Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Metro Times article about the late Doug Hopkins of rock band Gin Blossoms is being adapted into a feature film

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:31 PM

An award-winning article by former Metro Times editor Brian Smith about his relationship with Doug Hopkins, the late founding member of rock band Gin Blossoms and writer of hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You," is being developed into a feature film. Smith tipped us off a few...

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Friday, December 25, 2020

'It's So Cold in the D' is a Christmas song

Posted By on Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 4:00 AM

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Documentary 'Breed & Bootleg' gives Flint's rap scene its due

Posted By on Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 2:48 PM

In 1991 Eric Tyrone Breed (known to the world as MC Breed) shot to superstar rap status with his hit “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’” off the studio album MC Breed & DFC. The single peaked at No. 12 on Billboard’s Top Rap Songs and immediately put Flint...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Insane Clown Posse auction off 'limited' tickets for in-person show at El Club

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Whoop-whoop — cough? The thought of being sprayed in our Juggalo painted faces with Faygo from a bottle someone just put their mouth on just hits different during a pandemic. But that's not stopping Juggalo royalty Insane Clown Posse from throwing a Christmas party at Detroit's El Club on...

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Iggy Pop is losing his mind, drops COVID-19 banger 'Dirty Little Virus'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM

OK — so Detroit's godfather of punk may not have, uh, unleashed a masterpiece with his latest track, “Dirty Little Virus” (the lyrics are pretty cringey). But what we've learned is that Iggy Pop is not necessarily an anti-lockdown guy like Eric Clapton and Van Morrison, whose recent collaboration,...

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Amazon says it's looking into preserving Detroit bandshell after backlash

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Wow, a recent Metro Times piece sure made waves — and it seemed like a long shot. In an essay published last week, David Gifford, a transit blogger and musician, argued that Amazon should preserve Detroit's decrepit bandshell on the former Michigan State Fairgrounds. The City of Detroit recently...

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Big Sean mentored an aspiring rapper and found a new purpose in himself

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Big Sean may be one of the most likable rappers in the world. He's definitely beloved in his native Detroit. The Cass Tech graduate, along with his mother, Myra Anderson, have been regularly giving back to Detroit in one form or another since the early days of his career....

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Livestream concert to help Detroiters pay rent will feature Bevlove, Little Animal, Hazy GreenSky, and others

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 12:09 PM

As the economy-annihilating pandemic stretches into its ninth month, and with Congress's efforts to provide more federal relief stalled, local artists are banding together to raise money to help Detroiters avoid evictions — creating a 21st century version of the rent parties that originated in Harlem during the 1920s...

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Detroit's Anna Burch drops Carpenters-esque Christmas single just in time to lowkey depress us for the holidays

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 11:47 AM

Singer-songwriter Anna Burch was supposed to have a stellar 2020. Not only did she drop her serene sophomore record If You're Dreaming (Polyvinyl) in the middle of the pandemic, but she also had three headlining tours planned, including a European jaunt. And then she got COVID-19. Naturally, as one...

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Kelly Jean Caldwell Band tackles partying and the complexities of motherhood on swaggering 'Birdie'

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Kelly Jean Caldwell has started having mask dreams again. “I didn't for a long time, but now I'm in public and all of a sudden I'm like, 'Oh my God, I don't have a mask on!'” she says. Caldwell, who has been writing and performing dynamic, relatable, and, raw...

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