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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Detroit's Kindred Music and Culture Festival returns to celebrate the Black creative community

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 6:21 PM

Returning for a second year to celebrate and promote Detroit’s Black creative community is the Kindred Music and Cultural Festival. Rejoining the festival lineup this year are Supercool Wicked, Supakaine, Willie Mac Jr., and Pusha T mentee Monalyse, as well as festival first-timers R&B harpist Ahya Simone, princess of...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

No water? No problem — 'Jaws' in concert will still freak you out

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 11:20 AM

"You're going to need a bigger string section." We have Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark movie to thank for years of irrational fears of fucking sharks lurking in, like, every possible body of water just waiting to gobble our unsuspecting asses up. A sonic pairing with a live symphony orchestra...

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: The zombies in Jim Jarmusch’s 'The Dead Don't Die' are perhaps a bit too self-aware

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Strange things are going down in drowsy little Centerville, Penn. — the sun hangs low but stubbornly refuses to set, the birds have gone quiet, cell phones are failing, and even the ants seem agitated. Yet even with all this weirdness in the air, the top priority for police...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fulfill your bloodlust with midnight screenings of ‘What We Do in the Shadows‘ in Royal Oak

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Shortly after Edward Cullen and Bella Swan fucking shimmered their vampire asses through a disturbingly bad film trilogy that grossed hundreds of millions of dollars, we met Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr — just four totally average vampire dudes trying to kick it in the 21st Century as roommates...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tim Meadows to perform an intimate stand-up gig at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig

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Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 4:04 PM

If you were getting it on in the ’90s, you likely took advice from Leon Phelps — the Ladies Man. The iconic character brought to life by comedian Tim Meadows during his 10-year run on Saturday Night Live is, to this day, one of the worst authorities on getting...

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Friday, May 10, 2019

After a crazy year, Bonny Doon keeps it close to home with UFO Factory show

Local Pick

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Last year found the cosmic country cowboys of Detroit’s Bonny Doon celebrating the release of their Woodsist label debut, Longwave, as well as having landed three supporting tour gigs with Band of Horses, Snail Mail, and Waxahatchee. Though Bonny Doon, (Bill Lennox, Bobby Colombo, Joshua Brooks, and Jake Kmiecik)...

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Calling all ink addicts — the 24th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo returns to Detroit's riverfront

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Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Almost everything in this life is temporary. You can always get divorced, and return policies exist for almost every purchase. Oh, and that regrettable Looney Tunes-NASCAR-ex-wife hybrid tribute tattoo can be covered up with more ink (if you want). What has real staying power, though, is the Motor City...

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Kurt Vile brings the Violators and new record to the Majestic Theatre

Staff Pick

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM

As a founding member of indie rock band War on Drugs, Philadelphia-bred Kurt Vile has been a prominent fixture of the indie music scene for more than a decade now with his offbeat singer-songwriter sensibilities. His seventh studio album (and first in three years), Bottle It In, features contributions...

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Detroit Artists' Test Lab to host free screening of 'Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story'

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Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM

What do Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, and the Velvet Underground all have in common? They all once took the stage at the historic Grande Ballroom in Detroit. Though the iconic rock venue located on Grand River Avenue closed its doors in 1972, it has served...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

'Hamilton' is headed to Detroit and your first chance at tickets begins today

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Get ready to kick it back to 1776 — the historical hip-hop sensation Hamilton is coming to Detroit, and ticket sales have been announced. Since its debut in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton has been one of the hottest (and priciest) tickets in...

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