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Friday, August 17, 2018

Anyway, here's a video of Iggy Pop eating a hamburger

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM

For their latest video, L.A.-based band Death Valley Girls enlisted Iggy Pop to eat a hamburger. That's it. Just four minutes of the Godfather of Punk eating a burger, set to the band's "Disaster (Is What We’re After)." OK, that's not all there is to it. Directed by Kansas Bowling,...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Celebrities, presidents, take to Twitter to pay their R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha Franklin

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:04 PM

On very rare occasions, Twitter isn't so bad. On a day where theatre marquees are displaying the image of the late icon, radio stations have switched over to wall-to-wall Aretha songs, her hits are topping the iTunes charts, and people all over the world are celebrating the remarkable life and...

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Detroit Punk Archive Project wants your stories to document Bookie's Club 870 scene

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:54 PM

If you think you love Detroit music, you probably don't. See, author and journalist Robert St. Mary really fucking loves Detroit music. With the Detroit Punk Archive Project, St. Mary hopes to spotlight the hidden history of Detroit's music scene starting in 1979 — specifically, that of Bookie's Club...

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Author of upcoming book on Aretha Franklin celebrates her life

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 10:46 AM

As Aretha Franklin's legion of fans mourn her recently announced death, we can anticipate all sorts of career retrospectives to hit. Oldies radio stations are already airing some relatively deep cuts, and you can bet that dozens of writers from local to national publications are examining the vocalist's career in...

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Outrageous Cherry premieres new single from final album

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:56 AM

With their unmistakable psychedelic art rock sound, filtered through folk and bubblegum pop without sacrificing the power of sick guitar solos, Outrageous Cherry is an underground Detroit music institution. We’ve been covering the band since the early days; you can even get lost in this short list (1988-2005) of...

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Review: Drake and Migos filled Little Caesars Arena with hits at first of two nights

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM

With three of the biggest acts in music performing on back-to-back days, Detroit has been at the center of pop and urban music for the last 72 hours. Detroit music fans had to expeditiously recuperate from the Carters’ visit to Ford Field on Monday in order to get ready for...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Greta Van Fleet's new video is very Greta Van Fleet

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 1:37 PM

Leave it to Frankenmuth retro-rockers and recent Metro Times cover dudes Greta Van Fleet to harness the powers of cloaked wizards and a friggin' digital aurora borealis with a touch of Urban Outfitters summer catalog for their latest video for "When The Curtain Falls." The single, which the flower-power...

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Jeff Lynne's ELO will bring strange magic to Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 9:09 AM

One could easily ascribe Electric Light Orchestra’s nearly 50 years of on-again, off- again greatness to some sort of “Strange Magic” — but it is likely the faithful leadership of co-founder and “Mr. Blue Sky” himself, Jeff Lynne, that has kept ELO ablaze. Since its formation in 1970, the...

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Long after Television, Richard Lloyd carries the torch at PJ's Lager House

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 9:08 AM

A gaggle of teenage friends-turned-runaway poets in 1970s New York resulted in the formation of Television — an art-punk band that developed a cult following spanning nearly 45 years. Guitarist Richard Lloyd joined the group ahead of their seminal debut release Marquee Moon in 1977 and he, along with Tom...

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Embrace catharsis with Beach House at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 9:06 AM

The dynamic intensity of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, better known as dream pop duo Beach House, is perfectly encapsulated in the imagery their name suggests — turbulence and tranquility with a view. The band has a vast catalogue of dizzying and layered emotional soundscapes that sound as though...

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