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Friday, October 20, 2017

Jack White will give keynote address at Making Vinyl conference in Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:18 PM

With the resurgence of vinyl records in the last few years it's no surprise that a conference totally dedicated to the spinning records would emerge. Or that it would be held in Detroit. That conference is called Making Vinyl, and it is happening at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel on...

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For horror host 'the Ghoul,' every day is Halloween

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:16 PM

If you grew up as a teenager in the '70s, chances are you've seen or heard of the Ghoul. Ron Sweed, purveyor of the odd, developed his alter ego as the Ghoul back in 1971, as a late-night horror host with shows filled with schlock and politically incorrect humor....

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Fall Out Boy, crowned princes of pop punk, to perform at Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:05 AM

OK, we still have no idea what the hell midwestern mavens of mainstream Fall Out Boy were talking about in its 2005 breakout hit “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” but if they’ve proved anything it’s that it doesn’t matter. Fall Out Boy solidified themselves as pop punk royalty as early as...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eminem and Big Sean were at the Pistons game together last night

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Two of Detroit's finest in rap royalty made an appearance at the Pistons home opener at Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday night.  That's right. Eminem and Big Sean ran into each other at the newly opened arena and took a photo together (not smiling of course). Sean tagged the photo...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wu Tang Clan alum Ghostface Killah to perform in Detroit this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:53 PM

If you’re going to sling the term O.G. you better be referring to Wu Tang Clan wunderkind and solo superstar Ghostface Killah. One of the few survivors from the birthing grounds of modern rap, Ghostface is keeping the spirit alive with an unmatched tenacity. Known for his slow and loud...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Miz Korona to perform at ‘8 Mile’ 15th anniversary party

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Earlier this week, it was announced that Detroit's Bel Air Luxury Cinema will host a red carpet screening of Eminem's 8 Mile, 15 years after the film had its local premiere there. Today, details have emerged for an official party planned for Thursday, Nov. 9 at Saint Andrews' Hall (whose downstairs...

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Happy 45th Birthday, Eminem!

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:40 AM

As if Eminem wasn't having the best month ever, he know gets to celebrate his birthday! The hometown rapper turns 45 today, which is pretty crazy, but also makes sense given his debut album came out more than 20 years ago. Eminem is also celebrating the 15-year anniversary of...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Detroit to host ‘8 Mile’ 15th anniversary red carpet event

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Fifteen years ago, Eminem's 8 Mile made its Detroit premiere at the former Phoenix Theatres on — where else? — Eight Mile Road. To celebrate the film's anniversary, the theater (now called Bel Air Luxury Cinema) will host a special red carpet screening. The theater has partnered with Em's Shady...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

F*ck yes: 'Weird Al' Yankovic is coming to Ann Arbor

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Despite whatever craziness that has been going on in the world, "Weird Al" Yankovic has always been there to parody the hell out of a popular pop song and make us laugh until the cows come home. That's why we're so excited to learn that the comedian is headed...

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Emo royalty Brand New will perform at the Fox on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Of all the resurgences we’ve seen this year, it is that of emo-hardcore royalty Brand New that has been most talked about among thrashers and criers alike. Science Fiction, their fifth studio record and first in eight years, finds Brand New delivering more of a reincarnation than a revival, while...

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