Friday, May 28, 2021

Motown releases new video for Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2021 at 3:34 PM

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s timeless soul classic What’s Going On. In 2007, Metro Times voted the title track No. 1 on our list of “100 Greatest Detroit Songs.” And last year, Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece topped Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500...

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Detroit hardcore collective the Armed announce belated album release show

Posted By on Thu, May 27, 2021 at 1:55 PM

The Armed — the mysterious, genre-defying Detroit-based hardcore collective that can sometimes feel more like an elaborate prank than a rock band — has announced an album release show for its latest record, ULTRAPOP. ULTRAPOP came out last month on the label Sargent House, but the newly announced release...

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Renowned DJ Moodymann will perform in Detroit this weekend

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2021 at 4:44 PM

Detroit's annual Movement electronic music festival may have been downsized to a "Micro" pandemic edition, but this Memorial Day weekend is still shaping up to have plenty of techno. The elusive Detroit DJ Kenny Dixon, aka Moodymann, is set to make a rare live performance Friday. Moodymann will perform...

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Modest Mouse announce Meadow Brook Amphitheatre show

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2021 at 11:32 AM

As the summer concert season heats up, indie rock darlings Modest Mouse have announced a tour including a Friday, Aug. 20 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Tickets start at $39.50 on the lawn and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at,, and The...

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Billie Eilish's Detroit show at Little Caesars Arena is rescheduled for 2022

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Everyone has their moment when they realized the pandemic was a big deal. For us, it was when breakout pop star Billie Eilish canceled her show at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena, which was to happen in 10 days, on March 23, 2022. Well, that show officially got rescheduled for...

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Detroit rock royalty Alice Cooper will bring mayhem to DTE Energy Music Theatre with Ace Frehley this fall

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 3:14 PM

There will be blood, folks. Detroit native and “Godfather of Shock Rock” Alice Cooper will hit the road this fall, and he ain't going it alone. The recent 73-year-old Metro Times' cover ghoul is teaming up with ex-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for a 26-date tour throughout the U.S. The...

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Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy will bring 'Hella Mega Tour' to Detroit after all

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 1:09 PM

This past year felt a bit like walking barefoot down a neverending boulevard of broken dreams. Needless to say, we, uh, may have come undone. But now the time has come to dance (dance) our pop-punk and rock-loving asses to the brink of exhaustion thanks to a triple-headlining tour...

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Motown Museum to celebrate 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' with events, merch

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 11:13 AM

Rolling Stone magazine's No. 1 greatest album of all time is getting a hometown celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. Marvin Gaye's 1971 Motown-recorded masterpiece What's Going On will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, May 21, and will be honored with special Motown Museum tours, a street-naming...

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Sheila E., PJ Morton, and Damien Escobar among performers slated for the Aretha's Wednesday Night Jazz Series

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 5:04 PM

The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre is the latest Detroit-area venue to unveil a portion of its upcoming concert lineup and, take it from us, it's pretty dang jazzy. The popular riverfront venue, formerly Chene Park, has announced 12 performances as part of its recurring Wednesday Night Jazz Series. The series...

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Detroit composer, jazz trombonist, and hard-bop pioneer Curtis Fuller has died at the age of 88

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Celebrated jazz trombonist, composer, and integral player in the development of the hard-bop movement of the 1950s and 60s, Curtis DuBois Fuller, died in Detroit on May 8 at the age of 88. Born in Detroit in 1932 to Jamaican parents, both of whom died while he was a...

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