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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dynamic rapper Yelawolf to play Fillmore

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 12:36 PM

In 2005, Michael Atha was not yet known as rap star Yelawolf. In fact, he was being featured on a reality TV competition The Road to Stardom With Missy Elliott. Though he was eliminated, he hustled some mixtapes, and here we are. He’s got some Detroit ties, too: Both...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Detroit's Grande Ballroom could get new life — as a church

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:14 PM

The future of legendary venue and rock 'n' roll palace, the Grande Ballroom, has teetered on unstable ground since its closing in 1972.  For nearly 45 years the Grande, located at 8952 Grand River Ave., has remained synonymous with the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll of 1960s Detroit....

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Third Man Records teams up with Beats by Dre for Black Friday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Talk about the best of both worlds. Better yet, listen. Apple revealed the release of a limited edition collaboration on Thursday, Nov. 16 between Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and indie label Detroit/Nashville-based Third Man Records exclusively available for Black Friday, Nov. 24 The campaign features singer-songwriter and Third Man's...

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Review: Kamasi Washington uplifted hearts and minds at the Magic Stick

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Kamasi Washington implored the audience at the Magic Stick Wednesday night: “Diversity is not something that should be tolerated, it is something that should be celebrated.” Donning a magnificent robe covered in cosmic circles easily perceived as celestial bodies and his signature smile, Washington’s presence alone was enough to make...

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Eminem celebrates '8 Mile' anniversary with Carhartt collaboration

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:02 AM

As temperatures begin to plummet, two local all-stars are bringing the heat with the ultimate collaboration. Eminem teamed up with workwear titan Carhartt to present E13; a custom limited run series celebrating the 15th anniversary of Eminem's theatrical biopic, 8 Mile.  Em teased images of the line on his...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Anna Burch is "Asking 4 a Friend" on new single

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:17 AM

It was just last month that we had the pleasure of announcing that songstress and Detroit transplant, Anna Burch, was scooped up by indie label Polyvinyl Records. Burch, who was one of Metro Times "Bands to Watch" in January of 2017, dropped her quiet, yet searing new single "Asking 4 a...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vans Warped Tour hangs up Chuck Taylors, announces final run

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Punk isn't dead. But music's beloved "Punk Rock Summer Camp," the Vans Warped Tour is admittedly on life-support. Founder and producer Kevin Lyman announced Wednesday afternoon that after 23 years the tour will make its final full run next summer. Since 1995, the Vans Warped Tour has served...

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Review: St. Vincent's Detroit stop was gloriously weird

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:40 AM

What do you do when the world is ending? You get your ass to a St. Vincent concert and watch it freaking burn. It should come as no surprise that the artist born Annie Clark found ways to turn a traditional concert into a vanguard, sensory experience that bordered on...

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Stone Temple Pilots introduce metro Detroit native as new frontman

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Just shy of the second anniversary of iconic frontman Scott Weiland's death, Stone Temple Pilots are ushering in a new era with — believe it or not — a metro-Detroit native. Jeff Gutt, local celebrity and finalist on the talent-based reality show The X Factor, auditioned last year to fill the...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jeff Lynne's ELO returns to Detroit after 37 years

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Chalk it up to strange magic but ELO has been MIA for nearly 35 years. The masters of prog-pop (now Jeff Lynne's ELO) will return for a limited run of U.S dates and will bring their arsenal of futuristic classics to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Aug. 18...

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