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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Detroit's Deluxx Fluxx hosts 'Kosmic Night' with TYLR_ and DJ Holographic

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Two of Detroit’s hardest-working beatmakers are teaming up for what is billed as a “Kosmic Night.” Detroit-born, one-woman funk machine DJ Holographic (aka Ariel Catalina) has performed at high school proms and international electronic clubs — and, as of recently, has become a Movement Electronic Music Festival staple. Having...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Rappers Icewear Vezzo and Kash Doll helped give away 2,000 turkeys to Detroiters for Thanksgiving

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:40 PM

Icewear Vezzo and Kash Doll spent Sunday giving back to the Motor City. The two Detroit rappers helped pass out 2,000 turkeys and other food items alongside volunteers, including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, at Detroit's Hart Plaza as part of the "Heartsgiving" food drive. The event was organized through...

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Rapper and 'Hot Girl' Megan Thee Stallion to make first Detroit appearance on Black Friday

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Our prayers have been answered now that Megan Thee Stallion is set to deliver her first-ever Detroit performance. We’ve been waiting a hot minute since her “Hot Girl Summer” anthem-fueled debut album, Fever, dropped earlier this year. Known for her interactive, high-energy, twerk-heavy performances, we anticipate a warm welcome...

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Hip-hop collective and boy band Brockhampton returns to Detroit with new record

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:50 AM

The idiom “too many cooks in the kitchen” does not apply to self-proclaimed “all-American boy band” and 15-piece autonomous hip-hop collective Brockhampton. In fact, the more the better, especially in the case of the Texas-bred group’s latest record, 2019’s Shia LaBeouf-influenced Ginger. Formed in 2015 through a Kanye West...

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Freak-folk prophet Devendra Banhart brings childless wonder to MOCAD

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:40 AM

Cue the damn waterworks. Devendra Banhart, the Texas-to-Venezuela-to-California poster boy of freak-folk, reckoned with the possibility that he may never have children, which resulted in his 10th output in a decade, 2019’s Ma. “I thought, maybe I should make a record where I can put in everything I would...

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Prolific lo-fi rock band Guided by Voices heads to Detroit with three 2019 records in tow

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:30 AM

It’s been a wild ride for the on-again/off-again unofficial godfathers of lo-fi, collectively known as Guided by Voices, the indie rock band which formed in Ohio in 1983. Known for having an, uh, impressive revolving door of membership, which is eclipsed only by the band’s prolific output — as...

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The King of rock 'n' roll lives on through Detroit's Eastside Elvis with performance at Cadieux Cafe

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:20 AM

It's been 42 years since Elvis Presley, the "King" of rock 'n' roll, died. And yet, some people still find themselves all shook up — so much so that since his funeral in 1977, people have had very active, suspicious minds and have cooked up wild conspiracy theories alleging...

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Deadbeat Beat, A.M. People, and Book Lovers is the post-Thanksgiving lineup Detroit needs now

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:10 AM

Just as the summer of 2019 was taking a bow, Detroit’s complex pop trio Deadbeat Beat dropped its sophomore record, How Far, which is equal parts peace, love, and “Baphomet.” Vocalist Alex Glendening met Maria Nuccilli back in middle school, where they shared and swapped art-rock flavors, namely the...

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Funk it up with Detroit's purveyors of justice and jams, Mollywop, at Northern Lights Lounge

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 5:00 AM

Detroit’s Mollywop has been funkin’ up the stage since 2014. Led by guitarist and vocalist Malik Yakini, the 10-piece ensemble, known for its energetic peace- and love-infused live shows, released its debut record, Stand Up, this past summer. The record serves as a celebration (“Rock That Funky Beat”) and...

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Yeehaw! Garth Brooks is back to fuck shit up in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM

A few years ago, the potent combination of a Garth Brooks concert at the former Joe Louis Arena and Monster Jam monster truck rally at Ford Ford created a perfect storm — an hours-long traffic jam in Detroit dubbed "Garthlock 2015" by this paper. For those who still have...

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