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Monday, February 25, 2019

Wu-Tang Clan include metro Detroit date for '36 Chambers' anniversary

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Legendary east coast hip-hop crew Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) with a special metro Detroit performance. It was revealed Monday via Wu-Tang Clan's Facebook that they will take the stage at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre in...

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Detroit's Senate Theatre to host 'Bird Box' screening and signing with author Josh Malerman

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Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Leave your blindfolds at home, folks. The gloom and doom Netflix horror flick Bird Box is getting the big screen treatment at the Senate Theater with a special engagement and book signing with New York Times Bestselling author (and Michigan’s own) Josh Malerman. Based on the 2014 novel, Bird Box...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Minimalist synth lord John Maus returns to Detroit with 'Addendum'

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM

While a button-up dress shirt, slacks, and a shaggy head of hair might not scream untamed experimental synth performer, John Maus defies his uniform. His wildly expressive, hypogenic, pop-laced, Ian Curtis-esque live performances and his shimmering synth catharsis has helped the 38-year-old forge a cult following. His latest tour...

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Wayne State University parodies Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' and it's stuck in our damn heads

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 11:13 AM

"Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide." If these random ass words mean anything to you, you might just be a Billy Jewel – a fan of uptown guy, Billy Joel.  While there may be a rare breed of millennial that unironically enjoys the musical stylings of the balding "Piano Man" we can't help...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Poncho Sanchez and James Carter to honor John Coltrane at Orchestra Hall

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Pioneer and saxophonist John William Coltrane was just 40 years old when he died — and yet, he managed to leave behind an incomparable legacy. He was even adopted as a saint and is actively worshipped at the Yardbird Temple turned Coltrane Church in California. Few are better suited...

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Juan Atkins to perform Motor City Wine for Deep Space Radio fundraiser

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Detroit's own Godfather of Techno will be performing an intimate DJ set in Corktown on Saturday, Dec. 1. Juan Atkins will take the decks at Motor City Wine to help raise money in support of his Deep Space Radio brand. Though the online radio station was launched in 2014 by...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Sun Ra Arkestra brings their space-age sonic invasion to El Club

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Sun Ra Arkestra is not your grandfather’s jazz. In fact, it could be argued that Sun Ra Arkestra is not planet Earth’s jazz. Sonic innovator, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra, born Herman Poole Blount, pioneered big-band orchestration with the cosmic use of electronics. He even claimed he was from...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bad Reputation — the new Taylor Swift will slither through Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Old Taylor can’t come to the stage right now because, well, she’s dead you guys, and new Tay-Tay is out for “Bad Blood.” At least this is what pop music’s number one heartbreaker (and seemingly eternally heartbroken) Taylor Swift claims on her latest record, Reputation, making her the reigning...

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival lineup includes Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Stef Chura, Awesome Dre, and more

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 1:57 PM

The lineup for the 39th edition of the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival has been announced. For nearly four decades, Hamtramck has celebrated the working class with a kick-ass blowout along the main drag of Joseph Campau. The festival, which will take place Sept. 1-3, will keep with tradition, returning...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Roving music house prepares for weekend residency at Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 12:27 PM

A little bit of the Big Easy will call Detroit home this weekend when a popular interactive music installation visits Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum. Conceptualized and brought to life by New Orleans Airlift (a nonprofit focused on creating large-scale community art, and known best for their world-famous Music Box...

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