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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Detroit's Concert of Colors returns for annual celebration of music, culture, and diversity

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:37 PM

The category is … diversity. When it comes to Concert of Colors, Detroit’s long-running weeklong music and culture celebration, diversity, global arts representation, and productive and expressive dialogue is the name of the game for the festival, which is returning for its 29th year. “As we all know, the...

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Detroit's El Club prepares for week-long reopening celebratio with Danny Brown, Negative Approach, Sada Baby, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:36 PM

We’ll never forget the day(s) music died, and no, we’re not referring to the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, though, like, still v sad. Sometime in March of 2020 the future proved uncertain, as we had no idea when...

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Tommystock returns to Lake Orion campground with two-days of music and camping

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 9:43 AM

The brainchild of John Carson, who grew up near Tommy’s Lake in Lake Orion, where he used to play music by campfire with his friends, Tommystock, now in its seventh year, has grown far beyond friends jamming (but also, it’s just friends jamming.) Back then, Carson and his friends...

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Chicago duo Drama will perform music you can dance and cry to at Detroit's Marble Bar

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:18 PM

Drama — not to be confused with the British rock band, or, for that matter, the 1980s Norwegian boy band, or the ’90s rapper, or the DJ, all of the same name — is sort of blowing up and has been selling out tour dates left and right. (Talk...

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Renowned Detroit DJ Moodymann to perform at the Aretha

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Feeling moody? The elusive Detroit DJ Kenny Dixon, aka Moodymann, has been behind the decks a lot lately. In May the house and techno icon kicked off Movement weekend (sans the actual Movement festival) at the Corner Ballpark and, now, he’ll be performing along the waterfront at the Aretha....

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The Rolling Stones keep fucking going, will perform in Detroit this year

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM

If you happen to notice the Rolling Stones trending on Twitter, do not panic. The 308-year-old band — that's if you add up the ages of the unstoppable Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood — announced the return of their No Filter tour, which was postponed last...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

The Killers — now out of their cage, doing just fine — will perform at Detroit's LCA in 2022

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 12:19 PM

Somebody told us (and by somebody, we mean an email sent to thousands of people) that the Las Vegas rock band whose song "Mr. Brightside" has remained on the U.K. charts for more than five years (but will live in our hearts forever) is hitting the road next year...

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Grammy-winning Whitney Houston saxophonist to headline the Aretha

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 3:32 PM

We will always love you, “I Will Always Love You,” the untouchable Dolly Parton ballad immortalized by the late, great Whitney Houston. But while Houston’s vocals are the star of the song, who can forget its killer sax solo? Well, the man behind the solo, Grammy award-winning jazz saxophonist...

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Phoebe fucking Bridgers is headed to Royal Oak Music Theatre for back-to-back shows

Posted By on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 1:06 PM

They say dress for the job you want, not the one you have. This might be why Phoebe Bridgers — the icy-haired singer-songwriter, advocate, and CEO who speaks to millennial dread better than most, waxes nostalgic over Elliott Smith, and managed to piss off a population of insecure men...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Detroit psych-rock trio Shadow Show return to Outer Limits Lounge

Posted By on Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Ava East, Kate Derringer, and Kerrigan Pearce are not letting the woes of 2020 — a year that was absolutely primed to be their year — keep them from living their grooviest, most shagadelic, and totally mysterious lives. After being named one of Metro Times’ Bands to Watch, the...

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