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Monday, February 22, 2021

Motown legend Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana because racism in America sucks

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Don't fret, folks. If you see Stevie Wonder trending on Twitter today, it's not because he's dead — rather, it's something he said, like, three months ago. The 22-time Grammy Award-winning Motown legend is reportedly plotting a major — and permanent — move to Ghana. The 70-year-old Michigan native...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Detroit's Movement festival will not happen in May and everything hurts

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:12 AM

Paxahau, producer of Detroit's annual Movement electronic music festival, has pulled the plug on the Memorial Day weekend event for the second year in a row. Though it may not be entirely shocking, seeing that epidemiologists predict we may not see live music until 2022, it still stings like...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Detroit's Carr Center to host free Thornetta Davis performance for Black History Month livestream

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:12 PM

While it's very unclear as to when we might be able to experience live music again — you know, in-person, which is enough to make any music lover feel pretty damn blue — there's no shortage of creative livestream events to keep us connected. To honor Black History Month,...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The Gories' Danny Kroha to perform tracks from latest solo record 'Detroit Blues' on Bandcamp livestream

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:50 PM

If you've got a case of the blues, Detroit, you're in good company — and you've got some new tunes to be blue to. Earlier this month, garage rocker Danny Kroha (The Gories, Demolition Doll Rods) released his sophomore solo record via Third Man Records titled Detroit Blues. The...

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Metro Detroit's folktronica duo Bird Fight channels Head and the Heart on debut EP

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 4:55 PM

Folktronica fans and lovers of Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, and Gregory Alan Isakov might have a feathered friend in metro Detroit's Bird Fight. After years of collecting dust, the words of singer-songwriter Christian Ohly and sounds of producer John Katona have been realized on Hugshake,...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Supremes' co-founder and Motown trailblazer Mary Wilson dies at 76

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Mary Wilson — the Motown icon who, at just 15 years old and while living in Detroit housing projects, co-founded what would become the Supremes, the groundbreaking hit-making pop trio that rose to fame in the 1960s — died in her Henderson, Nevada, home on Monday. She was 76....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Weeknd reschedules Detroit date at Little Ceasars Arena for 2022 so we can finally be sad and horny together

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Halle-fucking-lujah. Just as we were giving up hope that we may never get to cry and grind simultaneously to the musical stylings of notable sad boi and bandaged bae The Weeknd at Little Ceasers Arena, he swoops in with a new, seemingly more realistic rescheduled tour. After all, we...

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Detroit pysch-rock trio Shadow Show return with live performance of new-ish tunes

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 2:46 PM

It could be said that 2020 was supposed to be the year for Shadow Show, Detroit's 1960s revivalist femme trio whose shag haircuts, flared pants, and expertly placed liquid-eyeliner are as groovy as their harmony-heavy psychedelia-steeped sound. Not only did Shadow Show kick-off 2020 with being named as one...

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Detroit's historic Blue Bird Inn won't be demolished after all

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 10:36 AM

Easily one of Detroit's most storied clubs has narrowly escaped demolition thanks to a recent Historic District designation by the City of Detroit. The historic Blue Bird Inn — where jazz legends like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Elvin Jones regularly performed and honed their craft — will fly...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jeff Daniels to emcee virtual Ann Arbor Folk Fest

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 11:53 AM

The 44th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival may be downsized due to the pandemic this year, but it has enlisted a star of the big screen — and small — to emcee the annual fundraising event. Jeff Daniels — Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and singer-songwriter — has been selected...

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