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Monday, December 11, 2017

Kesha and Macklemore have teamed up for a new tour and it includes a Detroit stop

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:42 AM

Christmas came early, you guys. The comeback queen of justice and glitter is hitting the road— and she's got company. The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour kicks off its nine-week, 30-show run in Phoenix, Arizona on June 6 and will roll through DTE Energy Music Theatre on Wednesday,...

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Jewish hip-hop artist and beatboxer Matisyahu comes to St. Andrew's

Posted By on Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:25 AM

What do you get when you cross Judaism with reggae and outspoken veganism? Well, in all cases you would get the one-of-a-kind Jewish hip-hop maven, Matisyahu. For well over 17 years, Matisyahu has broken new ground and shattered boundaries between religion and music, fusing the two with a totally...

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Art-rock pioneer Todd Rundgren to perform in Ann Arbor

Posted By on Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Hello, it’s me… well, no, not me, but singer, songwriter, and long-time wizard of art-rock Todd Rundgren. Over the course of 26 studio records and a career spanning half a century, Rundgren has never taken a break. His latest release, 2017’s White Knight, includes collaborations with artists as diverse...

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Friday, December 8, 2017

AverySunshine to brighten up Soundboard with Christmas classics

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:21 AM

Not getting your daily dose of Vitamin D? Fear not, AverySunshine is here. Denise White, better known as R&B goddess AverySunshine, has a unique sound that is as warm as her moniker. A pianist and songwriter, White started out in a church choir and since has developed a smooth,...

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar will perform at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:21 PM

A violinist turned children’s book author with an Emmy Award? Yeah, musician Damien Escobar is a rare bird. Escobar was the youngest student ever accepted into the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 10. Fast-forward to 2009 and Escobar’s trio Nuttin’ but Stringz came in third place...

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GWAR brings their demonic doom metal to St. Andrew's Hall this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:21 AM

When you go to heavy metal legend GWAR’s website you are reminded that you are actually entering the “Cyber-fortress of your Lords and Masters.” If you peruse the site further, you will be addressed as “human filth” with the friendly reminder that “death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Las Vegas disco-house singer Shamir will get you moving at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM

After a psychotic episode and a break-up from his label, 23-year-old Las Vegas singer-songwriter Shamir had considered quitting music altogether. Instead, he recorded 2017’s Hope over a weekend and released it via Soundcloud. And after his bipolar diagnosis, he spent the next two weeks recording Revelations — an appropriately...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Eminem reveals 'Revival' track listing and we have no idea what is going on

Posted By on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Eminem revealed the track listing for his much anticipated and cleverly promoted album Revival via Instagram on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and it's sort of totally weird. The 19-song album opens with "Walk on Water", Em's collaboration with Beyonce which dropped last month and confused the hell out of most everyone....

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Discogs user created the ultimate history of early Detroit electronic music

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Anyone with even a passing interest in Detroit dance and electronic music should drop what they're doing and head to the discography database Discogs.com. A user has created a chronological history of Detroit dance music records from the decade of 1981-1991, which includes 263 records, including seminal and rare cuts by Sharevari,...

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Outer Limits Lounge to celebrate its grand opening with Wiccans' record release show

Posted By on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 10:38 AM

The new incarnation of the Outer Limits Lounge officially starts on Saturday with the dive bar's grand opening and a record release show for local psych act the Wiccans. As we previously wrote, Outer Limits — which sits at the Hamtramck-Detroit border on Buffalo Street — closed in 2010...

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