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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Crystal Castles co-founder Alice Glass performs in Detroit this week

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 12:35 PM

Co-founder, powerhouse, and front woman of electro-clash darlings Crystal Castles, Alice Glass is taking the stage alone. Since departing from the band in 2014, Glass released her first self-titled solo record earlier this year. The collection explores a discordant and jarring side of Glass’ danceable pop nuances. It’s a little...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

'90s pop trio Hanson to perform at St. Andrew's Hall

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:43 PM

In 1997 the world was shook by a pop trio of blonde brothers (who many thought were a pop trio of blonde sisters). The band defined an era with one word — if you can call it that — by delivering the iconic track “MMMBop.” The brothers, whose haircuts have...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lansing's 'singing cashier' auditioned for 'The Voice' last night and made it through

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

It seems Lucas Holliday is in for a second round of his 15 minutes of fame. Last year, the Dollar General cashier was the star of a viral video after a customer posted a clip of him singing Maxwell's "Ascension" while ringing up her items. Holliday was able to clinch a...

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Juggalo march on Washington is happening right now

Posted By on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 2:28 PM

As we announced several months ago, Insane Clown Posse spearheaded a Juggalo March on Washington to be held at noon Sept. 13 at the National Mall. It's a bit of political activism in response to the FBI categorizing the following of the rap-rock-duo’s devotees as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Detroit drivers are nation's best, according to study

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 8:22 AM

The Motor City's drivers can lay claim to being the best in the entire nation. That's according to a new study by QuoteWizard, an online insurance comparison marketplace. The study took a look at the 75 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., sampling incident data using more than 2...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Local DJ GRiZ comes out as gay in blog post

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Metro Detroit native and rising EDM superstar GRiZ (also known as Grant Kwiecinski) wrote a blog post for the Huffington Post today detailing his journey with coming to terms with his sexuality. Turns out, the DJ is gay and wants you all to know about it. Kwiecinski writes about...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers sang the U-M fight song in Ohio and it did not go well

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Chad Smith, aka Will Ferrell's doppelgänger and drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, pissed off a lot of fans at a concert Sunday evening at Ohio State's Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Smith, who is a metro Detroit native and a huge fan of the Wolverines, took the opportunity at the...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Skating Polly's stepsister bandmates talk inspiration and creative energy

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Since starting after a jam session at a Halloween party at the ages of 9 and 14, stepsisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse have released three albums as Oklahoma City-based Skating Polly. They releasing their EP New Tricks on April 28. To celebrate the new jams, they'll be touring with...

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Friday, April 28, 2017

SHAED's colorful music comes to the Majestic Theatre

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:36 PM

Washington, D.C.-based trio, SHAED are coming to the Majestic Theatre on Tuesday, May 2 with their EP Just Wanna See under their belts and a new album on its way. The band — consisting of two brothers, Max and Spencer Ernst, and their friend Chelsea Lee — play what they...

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Under the radar event of the month: 'Sahel Sounds' at Trinosophes this Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Wednesday, 4/19: 'An evening with Sahel Sounds' @ Trinosophes Both Christopher Kirkley and Karen Antunes, who run the exceptional record labels Sahel Sounds and Songs from Home, will be here on Wednesday, April 19 at Trinosophes. They're visiting from Portland, Ore. to show film clips, music videos, and collected footage...

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