Thursday, April 30, 2020

Uh, Eminem faced off with a home intruder earlier this month, TMZ reports

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM

In an event that could absolutely inspire an existential follow-up to 2017's “Walk on Water,” Detroit “Rap God” Eminem found himself face to face with a home intruder earlier this month when a stan broke into his Clinton Township estate. According to a TMZ report, Matthew David Hughes, 27,...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Paxahau to stream marathon of Movement sets by late Detroit DJ Mike Huckaby

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:40 PM

The organizers of Movement — Detroit's annual celebration of electronic music — will stream Movement sets from Detroit techno pioneer Mike Huckaby, who died last week at the age of 54. The six-hour online tribute event is billed as “A Mike Huckaby Marathon” will feature Huckaby's Movement sets from...

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Detroit techno pioneer Mike Huckaby dies at 54 from complications from a stroke and COVID-19

Posted By on Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Mike Huckaby, a pillar of Detroit techno and an internationally renowned beatmaker, died Friday. He was 54 years old. Huckaby suffered a stroke early last month, after which point Detroit producer and friend Delano Smith launched a GoFundMe to help cover medical expenses. The campaign raised $26,000, well beyond...

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Detroit hospitals are playing 'Don't Stop Believin'' for coronavirus patients – it's the anthem we need right now

Posted By on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM

I mostly avoid Facebook. It can be a discouraging, hopeless place — especially now that it’s awash with frightening headlines about COVID-19. But the other day, mixed within my timeline to a choir of likes, someone posted a video of a Detroit hospital staff celebrating the release of COVID-19...

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Gathering of the Juggalos has officially been postponed due to coronavirus

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Now would be the time to let out a guttural and sorrowful “Whoop Whoop!” as this year's Gathering of the Juggalos has officially been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Down with the clown, indeed. The annual Psychopathic Records-hosted event, dubbed “the biggest family reunion on the planet,” was...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Bandcamp will waive its revenue share, help Detroit bands impacted by COVID-19

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM

It’s no secret that the shutdown of live music in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic decimated independent venues and the artists who play their stages. The carnage continues this week as those venues and artists mark a month of being out of the spotlight. And while buying music...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Electric Forest 2020 officially canceled due to coronavirus

Posted By on Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 3:27 PM

This was an inevitability, but still, tens of thousands of festival-goers were hanging on to hope that somehow, Michigan's Electric Forest would still be able to happen this year. Alas, it is now officially the latest large-scale festival to pull the plug in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic....

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Iggy Pop celebrates 73rd birthday by releasing rare Sly and the Family Stone cover

Posted By on Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Though we may have lost our grip on reality and find ourselves questioning what day it is every single day, we absolutely fucking know what Tuesday is: it's Iggy Pop's birthday. The Godfather of Punk turned 73, and celebrated by releasing an exclusive cover of Sly & the Family...

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Lower your pitchforks, metro Detroit — Ticketmaster will offer refunds for postponed events, but there may be a catch

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM

The people have spoken — and Ticketmaster is making an effort to not be the bad guy by unveiling its plan to refund ticket-holders whose events have been postponed due to the coronavirus. Last week, Ticketmaster found itself in hot water after the company quietly amended its refund policy...

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Electronic musician Squarepusher, who was supposed to perform in Detroit today, releases video filmed on an empty People Mover

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM

On a day that should have boasted a performance by Squarepusher at Detroit's Majestic Theatre, the English electronic producer instead dropped visuals for “Detroit People Mover” — a love letter to an empty city. Tom Jenkinson, who performs as Squarepusher, released “Detroit People Mover” on Thursday, a track from...

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