Monday, September 30, 2019

Icewear Vezzo and the Detroit Rappers Organization hosted a shoe drive in Detroit over the weekend

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 2:29 PM

While the new school season may have rolled in smoothly for some families, Detroit rapper Icewear Vezzo wanted to make sure that people in the community received fresh pairs of kicks and bundles of healthy food on Saturday. Vezzo hosted the “Walk a Mile in My Shoe Drive” at the...

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Billie Eilish is coming to Detroit — duh

Posted By on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Peak #AestheticQueen, Billie Eilish isn't here to steal your girl, or your boy, or your daddy. The 17-year-old trailblazer is trying to create an eco-friendly environment and, you know, achieve world domination or whatever. It was announced on Friday that The Office superfan and low-key cultural icon (and according...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Michigan Rattlers announce holiday show at Ferndale's Magic Bag

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Michigan Rattlers have had a busy year. The made-in-Petoskey alt-country band was handpicked by Bob Seger himself to open his final shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre, performed at Metro Times' Pig & Whiskey festival, and is now on the road with folk-infused jam band Greensky Bluegrass. In December,...

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Kanye West's free Detroit 'Sunday Service' show is coming to the Aretha on Friday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Updated 11:52 a.m.: Tickets are allegedly dropping at noon. (Yes, we just got this news.) Updated: 10:30 a.m.: A publicist for the venue says that tickets did not actually get released at 10 a.m. as previously reported. The venue is still waiting for confirmation from Kanye's team. We'll update...

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Longtime friends Bad Magnets take creative approach to catchy, atmospheric electro-pop

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 8:04 AM

If this is the first you’re hearing of Bad Magnets, it’s because they don’t have a social media presence. That’s on purpose. “Yeah, that’s all bullshit,” is not only a candid indicator of their stance on that, but it’s also the melodically coiled one-line wording to the chorus of...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Detroit's Olivia Jean returns to home for record release show at Third Man Records

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 3:13 PM

It should come as no surprise that retro-goddess Olivia Jean got wrapped up in Jack White’s web. (Hell, they even look alike.) The Detroit-bred, Nashville-based singer first hit the scene when White curated a gothy all-girl rock band in 2009 under the name the Black Belles, which Jean was...

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Blake Baxter returns to Detroit's Urban Bean Co. for a DJ set — the former home of his record store

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Back in the 1990s — long before the revival of Detroit's Capitol Park neighborhood — DJ Blake Baxter ran Save the Vinyl, an influential record store in the city's techno scene. So when Josh Greenwood later bought the building and transformed it into the bright-orange Urban Bean Co. coffee...

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Jessica Hernandez to perform at Founders Brewing all-day party to benefit Gleaners Food Bank

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Giving back is way cooler than throwing one back, so for Hunger Action Month the first-ever Founders Detroit Outer Limits Party will raise funds for Gleaners Community Food Bank. The all-day party will offer a specially curated tap list, as well as music from some local trailblazers. Headlining the...

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Deluxx Fluxx welcomes KOKOKO! — the Congolese band that turns trash into techno

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 10:56 AM

One man’s junk is another man’s Roland MC-707. At least that’s the case for yellow boiler suit-clad Congolese five-piece KOKOKO!, who have gained an international audience for their inventive, resourceful, and frenetic dance music created with upcycled instruments made from debris found in the streets of their hometown of...

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Royal Oak's ‘70s-inspired Bowlero Lanes & Lounge holds all-day grand opening celebration

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Beach Boys co-founder (and the band’s only actual surfer) Dennis Wilson made a lot of friends during his life, cut short by an accident in which he drowned at the age of 39. One of those, uh, friends, was cult creep Charles Manson (and it was the residence of...

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