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Monday, February 19, 2018

Billy Davis and Harmonica Shah to discuss Detroit black history Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Once upon a time, about 75 years ago, Detroit’s east side sported a hugely influential black section, stretching from the flashy black entertainment district downtown known as “Paradise Valley” up along Hastings and Oakland into the North End and to the east south of Canfield. Fashion and style were...

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We've got the excitations — the Beach Boys are performing at Freedom Hill this summer

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM

We might have a gray, gloomy week ahead of us, but it seems like summer is just around the corner. Evidence of that appealing notion is the announcement of a Beach Boys tour with a summer stop at Freedom Hill. Sure, the boys will be here sans Brian Wilson,...

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Legendary Motown acts will perform together at Freedom Hill this summer

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Detroit legends The Temptations and Four Tops will be joined by Philadelphia’s The Stylistics to deliver one of the most influential catalogs in musical history. The Legends of Motown concert will light up the stage at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. ...

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It's Smokey Robinson's 78th birthday — here are 5 tracks to help you celebrate

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:04 AM

One of Motown's most recognizable voices celebrates a birthday today. Smokey Robinson, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, and leader of The Miracles, was born on Feb. 19, 1940 in Detroit. Turning 78 today, he is still releasing music and wooing audiences with his soothing voice during energetic live performances....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins announce reunion tour with stop at Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Today is the greatest — not because Smashing Pumpkins are back with a mostly original lineup but because it gives us a reason to Google image search for that time Billy Corgan was super pissed while riding Disneyland’s Thunder Mountain Railroad. Oh, and the time he stopped by Infowars...

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Bonny Doon's new single 'A Lotta Things' is despondent and we love it

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Last year, Detroit indie rockers Bonny Doon delivered an achingly self-aware self-titled debut that bummed us out in the best possible way. They return with the second single from their upcoming record Longwave due out March 23 (Woodsist Records). "A Lotta Things" debuted on Noisey today and let's just say...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The '90's are back — Gin Blossoms head to St. Andrew's Hall

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM

“Hey, Jealousy” — take a backseat. The band responsible for a slew of ’90s hits has reunited and they’re headed our way. Gin Blossoms may not be a household name in 2018, but they are on a first-name basis with car radios everywhere. They’ve undergone some line-up changes, some...

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Brooklyn's B Boys team up with Bonny Doon for free show at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Brooklyn-based rockers B Boys have a penchant for messy momentum that guarantees to wrinkle the most stubborn pair of Chinos. Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, and Britton Walker say they conceived 2017’s Dada in a dream. The result? A playfully existential punk-ish take on the collective conscious wrapped in Joy...

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Em Sheeran is here to complicate your Valentine's Day with the video for 'River'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Em Sheeran! Just kidding. But not really. Eminem just debuted the video for "River" featuring the red-haired crooner, Ed Sheeran — and it's pretty ridiculous. Clocking in at just under seven minutes long, the melodrama of "River" unfolds using a hidden-camera, reality-show confessional format. There...

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Paramita Sound announces temporary relocation, teases future permanent space

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Detroit record store Paramita Sound hosted its final Beat Profile event at its storefront at 1417 Van Dyke St. on Jan. 26. With a lineup featuring DJs and producers Kyle Hall, Lexi, and Sterling Toles, the house was packed per usual, with an invigorated crowd primed to pay their...

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