Friday, January 31, 2020

Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan will score Man Ray films at Michigan Theater

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Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM

When Metro Times caught up with self-described "enthusiastically marginal rock band" Sqürl, composed of filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and producer/composer Carter Logan in 2017, they agreed that they should jump on any opportunity to visit Detroit. Jarmusch, a native of Akron, Ohio, is an honorary member of Detroit's vibrant rock...

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Stormy Chromer and Act Casual team up for Umphrey's McGee afterparty at City Club

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 1:21 PM

If you weren’t able to snag a ticket for atmospheric jam band Umphrey’s McGee at the Fillmore, worry not, likely Electric Forest-goer. And even if you did catch the show, you can keep the party going with Ypsilanti improvisational outfit Stormy Chromer, who’s teaming up with Detroit-based funk band...

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The Blitzers' release 'Noble Rot' EP at Ferndale's Loving Touch with SpaceSkull and the Savage Seven

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Detroit is home to several notable genres, Motown and rock ’n’ roll topping the list. But in recent years, Detroit appears to be a breeding ground for a rock subgenre of the extraterrestrial variety. Diabolical space rock sludge is a thing now (because we said so) and Detroit’s premier...

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Friends of Dennis Wilson will release 'Space Maintainer' on vinyl at Detroit's Outer Limits Lounge

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Beach Boys co-founder (and the band’s only actual surfer) Dennis Wilson made a lot of friends during his life, which was cut short by an accident in which he drowned at the age of 39. Suffice it to say, Detroit five-piece Friends of Dennis Wilson sound nothing like Wilson...

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Detroit rapper MotorKam heads to Ghost Light for genre-bending new record release

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 6:20 AM

Rapper MotorKam has made a name for himself around town by blending funk, ghettotech, and boom-bap influences for a sound that’s all his own. The genre-bending continues on MotorKam’s latest release, YGMFU19 (“Y’all Got Me F*&#’d Up 19”), which is set for a release show that Kam promises will...

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Omega Moos to reimagine new wave for Umphrey's McGee afterparty at Detroit's Magic Stick

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 6:10 AM

For their side project, Omega Moos (a play on the name of the sorority from Revenge of the Nerds) guitarist Brendan Bayliss and bassist Ryan Stasik of jam band Umphrey’s McGee bring the technical precision and penchant for improvisation of their main group and apply it to quite possibly...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We're not okay — My Chemical Romance will kick off reunion tour in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Lace your Converse, Detroit. We've been summoned.  In a video titled “A summoning...” posted by My Chemical Romance on Wednesday, details of the New Jersey band's massively anticipated forthcoming reunion tour were revealed, including a performance at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Sep. 9. The Detroit date will mark...

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Movement Festival 2020 announces full lineup, including Underworld, Testpilot, Kash Doll, Jamie xx, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Detroit's Movement Festival announced its full 2020 lineup on Wednesday, and it's looking like this year's fest, set once again for Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza, will be a doozy. Recently announced acts include British techno group Underworld, a veteran act formed in 1980, which is playing its...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

PJ's Lager House hosts eclectic night of music in Detroit with the Long Stairs, Asklepius, and Sensai x JuJu

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Posted By on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 4:32 PM

Billed as an eclectic and cathartic connection of high art, the evening kicks off with up-and-coming tastemakers Sensai x JuJu, both of whom will join forces for a hip-hop house set. Also on the bill is new to the scene, no-frills garage — er, bedroom rock via Elton DeFrance,...

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Yaaas, queen Lizzo takes home 3 Grammy Awards and pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 12:27 PM

Music's biggest night proved to be 100% that bad bitch. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles despite an embattled Recording Academy, which in the days leading up to the big night suspended its first female president and CEO, Deborah...

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