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Monday, June 18, 2018

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will visit The Fillmore in November

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:16 PM

"What's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?" Though the jury is still out on the age-old question posed by Elvis Costello back in 1974, one of the coolest guys in rock is still kicking around existential pop wisdom. Announced Monday, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Costello and the...

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Big Sean will perform at Ford's free Michigan Central Station event Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Though details surrounding Ford Motor Co.'s acquisition of the long-neglected Michigan Central Station have been under wraps since the announcement was made last week, we now know that Big Sean has his hand in the festivities scheduled for tomorrow. The Free Press reports that two anonymous sources say Big Sean...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Detroit trio AM People bless us with 'Songs for Mourning'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Local garage rock outfit AM People — Niobe Marasigan (bass), Kyle Akey (drums), Ryan Grumbleton (guitar) — are at once deadpan, vibrant, and subtly hilarious. The self-described “goth punk outfit” released their debut LP Songs For The Mourning today and are celebrating with a release show at Outer Limits Lounge tonight. The...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michael Jackson will not have a Detroit street named after him after all

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 4:06 PM

Detroit Music Weekend is off to a strange start thanks to the cancellation of a highly publicized honorary street naming ceremony. It was announced last month that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, would be honored with a street naming ceremony in Detroit. During a May press conference with Randy...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Eastside Elvis prepared to be sighted at Cellarman's in Hazel Park

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:51 PM

There’s an Elvis-themed band that for 12 years now has been appearing on the stage at the Cadieux Café and at festivals around metro Detroit. It’s called Eastside Elvis & the Motor City Mafia, and part of the band’s staying power is its sheer musical firepower: The band features...

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Interpol adds Royal Oak Music Theatre to their intinerary in support of new record

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Nothing calls to mind the sweet age of indie rock quite like the musical stylings of Interpol, who first shimmied into our hearts with 2004's "Slow Hands."  Though they've been slow to release new music, they're back and with new antics. The band extended their North American itinerary Tuesday in...

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Wild Belle will open for JR JR at Beacon Park this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 3:44 PM

The name of the game is double the fun when it comes to this weekend's Beacon Park concert series kick-off. It was announced Monday that Wild Belle, fronted by Chicago-based sibling duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, will open for indie-pop favorites JR JR this Saturday, June 16. The concert marks...

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Eminem's manager fires back after rapper blasted for using gunshot sound effects

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Though Eminem is no stranger to controversy, it is his most recent and alleged use of sound effects that have landed the rapper in hot water.  After closing out his headlining performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night with the 2002's "Kill You," fans reported that...

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Nicki Minaj and Future announce co-headlining tour and yes, they're coming to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Nicki Minaj has teamed up with Atlanta rapper Future for their co-headlining NIXKIHNDRXX tour in support of Queen (Aug. 10), her highly anticipated follow-up to 2014's The Pinkprint. The 28-city jaunt which will kick-off in Baltimore and will hit Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 26. Ahead of the announcement,...

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J. Cole's new album cover is designed by a Detroit-based artist

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 12:50 PM

On April 20, the world got its first glimpse of the cover art for hip-hop recording artists J. Cole's newest album, KOD. We missed this the first time around, but it turns out KOD is designed by a Detroit-based artist. A piece in Vibe zooms in on the...

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