Thursday, October 29, 2020

Detroit techno DJ Omar S launches virtual 'Party Store' exhibition with livestream set, video game, and more

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Detroit techno DJ Omar S has partnered with Red Bull Arts for a multimedia exhibition that celebrates the artist's life, centered around the Conant Gardens store his family owned since the 1950s and is now the headquarters to the artist's FXHE record label. Originally intended to be a physical...

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Sen. Gary Peters discusses a bailout for the live music biz

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 9:30 AM

When Sen. Gary Peters joined a small coterie of Detroit-affiliated members of the music business on Oct. 19 for an election-season Zoom call, the conversation began with topics like climate change, protecting the Great Lakes, and criminal justice reform. But the talk quickly turned to a looming issue: our...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lizzo talks Detroit roots, fat-shaming, and teaches David Letterman the flute on his Netflix series

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 4:19 PM

Six years after making her network television debut on Late Night with David Letterman as a virtually unknown hip-hop artist, Lizzo has found herself, once again, sharing screentime with the talk show legend — this time during a global pandemic with three Grammy awards under her belt. For the...

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Beastie Boys break anti-ad streak, license 'Sabotage' for Biden commercial featuring Ann Arbor's Blind Pig

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 10:51 AM

While artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Rhianna, Adele, Queen, R.E.M., Guns N' Roses, the Rolling Stones, and the estates of George Harrison and Tom Petty are fighting for their right to not have their music blasted at President Donald Trump's COVID-19 circle jerks — er, rallies, another group...

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Friday, October 16, 2020

New mom Nicki Minaj asks Drake for a play date on remix of Sada Baby's viral TikTok track

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 10:50 AM

If you've been shaking your ass on TikTok lately, there's a high probability that you're getting down to Detroit rapper Sada Baby and his song “Whole Lotta Choppas,” which inspired a dance challenge complete with a pantomimed handgun. Well, fire up the ol' TikTok machine: Thanks to new mom and...

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Jack White is last-minute 'SNL' musical guest after Morgan Wallen booted for partying without a mask

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Saturday Night Live found itself in a last-minute scramble to replace this week's musical guest after its originally booked act, country singer Morgan Wallen, was spotted partying in a bar without a mask earlier this week — a violation of SNL's strict COVID-19 safety measures implemented when it reopened...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Why jazz trumpeter Allen Dennard marches with Detroit Will Breathe

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 11:50 AM

When jazz trumpeter Allen Dennard, 26, started attending the Detroit Will Breathe protests in June, his purpose was to provide music to the protesters' fight for racial justice. Songs such as "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (The Black National Anthem) and "When the Saints Go Marching In" stimulated the...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Michigan-based rideshare app has panic button, ability for female passengers to request female drivers

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 7:31 PM

A new Dearborn-based rideshare app is billing itself as a safer alternative to apps like Uber and Lyft. Called Zoom Ride, the service comes with features meant to make ridesharing safer for women, including a panic button built into the app that sends live audio and video from inside...

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Drive-in concerts are coming to Pontiac thanks to the Crofoot

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 6:52 PM

We're kind of surprised drive-in concerts didn't take off in the Detroit area. We're the Motor City! And with the coronavirus pandemic pressing pause on most live music for a while, drive-in concerts provide a sort of workaround that — while not quite the same as a room packed...

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The White Stripes revisit brother-and-sister shtick for new greatest hits comp

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 12:29 PM

It's the year 2003. Donald Trump is just some bozo playing a billionaire on the soon-to-premiere The Apprentice. The White Stripes, a peppermint-colored two-piece rock band from Detroit who claim to be a brother and sister, are taking over the world with their primitive rock 'n' roll. Life is...

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