Friday, July 31, 2020

Charivari Detroit techno festival is now a month-long 24/7 livestream celebration

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Charivari Detroit Music Festival has expanded. Now in its seventh year, the festival initially pivoted to a livestream event due to the coronavirus crisis. But now the festival will feature a month of programming, with things kicking off Friday evening at 6 p.m. The new format will see eight...

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Detroit City FC taps Iggy Pop for public stock-selling campaign

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:53 AM

Detroit City Football Club is tapping into some "Raw Power" to garner support for their latest play: to raise $1.2 million by selling club stock to the public. After going pro last year, DCFC has since endured a major blow due to COVID-19, which has prevented the team from...

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Detroit Jazz Festival announces lineup for virtual edition including Pharoah Sanders and Robert Glasper

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Though the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival will not be held in its usual location at Hart Plaza due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have announced a star-studded lineup to perform for a special virtual version, which will take place Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7....

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Detroit area venues and promoters need you to tell Congress to #SaveOurStages

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:05 AM

It's no secret that live music venues have been among the hardest-hit businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Until a vaccine is developed, it's up in the air when we'll be able to watch the magic of live music in an indoor venue again. A bipartisan "Save Our Stages" relief...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Madonna deletes Instagram post after getting flagged for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:12 PM

The provocative pop star Madonna has once again been censored — this time for sharing a debunked viral video on her Instagram account. On Tuesday, Madonna shared a viral video of Houston doctor Stella Immanuel, who claims that the drug hydroxychloroquine is a proven cure for COVID-19. "They would...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Here's how you can watch the new 'Creem' magazine movie

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Boy howdy! Four years after the project launched with a crowdfunding campaign, the documentary about the Detroit-founded Creem, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine," is here. The film is released on video on demand on Friday, Aug. 7. You can get tickets here. (Metro Times can earn a commission...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Arts, Beats, & Eats is canceled, but organizers launch virtual and drive-in events to support local musicians

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 1:59 PM

A longstanding metro Detroit Labor Day celebration is canceling its festivities due to, well, you know. Soaring Eagle's Arts, Beats, & Eats is the latest event to pivot to hosting alternative events amid the coronavirus pandemic. This year's iteration will look nothing like the annual event's previous 22 celebrations,...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

This rap about 'Farmington, Farmington Hills' goes hard

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:03 PM

On Monday, a new video from a local rapper named Clooner went viral, especially among my friends who also grew up in the deeply uncool Detroit suburbs of Farmington and Farmington Hills. Calling himself "The King of Farmington," Clooner — dressed in an FHS T-shirt, cargo shorts, and Crocs...

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra is taking the show outdoors in August — for free

Posted By on Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 11:09 AM

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is Bach, baby. For the first time since March, the DSO will perform live for real people out in the real world for a free and socially distanced outdoor series starting next month. Dubbed "Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors," the limited capacity performances will take place...

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Friday, July 17, 2020

2020 was supposed to be a big year for Protomartyr, one of Detroit’s luckiest indie rock bands — then came a plague

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM

We didn’t realize it at the time, but it’s likely the last rock band we will have seen perform this year — like, live, in a densely packed crowd of thousands (remember those?) — was Protomartyr, who warmed up the crowd for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s big Detroit rally for...

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