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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New track from Fugi of Black Merda fame: 'Jesus Don't Like 'Em'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 6:41 AM

MT readers may remember how, last summer, we dropped in on Ellington "Fugi" Jordan and members of trailblazing black psych-rock group Black Merda. Fugi had just come back to town and he and his old pals were working on recording some new material. Anybody who saw their close-out set...

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Theatre Bizarre Orchestra to bring neo-vaudevillian debauchery to Cliff Bell's

Posted By on Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM

If the words “Theatre Bizarre” mean anything to you then you probably have a taste for the strange. Let your freak flag fly with the latest addition to Cliff Bell’s Speakeasy Sundays starring the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra. Under the musical direction of Joshua James, six performers will grace the stage...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gucci Mane is a free man and you can see him at Chene Park this Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:27 PM

FREE GUCCI! Well, technically trap king and bad boy Gucci Mane was released from prison last spring — and dropped a new record a mere six days after his release — but we still find ourselves following his every move. Notorious for his relentless ambition (a Billboard article titled “Gucci...

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Dave Chappelle added to Lauryn Hill and Nas show next month

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:48 AM

As if Laurny Hill and Nas co-headlining a show together wasn't incredible enough, we get the news that Dave Chappelle has been added to the lineup for the Sept. 8 show at Freedom Hill. Chappelle basically had a residency at the Fillmore in Detroit earlier this year, and he...

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Shania Twain headed to Little Caesars Arena next summer

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

There's only one thing to say after hearing this news... That's right, my sweet friends. Shania Twain not only has new tour dates in the works that include a stop at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, June 15, but she also has her first album coming out in over...

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Aretha Franklin will make Detroit her full time residence, plans to open a club

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Earlier this year the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, told the media she plans to retire after releasing one final album. Yesterday, Franklin revealed her plans to move from her longtime Bloomfield Hills home into a permanent residence in the city of Detroit and she's promising to open a nightclub...

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Jazz keysman Ben Sidran rolls up into Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Ben Sidran is a jazzman's jazzman, a keysman and vocalist with a cool and easygoing style, given to interspersing his vocals with talking. Which makes sense, considering the performer has a Ph.D. and a penchant for a good-natured lecture or two, sometimes during the music itself. Or he might...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hear August Alsina's grind-worthy jams at the Fillmore this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Though he may be roped into some recent Usher-based drama, that can’t stop seductive R&B sweetheart August Alsina from doing what he does best — producing sweaty, grind-worthy declarations of sex, love, and hard knocks. Raised in New Orleans with a torn and tragic family history, it’s no wonder...

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Pro-Trump rally in D.C. is the same day as the Juggalo March

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Can the Insane Clown Posse ever catch a break? Our beloved Juggalos have been planning a Juggalo March in Washington D.C. for months now, preparing to protest the FBI deeming the rap group as "a loosely organized hybrid gang." Unfortunately for the Juggalos, a rally has been scheduled the...

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Indie phenom Waxahatchee to perform at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Alabama native Katie Crutchfield probably didn't know that her latest release Out in the Storm as Waxahatchee would have shaken the indie world the way that it has. But with her aching and autobiographical lyrics paired with an alt-’90s rawness, Crutchfield found a tender and bruised demographic and bares all...

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