Monday, February 22, 2021

Detroit rapper 42 Dugg says he wasn't injured in shootout while filming music video in Atlanta

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 4:09 PM

42 Dugg says he's OK following reports of a shootout that erupted while the Detroit rapper was filming a music video with Roddy Ricch at a scrapyard in Atlanta. WSB-TV Atlanta reported that Dugg and Ricch were present when gunfire erupted during a music video shoot on Sunday, leading...

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Here's a cover of 'Jack & Diane' but the lyrics are just 'suckin' on a chili dog'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 2:40 PM

In the spirit of that cover of the Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby" from a few years ago that replaced all the lyrics with "you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar," here's something we thought our Detroit-area readers might appreciate. It's a cover of...

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Motown legend Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana because racism in America sucks

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Don't fret, folks. If you see Stevie Wonder trending on Twitter today, it's not because he's dead — rather, it's something he said, like, three months ago. The 22-time Grammy Award-winning Motown legend is reportedly plotting a major — and permanent — move to Ghana. The 70-year-old Michigan native...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Detroit's Movement festival will not happen in May and everything hurts

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:12 AM

Paxahau, producer of Detroit's annual Movement electronic music festival, has pulled the plug on the Memorial Day weekend event for the second year in a row. Though it may not be entirely shocking, seeing that epidemiologists predict we may not see live music until 2022, it still stings like...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Detroit's Carr Center to host free Thornetta Davis performance for Black History Month livestream

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:12 PM

While it's very unclear as to when we might be able to experience live music again — you know, in-person, which is enough to make any music lover feel pretty damn blue — there's no shortage of creative livestream events to keep us connected. To honor Black History Month,...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The Gories' Danny Kroha to perform tracks from latest solo record 'Detroit Blues' on Bandcamp livestream

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:50 PM

If you've got a case of the blues, Detroit, you're in good company — and you've got some new tunes to be blue to. Earlier this month, garage rocker Danny Kroha (The Gories, Demolition Doll Rods) released his sophomore solo record via Third Man Records titled Detroit Blues. The...

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Metro Detroit's folktronica duo Bird Fight channels Head and the Heart on debut EP

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM

Folktronica fans and lovers of Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, and Gregory Alan Isakov might have a feathered friend in metro Detroit's Bird Fight. After years of collecting dust, the words of singer-songwriter Christian Ohly and sounds of producer John Katona have been realized on Hugshake,...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Detroit rapper Trick Trick stars in new FX series ‘Hip Hop Uncovered’

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Hip-hop is more than the world’s most dominant musical genre — it’s a culture that spans across colors, creeds, and several generations. For every moment, there are people in front that are the voices and faces that lead it, and then there are people behind who support, encourage, and...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Supremes' co-founder and Motown trailblazer Mary Wilson dies at 76

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Mary Wilson — the Motown icon who, at just 15 years old and while living in Detroit housing projects, co-founded what would become the Supremes, the groundbreaking hit-making pop trio that rose to fame in the 1960s — died in her Henderson, Nevada, home on Monday. She was 76....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

New Apple Music playlist highlights Michigan rappers like Sada Baby, Payroll Giovanni, Icewear Vezzo, and more

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Video killed the radio star, but these days, streaming playlists are the new hitmakers in music. To dig deeper into local indie music scenes, Apple Music launched a series of new curated playlists on Wednesday. One of them, "The New Midwest," highlights lesser-known Detroit rappers like Sada Baby, Payroll...

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