Friday, May 29, 2020

Madonna's son dances away racism in tribute to George Floyd — and it did not go well

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 12:17 PM

We suspect Madonna is having a rough morning. First, Lady Gaga's highly-anticipated record Chromatica dropped at midnight and the album's closure “Babylon” is curiously close to Madge's “Vogue,” which might just reignite the material girl's ongoing feud with mama monster. But now social media is skewering the diva after...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

No, Eminem didn't give out his phone number — but he is hosting a listening session and live chat for true stans

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Eminem won't text us back. What gives? This weekend, Eminem joined the hordes of celebrities, musicians, and influencers who have recently — and oh so casually — posted what appears to be their phone number online, urging fans to send them a text, suggesting they'll respond to them. Well,...

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Faster Horses Country Music Festival officially postponed to 2021 with original lineup

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Well, folks, Michigan's Faster Horses Country Music Festival is being put out to pasture, at least until next year, anyway. The festival, which attracts upwards of 40,000 country music-lovers, is officially off. The cancellation comes after MLive published an email exchange with a Faster Horses ticket-holder and a Live...

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

'Movement at Home' Memorial Day weekend livestream will feature Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, and more

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Detroit's Movement electronic music festival is postponed due to the coronavirus — but until we can safely dance at Hart Plaza, we can at least pretend. Producers Paxahau will honor the electronic music festival's long-running Memorial Day weekend date with a "Movement at Home" livestream. The event, which will...

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'Everybody Vs COVID-19 Unity Festival' livestream to feature Big Sean, Mayer Hawthorne, Sada Baby, and more

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Made-in-Detroit artists like Big Sean will appear as part of a just-announced two-day "Everybody Vs COVID-19 Unity Festival" on May 29 and 30. A partnership between the City of Detroit and Detroit Vs Everybody, the livestreamed festival will raise awareness about COVID-19 and encourage Detroiters to fill out the...

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Friday, May 15, 2020

As White Bee, singer-songwriter Shannon Barnes fuses funk, rock, and jazz vocal stylings on debut full-length

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Shannon Barnes learned early in life that music mends the soul. The act of singing is among her earliest memories. Emotions, whether celebratory or cathartic, were always channeled through the voice. "I was really raised to sing," she says. "I loved to sing as a kid and I loved...

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Detroit's 2020 Mo Pop festival called off due to coronavirus

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2020 at 1:15 PM

It's unsurprising but official: Detroit’s 2020 Mo Pop Festival has been canceled — due, of course, to the coronavirus. The festival made the announcement on social media on Thursday, saying "it is the right thing to do." "We are deeply disappointed to announce that Mo Pop 2020 will not...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Faster Horses Country Music Festival slated for July is still going to happen, according to Live Nation email

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2020 at 1:38 PM

It's full steam ahead for Michigan's Faster Horses Country Music Festival. According to an email exchange between a concerned Faster Horses fan and Live Nation acquired by MLive, the country music festival will announce its decision to either pull the plug on this year's event, which attracts upwards of...

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Was (Not Was) singer Sweet Pea Atkinson dead at 74

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 3:14 PM

Hilliard “Sweet Pea” Atkinson, who had a run of improbable hits in the 1980s with surrealist art-funk outfit Was (Not Was) before becoming an in-demand session singer, died of a heart attack May 5. He was 74 years old. “He was one of the most underrated soul singers around....

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

101.1 WRIF’s Riff Fest 2020 canceled due to the coronavirus

Posted By on Sat, May 9, 2020 at 2:35 PM

101.1 WRIF’s RIFF FEST 2020, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 18 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, has been canceled due to the coronavirus. The festival was to feature performances by Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, The Blue Stones, Escape the Fate, Joyous Wolf, The Black Moods, and South of Eden...

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