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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sky Convington will deliver the sultry sounds of Billie Holiday during an enchanting tribute at Tangent Gallery

Posted By on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 6:34 AM

The 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute is performed by Detroit Music Award-winner Sky Convington and her band Club Crescendo, who will celebrate one of the most influential and daring jazz artists of all time by digging deep into her catalog to deliver the sultry sounds of yesteryear. Special guest band...

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Friday, December 15, 2017

"Gucci Gang" rapper Lil Pump is coming to the Majestic

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Lil Pump could be considered wise beyond his years — mostly because he raps about things he’s not even old enough to do yet. That being said, Lil Pump’s self-titled mixtape came in at No. 2 on the U.S R&B/Hip-Hop charts. We guess rhyming the word “cocaine” with “cocaine” has...

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Chamber rock songstress My Brightest Diamond to visit El Club

Posted By on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Rihanna may have commanded us to all shine bright like a diamond but surely she forgot the brightest diamond of all. Shara Nova leads My Brightest Diamond, an untouchable chamber rock, and orchestral baroque pop project. It’s been a hot minute since My Brightest Diamond released a record (2014) but...

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Indie-darling Stef Chura to get loud at El Club

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Named as one of Metro Times’ 2017 Bands to Watch, indie rocker Stef Chura just signed with Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes, Big Thief, the Faint) for a reissue of her debut record, Messes. For the uninitiated, Chura’s allure rests on her uniquely charged vocal flicker and lo-fi loose guitar style,...

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Local rap star Miz Korona slated to perform with live band at DIA

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:16 PM

You may have been introduced to Miz Korona when she slayed a rap battle outside of a food truck in Eminem’s 2002 quasi-autobiographical film 8 Mile. But Korona has grown far beyond her silver-screen debut. A critically acclaimed underground artist, Korona delivers honesty in true hip-hop fashion with a classic...

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The Chainsmokers are coming to The Fillmore

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:12 PM

This one isn’t just for all of you Snapchatting, fidget-spinning dabbers who listen to pop radio. There is no cure for the infection that is DJ duo the Chainsmokers (and it’s totally OK), who have teamed up with the likes of Coldplay, Halsey, Daya, and some other human avatars...

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Social media pop singer Vesperteen to play Pike Room

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM

If high-energy pop and sing-along friendly choruses are your thing then we think you might just love Vesperteen. The passion project of former House of Heroes singer, Colin Rigsby, Vesperteen channels contemporaries like Bleachers and the 1975 with a totally flamboyant festival-ready infectiousness. Still pretty fresh to the scene with...

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'90s Boyband 98 Degrees will heat up the Sound Board this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 4:25 PM

This is not a drill. 98 Degrees is back and — oh my god why do we care? Oh, right. Because it’s 98 Degrees, that’s why! While it may be teetering on arctic temps outside, leave it to a middle-aged boyband to warm things up. Chalk it up to nostalgia...

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Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker cover Nick Cave for 'Peaky Blinders' theme

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Iggy Pop is no stranger to odd collaborations (Billabong board shorts, anyone?) So, we are hardly phased that he has teamed up with Jarvis Cocker to cover a Nick Cave song for the fourth season of the acclaimed BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders. Nick Cave's sparse '90s track...

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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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