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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Master collaborator DJ Logic brings shapeshifting set to Ferndale's Otus Supply

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Having emerged from the ’90s hip-hop scene in New York City, Jason Kibler, who performs as DJ Logic, has a whole musical history under his belt. Both a turntablist and musician with a strong foundation in jazz, DJ Logic, 47, has collaborated with the likes of Bob Weir, the...

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Never saw the Beatles live? 1964 is the next best thing, and it's headed to Ferndale's Magic Bag

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 9:19 AM

If you got to see the Beatles perform, we have two words for you: Suck it. OK, maybe that was a bit harsh, but we’re just super bitter that we’ll never get to see a live performance by what is arguably the most influential band in the history of...

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Artist Sean Lynch revives haunted alias No Body with new record and Ann Arbor performance

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 8:37 AM

He’s lived, he’s died, he’s buried, burned, and resurrected himself and others, and has painted his dreams in shades of black and purple. Artist Sean Lynch has served as an actual undertaker, frontman to the deceased dream-pop outfit 800beloved, and, for his latest release as his alias No Body,...

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With 'American Idol' in her rearview, Jena Irene Asciutto continues to forge her own path with Ann Arbor performance

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 8:28 AM

The last time we caught up with Jena Irene Asciutto, it was 2017 and we were getting high. No, really. Back in 2017, after the Farmington Hills native and American Idol finalist — and thankful American Idol loser— had just released her debut record, Cold Fame, we lit up...

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Detroit's Deadbeat Beat bring jangly jams to the Loving Touch with Junglefowl, Vacation, and Macho Detroit

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 8:22 AM

It’s been a big year for Detroit rock ’n’ roll trio Deadbeat Beat. The band released its third LP, How Far, over the summer, which finally saw critics shed the lazy “surf” descriptor for the more accurate “jangly.” They toured the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, Canada, and Texas,...

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will kick out the holiday jams at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

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Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Christmas ain’t over til the Trans-Siberian Orchestra says it’s over, motherfuckers. Who cares if Christmas was three days ago? Founded in 1996 by composer Paul O’Neill, a live performance by TSO’s massive orchestra ensemble has become a holiday tradition that fuses lasers, ’80s hair-band showmanship, floating stages, and enough...

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Wilson says goodbye with final performance at the Crofoot in Pontiac

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Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 6:10 AM

The party stops here. East Lansing’s Wilson is hanging up nearly a decade of alt-rock revelry with one last blowout. Dubbed the “Thank You, Goodnight” performance, Wilson will take both stages at the Crofoot, delivering two sets presented by 101.1 WRIF. For Wilson’s first set on the main stage,...

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The Polka Floyd Show is, you guessed it, a polka-infused Pink Floyd cover band — and they're performing at Otus Supply

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Posted By on Fri, Dec 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what Pink Floyd songs might sound like with a hell of a lot more accordion? Likely not, but lucky for you, metro Detroit/Toledo outfit the Polka Floyd Show has been shooting prog-rock classics through a polka-fied cannon and, as you might have guessed, transforms hits...

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Alt-country outfit Michigan Rattlers rounds out a hallmark year with a performance at the Magic Bag

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Michigan Rattlers have had a busy year. This summer, the alt-country band from Petoskey was handpicked by Bob Seger himself to open his final shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre, performed at Metro Times’ Pig & Whiskey festival, and then hit the road with folk-infused jam band Greensky Bluegrass....

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The Roots are bringing a belated holiday jam to Detroit's Fillmore

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 6:30 AM

The holidays are infectious, and not even Grammy Award-winning, Philadelphia alt-hip-hop pioneers the Roots are immune to the festive spirit. Though your stepmom may recognize the Roots as Jimmy Fallon’s long-standing house band on The Tonight Show, they’re also one of the most versatile, hardworking, serious ensembles around. Just look...

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