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Monday, March 22, 2021

Lizzo is looking for 'big grrrls' to add to her squad — here's how to apply for her new Amazon reality series

Posted By on Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Did you take a DNA test only to find out that you are, in fact, 100% that bitch? If so, Lizzo has a very important question for you: Where are all the big grrrls? No, seriously. Where the booty-shaking heck are they? Because the Detroit-born superstar is looking to...

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Debut album from metro Detroit's Kate Hinote Trio harnesses closeness amid disconnection

Posted By on Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:03 PM

The Clash's “Should I Stay or Should I Go” is to the Kate Hinote Trio's “Quick,” where she sorrowfully suggests “You could go, that's what I'd do.” The track is one of Hinote's favorites from Near, her debut record with Matthew Parmenter on violin, and guitarist David Johnson. “That...

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Michigan House celebrates SXSW with street performances, virtual panels, and live concerts

Posted By on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 1:02 PM

When last year's annual SXSW music, film, and comedy showcase was canceled due to COVID-19 — the first of many major events to pull the plug — independent artists felt the sting, including many up and coming Detroit-area performers who were scheduled to perform at the Austin-based festival. Though...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Detroit's demon daddy Alice Cooper lands 'Detroit Stories' at No. 1 on 'Billboard' sales chart

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Who would have thought that a guy with a song called “Dead Babies” would find himself topping Billboard's Top Album Sales chart in 2021? Yet here we are — and we couldn't be more proud. Detroit native and the "Godfather of Shock Rock" Alice Cooper has, at 73 years...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Detroit's Mo Pop Festival is once again canceled, and it hurts so bad

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's the sound of yet another year without Mo Pop Festival, which, according to a formal announcement from organizers released Tuesday, is exactly what 2021 is shaping up to be. Vaccinate us, daddy. The two-day boutique indie festival, which has hosted performances by Tame Impala, Lizzo, Run the...

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Michigan musicians cover Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' in honor of International Women's Day

Posted By on Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 12:14 PM

When the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded her groundbreaking anthem of equality, empowerment, and solidarity in 1967, women were prohibited from getting a credit card in their name, safely complaining about sexual harassment in the workplace, could not legally deny their husband sex, and, if pregnant, could legally...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Twitter user creates supercut of swear words on Eminem's 'Slim Shady LP' and it fucking slaps

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 3:40 PM

If you ever thought "Gee, that Eminem fella would be more successful and a whole lot less angry if he didn't curse so much," well then fuck off. OK — so we're not telling you to "fuck off," but we're pretty sure Marshall Mathers would and probably does in...

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Motown legend Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana because racism in America sucks

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Don't fret, folks. If you see Stevie Wonder trending on Twitter today, it's not because he's dead — rather, it's something he said, like, three months ago. The 22-time Grammy Award-winning Motown legend is reportedly plotting a major — and permanent — move to Ghana. The 70-year-old Michigan native...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Detroit's Movement festival will not happen in May and everything hurts

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:12 AM

Paxahau, producer of Detroit's annual Movement electronic music festival, has pulled the plug on the Memorial Day weekend event for the second year in a row. Though it may not be entirely shocking, seeing that epidemiologists predict we may not see live music until 2022, it still stings like...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Detroit's Carr Center to host free Thornetta Davis performance for Black History Month livestream

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:12 PM

While it's very unclear as to when we might be able to experience live music again — you know, in-person, which is enough to make any music lover feel pretty damn blue — there's no shortage of creative livestream events to keep us connected. To honor Black History Month,...

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