Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rock band Sponge is playing controversial 'Herd Immunity' festival in Wisconsin next month

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:16 AM

A Wisconsin music festival originally billed as a "Herd Immunity Festival" set for next month changed its name after backlash due to coronavirus safety concerns, with a number of bands dropping out. Michigan alt-rock veterans Sponge are not one of them. The band posted the flyer for the festival...

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Triggered Ted Nugent misses the point by calling for Obama statue to be taken down

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Incredibly, but long overdue, much of the world has recently turned its eyes to a global Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, systemic racism, and patriarchy. For weeks, and despite a deadly pandemic, millions of people have been marching in the streets, toppling racist monuments, and pressuring corporations...

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You can catch a Garth Brooks concert at a metro Detroit drive-in... for $100 a car

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 1:52 PM

When best-selling U.S. solo artist of all time Garth Brooks rolled through Detroit this year with a massive sold-out show at Ford Field, he managed to piss off the snowflake set when he wore a jersey of former Lions' running back, Barry Sanders, which was mistaken for an endorsement...

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#Resistance leaders Insane Clown Posse brought back their anti-Confederate flag T-shirts

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:25 AM

Let's give a "whoop whoop!" for the Juggalos, the clown-painted fans of Detroit rap group Insane Clown Posse. Despite being classified by the FBI as a "gang" in 2011, Juggalos have made moves in recent months that show they have more empathy than most Republicans. Most recently, ICP re-released...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

'Creem' rock magazine doc gets wide release date, new trailer

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 1:35 PM

Bow howdy! A documentary about the Detroit-founded Creem, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine," is finally getting a wide release after the project was launched with a crowdfunding campaign four years ago. The film will be distributed by Greenwich Entertainment, and is expected to be shown in select theaters...

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Ghostly International joins Secretly

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 11:41 AM

Two indie music groups named after adverbs are joining forces. Ann Arbor-founded Ghostly International announced a partnership with Secretly on Wednesday. Under the new deal, Ghostly International and publisher Ghostly Songs are now Secretly affiliates, and Ghostly International founder Sam Valenti IV will become a managing partner of Secretly....

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Michigan man goes viral after telling Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello to stay out of politics

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 8:55 AM

In the hellscape that is Twitter, where the worst ideas routinely rise to the top, you can tell if a tweet is truly awful thanks to a phenomenon known (to people like us who spend way too much on that site) as "The Ratio." Esquire's Luke O'Neil defines The...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Detroit rapper Steve Banks (This Life. We Lead.) releases ‘Black Lives,’ a single inspired by the protests

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Just over two weeks ago, video footage of a Black man named George Floyd being killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota went viral. In the video, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneels on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd cries out, “I can’t breathe,” and onlookers...

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Detroit's Concert of Colors gets a new format due to you-know-who

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Detroit's 28th annual Concert of Colors has switched dates and format due to — wait for it — yes, the coronavirus. But organizers are pointing to the positives. A broadcast-only festival, as is now the plan, will mean more people can enjoy it. “Concert of Colors audience will grow...

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Detroit Jazz Festival says it plans on moving forward despite coronavirus

Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 2:10 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has canceled just about everything this year — but the Detroit International Jazz Fest says it's still eyeing its traditional Labor Day weekend slot. Organizers wrote on Facebook on Monday that they plan on moving forward with the 40-year-old festival, but with "modifications." "We will maintain...

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