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Friday, December 14, 2018

We can't have nice things — Christina Aguilera cancels Detroit date

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Well, you can put that genie back in the dang bottle— Christina Aguilera has officially canceled her postponed Detroit performance. Xtina was set to bring her "Liberation Tour" to the Fox Theatre on Oct. 13. However, the singer announced via Twitter that she was forced to postpone the concert...

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Movement Music Festival reveals artists for 2019 lineup teaser

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

For fans of Movement Music Festival, few days of the year are as highly anticipated as the day the lineup drops. But today, Christmas came early as Paxahau announced a sweet little teaser of artists who will appear at the 2019 event, set once again for May 25-27 at...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Richard Thompson brings career spanning performance to the Majestic Theatre

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Hailed as the “finest rock songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix” by the Los Angeles Times, Richard Thompson is rock ’n’ roll’s longstanding secret weapon. Thompson started out as a member of 1970s British folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention and has since gone on...

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Greta Van Fleet is a case study on two of 2018's biggest music trends

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM

It's been a hell of a year for Greta Van Fleet, the little rock band that could. After gracing the cover of Metro Times earlier this year, the band performed three sold-out shows at Detroit's Fillmore in May — all before the release of its debut LP Anthem of...

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Detroit singer-songwriter Shortly wraps year with performance at the Loving Touch

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM

It was this time last year that we got hip to Detroit-based singer-songwriter Alexandria Maniak, who makes music under the name Shortly. At the time, Shortly had just one song out, which landed her on Metro Times’ 2018 Bands to Watch list — and since then, she has not...

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Justin Timberlake extends tour and announces two Michigan dates for 2019

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Everyone's favorite former Ramen noodle-haired boy band babe turned solo sex symbol and "Filthy" family man (wait, that's weird), is making a swift return to Detroit and Grand Rapids in support of his new rugged, plaid-wearing, beard-wielding honky-tonk funk. In an announcement Monday, Justin Timberlake has added two Michigan dates...

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Kid Rock makes nice, pays $81k in layaway costs at Nashville Walmart

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Following the news that Kid Rock had been booted as the grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade after calling Joy Behar a "bitch" during an early morning segment on "Fox & Friends", he took out his pocketbook this weekend in hopes of swapping resounding jeers for some holiday...

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Video premiere: Detroit R&B duo Cousin Mouth release live version of 'Daughter'

Posted By on Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Detroit-based experimental R&B duo Cousin Mouth, Alex Burns and Donald Roland, have released a live recording and video for “Daughter,” a song off their June LP release, Medusa. The live version brings different layers to the song’s originally sparse soundscape, featuring otherworldly background vocals from SUPERCOOLWICKED (Morgan Hutson), SALAKASTAR...

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Eminem gets murdered by Jessie Reyez in his latest video for 'Good Guy'

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Eighteen years after Eminem detailed the gruesome and fictional murder of his real-life ex-wife Kim on The Marshall Mathers LP, Em is finally getting a taste of his own medicine in the video for "Good Guy," released Friday. Guessing by his lyrical track record, Eminem has some major relationship...

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Against all odds, Greta Van Fleet score four Grammy nominations

Posted By on Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Greta Van Fleet — the band described as "poor kids from Frankenmuth, Michigan" that "don’t even realize they’re more of an algorithmic fever dream than an actual rock band," in one of the most scathing Pitchfork album reviews of all time — just scored four Grammy Award nominations, including...

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