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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Detroit Institute of Arts to screen taiko drum concert for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month series

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:26 AM

While we wait for live in-person concerts to trickle in, there’s plenty of musical performances to go around for our virtual streaming pleasure. As is the case with the Detroit Institute of Arts celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The monthlong series features a variety of educational and...

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The music of Queen to get the Detroit Symphony Orchestra treatment for virtual concert

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:22 AM

At the heart of Queen, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, is the music, which was the only good part about 2018’s loosely accurate and poorly edited Academy Award-winning biopic (that was shockingly not up for a Razzie), Bohemian Rhapsody. Though we might not feel...

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Monday, May 10, 2021

MC5's Wayne Kramer teams up with local coffee roasters and L.A. nonprofit to bring music to Michigan prisons

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 2:27 PM

For decades, Wayne Kramer of the MC5 has kicked out the jams, but his latest mission has the 73-year-old rock icon and writer kicking down prison doors to let the music in — and he's not doing it alone. Kramer, who is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based Jail Guitar...

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Evanescence will bring Detroit to life with LCA stop in December with Halestorm

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 12:45 PM

Throw out your alarm clock because alt-rock's leading lady is here to wake us up inside. Evanescence — led by the incomparable and ultra-vampy Amy Lee — is teaming up with Halestorm, fronted by Lzzy Hale for a fall/winter tour. Yes, as in this fall and winter. Like, 2021....

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Movement organizers announce free multi-venue 'micro' festival Memorial Day weekend

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 11:07 AM

COVID-19 be damned, it looks like Detroit might get to rave after all. Back in February, Paxahau, the producer of Detroit's annual Movement electronic music festival, pulled the plug on the Memorial Day weekend event for the second year in a row. And we totally get why. The 15-year-old...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Indie rock band Mt. Joy kicks off socially distant outdoor concert series in Pontiac, previously planned for Detroit

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2021 at 3:42 PM

There's no doubt that our social calendars are in dire need of a silver lining and a whole lot of joy. Thankfully, as of this weekend, concerts are returning to metro Detroit, and nature, is in fact, healing. Pass the $6 Miller Lite, please! Indie rock five-piece Mt. Joy...

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Eminem, White Stripes join the NFT craze

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Just three weeks after Saturday Night Live spoofed Eminem's 2002 hit “Without Me” as a means to explain the latest confusing and convoluted cryptocurrency craze, the 48-year-old rapper announced that his stans will soon have access to his new batch of digital collectibles that you, like, can't actually touch....

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Greta Van Fleet will take part in a Reddit AMA on 4/20 so you can ask 'why?'

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Leave Greta Van Fleet alone! Greta Van Fleet, the frequently mocked Frankenmuth-bred, Led Zeppelin-indebted rock band returned with their sophomore record, The Battle of Garden's Gate because, of course, that's what it's called. The band — brothers Josh, Jake, and Sam Kiszka, along with drummer Danny Wagner — released...

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Chris Stapleton announces a pair of dates at DTE Energy Music Theatre after 'Album of the Year' win

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 12:26 PM

The pandemic has a lot of us wishing we could start over. While it may not be an option to do so, we can glean inspiration by listening to Starting Over, the Chris Stapleton record that took home the award for Album of the Year at last night's Academy...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Legendary Detroit producer Don Was prepares for a gig of a lifetime and launches WDET series with Ann Delisi

Posted By on Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:24 AM

When producer Don Was refers to the Rolling Stones as “the Stones,” it sounds way cooler than when anyone says anything else ever. And when he tells you stories about his life pre-Stones (you know, before he became friends with Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie and produced/played on all...

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