Friday, February 28, 2020

Snowflake country fans are mad at Garth Brooks for wearing a Barry Sanders jersey, thinking it was for Bernie Sanders

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 9:50 AM

Country music fans are angry after mistakingly thinking Garth Brooks is feeling the Bern. Fans are in an uproar after the country superstar wore a "Sanders 20" jersey at his Michigan show at Ford Field on Saturday, thinking it was in support of Democratic 2020 frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Of...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sturgill Simpson brings sound and fury to Detroit's Masonic Temple after spilling the tea about his record label

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Here at Metro Times we admittedly gloss over most country acts unless it’s, say, Willie, Shania, or literally any combination of the Dixie Chicks. However, thanks to last year’s rock ’n’ roll-steeped Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson is officially an exception to our rock ’n’ rule. (Fun fact: Metro...

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Jazz angel Kamasi Washington will perform at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall and we are not worthy

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:26 PM

The last time Kamasi Washington passed through Detroit was last summer when he teamed up with 79-year-old, 14-time Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso Herbie Hancock, who has more than 40 studio records under his belt and just as many years on Washington. But the 38-year-old Los Angeles native and celebrated saxophonist,...

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Destroyer and Eleanor Friedberger will make you question existence at Detroit's Deluxx Fluxx

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:23 PM

In a review for Have We Met, Destroyer’s 12th studio record released in January, Pitchfork claimed that if you “spend enough time listening to Destroyer ... the world will start to resemble a Dan Bejar song.” If this is true, the world is then an observational diary scrawled on...

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Detroit's Marble Bar is throwing a dance party fundraiser for Bernie Sanders

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:17 PM

After four emotionally taxing years under human sack of shit-turned-Commander in Chief Donald Trump, it’s time to take a leap — no, not off of a bridge or anything (though we’ve been tempted regularly since the morning of Nov. 9, 2016), but at the polls. On March 10, Michigan...

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John 'Tbone' Paxton and RJ Spangler release album of pre-WWII standards at Cliff Bell's in Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:10 PM

For local jazzheads, the name John “Tbone” Paxton is a familiar one. Not only as a celebrated trombone soloist and rotating bandleader for Planet D Nonet, the Sun Messengers, and others, but also as a jazz and rhythm vocalist. For his latest endeavor, he’s teamed up with longtime collaborator...

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Detroit's Craig Garwood and sister-led trio Jackamo head to PJ's Lager House to support Deau Eyes

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:06 PM

How do we love 21-year-old Detroit singer-songwriter Craig Garwood? Let us count the ways. No, but seriously, Garwood is cut from the same rare and intimate and vulnerable songwriting cloth as the late, great angel Elliott Smith. Not only has he been making tunes since before he was of...

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Metro Detroit bands come together for Super Tuesday Bernie Bash at Ferndale's Loving Touch

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:13 AM

OK, OK, we’re clearly a little slutty for Bernie Sanders. But we’re not alone. Like, hello: Health care is a human right. Though Michigan isn’t heading to the polls on Super Tuesday (remember, we vote on March 10!) the Loving Touch has recruited some fellow Bernie bros and babes...

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The Stooges' 'Fun House' is turning 50 — and it's getting a massive vinyl box set and a Detroit exhibition to celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 10:26 AM

Get ready to smear some peanut butter on your nude torso, folks. The Stooges' Fun House is turning the big 5-0! Detroit proto-punk gods the Stooges' sophomore record, 1970's Fun House, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, and Rhino Records is giving it a proper party with a...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Detroit electronic duo Adult. announces new album and tour, including City Club date

Posted By on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Detroit electronic music duo Adult. reportedly created its latest record inside of a black hole. That's according to label Dais Records, which announced the group's new record, Perception is/as/of Deception, set for release on April 10. According to the label, the two painted their windowless basement entirely black, "with the sole...

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