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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New comedy-drama at the Detroit Repertory Theatre goes South for laughs

Posted By on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:40 AM

They say there are no second acts in American lives. That proposition gets tested by two very different kinds of characters undergoing mid-life crises in a new comedy-drama at the Detroit Repertory Theatre this winter. It's called Dauphin Island, and it's written by actor, award-winning playwright, and Inkster native...

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Watch Dolores O'Riordan and the Cranberries shred Pine Knob in 1996

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 1:38 PM

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, died in London today at the age of 46. This news was confirmed by O'Riordan's publicist but her cause of death is not yet known. The Cranberries were set to tour North America in the fall of 2017, including a stop at...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Calling all vinyl-lovers — Winter Detroit City Record Show is coming

Posted By on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 2:14 PM

For most vinyl-lovers, it’s the thrill of the hunt — that rare disc, that must-have addition to your growing collection that threatens to take up more real estate than your actual real estate. Well, thanks to the Winter Detroit City Record Show the hunt has been made a bit...

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Brooklyn nine-piece Turkuaz to bring funk and shimmer to El Club

Posted By on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 1:28 PM

It’s hard to place Brooklyn-based funk nine-piece Turkuaz. But if you had to, placing them somewhere between a rainbow and a disco ball would be rather fitting. This shimmering prismatic soul, power-funk, rock outfit has more charisma in a single sparkled lapel than most bands have in their entire...

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Comedians share their first jokes of the new year at The Ark

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:20 AM

So, a man walks into a bar… no, wait, let’s start over. A man walks into a bar and says to the bartender… shit. That’s not right. Best to leave this to the pros. A tradition that started more than a decade ago in Brooklyn has become a much-anticipated...

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Rick Ross returns to Detroit after 2012 robbery for NYE bash at Masonic

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Rapper Rick Ross seems to have forgiven the Motor City since his tour bus was ransacked and robbed after a Detroit show in 2012. Though his beef might still run deep with Trick Trick, Ross invites us to embrace forgiveness in the new year with the Hood Billionaire...

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Friday, December 29, 2017

3 days, 21 bands: Jam-packed Mittenfest returns for 12th year

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Three days, 21 bands, and one hell of a way to give 2017 the kiss off. In its 12th year, Mittenfest has come a long way. Not only a fundraising event for 826michigan — a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Ypsilanti students ages 6 to 18 with their creative...

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Alt-country outfit Murder By Death to play Magic Stick

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Bloomington, Indiana five-piece Murder by Death may have taken their name from a satirical Robert Moore film, but what they deliver is far removed. Gothic undertones (thanks to bursts of cello and haunting organ keys) with twangy, Wild West tumbleweed vibes is what sets Murder by Death apart from...

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Detroit's Gabriel Brass Band will bring NOLA vibes to PJ's Lager House

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Damn, check out that brass! Long-time local leader of the ever-transportive Gabriel Brass Band, Dameon Gabriel has music in his blood. When his family moved from New Orleans to Detroit in the ’40s, a bit of the Big Easy came with him and we are so glad it did....

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Ska-Punk music fest 'Black Christmas' returns to Majestic Complex

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM

It’s official. The holidays are over. Eff yes! What better way to flip the bird to all that is holly and jolly than to enlist some of the best punks in the biz. The lineup for Black Christmas is full of end-of-the-year angst. The Suicide Machines, Negative Approach, Mustard...

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