-Fi Bar

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 12:27 PM

One of these things is not like the other. Well, actually, none of these bands are remotely similar, which makes this Ann Arbor triple bill a sonic flight for folks of all fancies. Take Detroit’s Duende, a band that, for a decade, has been assembling a carefully crafted arsenal...

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Flying Lotus brings soaring 3D spectacle to Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:26 AM

For his sixth studio record, producer and grand-nephew of John and Alice Coltrane, Stephen Ellison, who performs as Flying Lotus, stepped away from his laptop, learned piano, and teamed up with a diverse roster of talented friends to examine clarity. His first record since 2014’s You’re Dead!, Flamagra finds...

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Detroit's Soviet Girls and Don't take to Outer Limits Lounge to support pair of Toronto indie bands

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:24 AM

We don’t regret selecting low-key lo-fi foursome don’t as one of our bands to watch earlier this year. They’ve enlisted trusted producer and music-maker Fred Thomas to take on the follow-up to 2016’s forget it EP, which sounds like what might happen if the Modern Lovers took a road...

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Detroit's punk scene looks to raise money for New York Dolls guitarist following cancer diagnosis

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Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:19 AM

Without under-appreciated ’70s glam pioneers the New York Dolls, we may never have been exposed to the high-octane glitter punk that gave us a “Personality Crisis.” Now, one of their own could use some help. New York Doll’s longstanding guitarist Sylvain Sylvain was recently diagnosed with cancer and has...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Singer-songwriter and Michigan-native Anna Ash returns home for Ann Arbor performance

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Though Northern Michigan native Anna Ash has been making sparse, aching, and soulful indie out of Los Angeles (and her stunning 2016 debut Floodlights, which was recorded in Minnesota), we still consider her one of ours — and she’s got new music coming. For her first single in three...

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Local musicians showcase their NPR Tiny Desk skills at Otus Supply

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Performing in the cramped quarters of the NPR offices has become an unlikely rite of passage for indie musicians and mainstream greats alike. Everyone from St. Vincent, Chance the Rapper, Steve Martin, and Lizzo have taken to the NPR Tiny Desk stage — er, desk. Though NPR receives thousands...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Canadian blues rocker Reignwolf heads to Detroit with long-awaited debut

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Posted By on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:15 AM

After seven years of teasing singles — and opening for Black Sabbath, the Pixies, and the Who — Reignwolf has finally released a debut, and it’s the stuff of blues-rock wet dreams. Formed by Canada’s one-man-band Jordan Cook in 2012, Reignwolf has finally broken the myth of his own design...

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Monday, August 19, 2019

NSFW rapper CupcakKe is coming to Detroit — and she's going to make it rain

Posted By on Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM

She sucks, she ducks, she's sex-positive, dick-loving Chicago emcee CupcakKe — and she's bringing her microphone deep-throating to her fans, aka “Slurpers,” along with some cash. OK — so Elizabeth Harris who performs as CupcakKe is more than dildo games and declarations of wanting to ride Squidward's nose (that's right...

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