Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Detroit's DIME to host livestream to benefit local venues and artists impacted by the pandemic

Posted By on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Vaccines are a thing now which is a sign of the possible return to normalcy to come, but for most Detroit-area music venues, performance spaces, and the artists that often occupy them, the damage has been done.  That's where the Detroit Institute of Music Education comes in. Since closing...

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The Detroit Music Awards to stream in April with performances by Matt Smith, Electric Six, and Danny Kroha

Posted By on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:10 AM

Nothing can stop the Detroit Music Awards except for, like, slow WiFi because, once again, the DMAs are headed to a screen near you. The 30th annual celebration of Detroit-area music makers will turn to Facebook Live to stream the ceremony and all of its scheduled appearances, which include...

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Why Detroit's Mike Posner is climbing Mount Everest and giving back to the Detroit Justice Center in the process

Posted By on Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Nearly two years after embarking on a coast-to-coast walking tour of America during which he was bit by a rattlesnake 1,600 miles into the trip, recovered in the hospital, and returned to the scene of the bite to continue his trek, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and all-around risk-taker Mike Posner...

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Lizzo is looking for 'big grrrls' to add to her squad — here's how to apply for her new Amazon reality series

Posted By on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Did you take a DNA test only to find out that you are, in fact, 100% that bitch? If so, Lizzo has a very important question for you: Where are all the big grrrls? No, seriously. Where the booty-shaking heck are they? Because the Detroit-born superstar is looking to...

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Debut album from metro Detroit's Kate Hinote Trio harnesses closeness amid disconnection

Posted By on Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:03 PM

The Clash's “Should I Stay or Should I Go” is to the Kate Hinote Trio's “Quick,” where she sorrowfully suggests “You could go, that's what I'd do.” The track is one of Hinote's favorites from Near, her debut record with Matthew Parmenter on violin, and guitarist David Johnson. “That...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Michigan House celebrates SXSW with street performances, virtual panels, and live concerts

Posted By on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 1:02 PM

When last year's annual SXSW music, film, and comedy showcase was canceled due to COVID-19 — the first of many major events to pull the plug — independent artists felt the sting, including many up and coming Detroit-area performers who were scheduled to perform at the Austin-based festival. Though...

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Crowdfunding campaign raises more than $45k in 24 hours for medical bills for Detroit-based music journalist Mike McGonigal

Posted By on Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 12:27 PM

On Monday, March 8, former Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal was hospitalized for complications including heart and kidney failure. His situation was so critical that on Thursday, he was moved to Detroit's Henry Ford hospital, and bracing for the worst, his friend Kathy Lindenmayer set up a crowdfunding...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Detroit's demon daddy Alice Cooper lands 'Detroit Stories' at No. 1 on 'Billboard' sales chart

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Who would have thought that a guy with a song called “Dead Babies” would find himself topping Billboard's Top Album Sales chart in 2021? Yet here we are — and we couldn't be more proud. Detroit native and the "Godfather of Shock Rock" Alice Cooper has, at 73 years...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Mayor Duggan says Detroit bandshell, threatened by Amazon development, will be saved

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 9:08 PM

A viral letter published by Metro Times last year had a huge impact — and even managed to stop the mighty retail juggernaut Amazon in its tracks. In his State of the City address on Tuesday, Mayor Mike Duggan said Detroit's abandoned State Fairgrounds bandshell, previously slated for demolition...

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