Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Iggy Pop encourages people to 'use the power' to vote in new PSA poster

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 2:35 PM

Figures from Detroit's rock 'n' roll scene have banded together to encourage people to use their "raw power" to register to vote before the November election. Iggy Pop has lent his likeness to a PSA poster, which runs as a full page in this week's issue of Metro Times,...

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Monday, September 28, 2020

You can now drink a tallboy with Big Sean's face on it thanks to Budweiser

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Detroit's Big Sean went big on his latest record, this month's Detroit 2, and now he's popping a big frosty cold one with his fans. Not only did he jam pack the long-awaited (and Pitchfork-skewered) 21-track sequel with appearances by Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Post Malone, Justin Bieber, Dave...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Movement organizers are taking the rave to Twitch, with exclusive sets and virtual festivals

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 2:58 PM

The rave will go on! Paxahau, the producers behind Detroit's Movement electronic music festival, are the latest to take their festival to streaming services, joining Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and others in lieu of physical festival this year. But Paxahau is taking it a step further with a partnership with Twitch,...

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Michigan venues and promoters are asking for millions in relief funds

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 10:23 AM

It's been more than six months since most of us attended a concert where we ordered beers the size of our forearm, bumped into an ex only to grind all up on a stranger, all while standing totally united in telling the “Play 'Free Bird'” guy to shut the...

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Monday, September 21, 2020

New doc looks at the life of the late Detroit rapper Dex Osama

Posted By on Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Dex Osama’s shadow looms large over Detroit’s current wave of successful hip-hop artists. As a whole, Detroit’s hip-hop energy is as viable now as it's ever been. There’s no doubt Dex Osama would be at the forefront of Detroit’s trap scene alongside Tee Grizzley, Icewear Vezzo, AllStar JR, and...

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Detroit Historical Museum to celebrate 20 years of electronic music festivals with new photography exhibit

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Remember festivals? People? Leaving the house? To satiate our electronic music FOMO and celebrate what would have been the 20th anniversary of Detroit's famed Movement Electronic Music Festival (formerly DEMF), the Detroit Historical Museum will display photographs spanning each year of the city's festival history. Movement, which draws an...

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Otus Supply ramps up music performances with outdoor tent, livestream sessions

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:29 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has been massively disruptive for both restaurants and music venues — but Ferndale's Otus Supply is figuring out a way for the show to go on. The venue is gearing up for more live music with two new concert series and a retooled menu. Otus Supply...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Live Nation looks to convert empty venues into polling places, could include Detroit spots

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Six months after Live Nation announced it would suspend all touring concerts in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the world's largest live music organization revealed its plans to convert empty venues into polling sites for the upcoming election on Nov. 3. As part of a...

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Detroit surf-punks Dear Darkness return with a gorilla on bass and a new 7-inch from Third Man Records

Posted By on Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Stacey MacLeod thinks her bedroom punk outfit of seven years might be better off dead. “I'm the bleak bastard who says 'I'll be a famous dead woman.' I'm partially joking, but times have changed since I started playing in bands in the '90s,” she says. “Back then, there was...

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Omar S will close out a series of outdoor, social distance DJ nights at Detroit's riverside Aretha

Posted By on Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 1:07 PM

The pandemic may have upended your summer entertainment plans, and summer is just about over, but it's not over yet. There's still a chance to see live music on the Detroit River, just as God intended. Detroit electronic music producer Omar S will close out the season at the...

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