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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Update: Foo Fighters deny they crossed hotel picket line during Detroit stop

Posted By on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Updated 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: The Foo Fighters deny they crossed the Westin Book Cadillac picket line. This story has been updated. The Foo Fighters lost their hero status in the eyes of a Detroit-based hospitality union, who allege the "Everlong" rockers snuck past the picket line outside...

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Friday, October 19, 2018

VIDEO: Curtis Roach goes full Netflix and trill with Colin Tilley-directed 'Spectacular'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:21 PM

When the coolest new kid on the hip-hop block Curtis Roach spoke with Metro Times this past summer, he revealed that he speaks stuff into existence every day. His 2017 J Dilla-inspired breakthrough mixtape, Highly Caffeinated put him on the map as one to watch, helping him to land...

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Nine Inch Nails is bringing back-to-back sets to the Fox Theatre

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Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Be still our cold, black, and infinite hearts — Nine Inch Nails is touring and it might just be “The Perfect Drug” for times like these. For 30 years, NIN has been the voice of the anti-band, with a seething industrial sound and contentious worldview. Thankfully, frontguy and composer...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Video: Detroit's Siena Liggins wrote the sexy body positive anthem we need now

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Following the success of her debut single, "Flowerbomb" (a song Wussy Mag called the 'song of the summer for girls who like girls",) Assemble Sound-produced queer pop angel Siena Liggins makes a swift return with an unexpectedly seductive, sunshiney anthem for both sex and body positivity. And the video...

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DIA welcomes Venezuelan performer Migguel Anggelo for an evening of 'Love & Hate'

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Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 6:00 AM

It’s nearly impossible to try and put Migguel Anggelo into a box or peg him as any one thing. The Venezuelan-born artist is best known for his barrier-breaking multicultural and multilingual theatrical music performances, which Aggelo started as early as age 13 when he scored the role of Pinocchio...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DJ Claude VonStroke comes home to perform half-time set at Detroit Pistons game

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Grosse Pointe-bred DJ Claude VonStroke (real name Barclay Crenshaw) has a lot of love for Detroit. And now, Claude VonStroke can cross "Official DJ for the Detroit Pistons" off of his bucket list as he returns home to perform the half-time show at today's game. Claude VonStroke will be live...

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It's official — Bob Seger is getting his own street in Allen Park

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 1:42 PM

Bob Seger, one of Michigan's favorite sons, will be honored with his very own "Mainstreet" in Allen Park. After a five-month-long street-naming campaign launched by the classic rock station 94.7 WCSX-FM in May, and a 24-hour "Seger-a-thon" to promote the noble cause, the details of the official unveiling of Bob...

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Kali Uchis explores isolation at the Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

At just 24 years old, Colombian-American neo-soul songstress Kali Uchis is on to something. Isolation, her gliding 15-track debut released earlier this year, is a stark and original blend of coming-of-age and fully embraced womanhood. “Today is the day I’ll learn that I believe in miracles/ I can feel...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

16 year-old Detroit singer Brianna Lee shows maturity on 'Lucid Bri'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 6:29 PM

16 year-old Brianna Lee is getting fall started with one of the best R&B bangers of the season. “You throw dirt on my whole name/ Only gets worse when you know thangs/but you don’t see the perks of this whole thing,” she sings over Sing’s “Shape of my Heart” sample....

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Michigan thrashers Extra Arms release new video for 'Headacher'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Described by singer Ryan Allen (formerly of Thunderbirds Are Now!, Friendly Foes, and Destroy This Place) as the Michigan band that wasn't a band until, well, it was a band, Extra Arms dropped their latest video from their LP Headacher released last week. The album's titular video stays tight on Allen's...

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