Two nights at the Fillmore for City and Colour

November 7, 2013
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Two nights at the Fillmore for City and Colour

We caught up with Dallas Green (better known by his recording alias, City and Colour) a few days before he wraps up his North American tour for his latest album, The Hurry and the Harm. When he first looked at the tour schedule, he said it looked very long, and now it’s eight weeks...
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Building Cocktail Culture at Mash in Ann Arbor

October 30, 2013
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Building Cocktail Culture at Mash in Ann Arbor

Craft cocktails are hot stuff right now. We recently spoke with Julia Barden, bar manager of Ann Arbor’s Mash, about what goes into a superior cocktail bar. The setting: Barden says the bar is “low-ceilinged with lots of brickwork, vintage Edison light bulbs, and chalkboard walls for patrons to ‘leave their mark.’” She likens...
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Ann Arbor’s Last Word Serves Superior Cocktails

October 25, 2013
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Ann Arbor’s Last Word Serves Superior Cocktails

Ann Arbor is no stranger to the movement for better cocktails. Recent establishments have kicked their bar offerings up quite a bit, as the high-toned concoctions at Mani Osteria or Lena prove. But one place that is putting pre-Prohibition style and authentic ingredients front and center is an Ann Arbor bar called “The Last...
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The Joy of Better Drinking in Royal Oak

October 21, 2013
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The Joy of Better Drinking in Royal Oak

All week long, celebrating our Slöshed issue, we’ll be looking into some of the top-shelf attractions of local drinking culture. Today, we eyeball Royal Oak’s 212, courtesy of editorial intern Ashley Fagan. —Ed. Adrianne Martin is head bartender at Royal Oak’s 212. The kitchen serves high-quality dishes created from locally produced ingredients. But the bar...
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Speaking about Speakeasies

October 18, 2013
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Speaking about Speakeasies

All week long, celebrating our Slöshed issue, we’ll be looking into some of the top-shelf attractions of local drinking culture. Today, we eyeball Corktown’s Sugar House bar, courtesy of editorial intern Ashley Fagan. —Ed. Open for two years now, the Sugar House has quickly become one of the most talked-about cocktail bars in metro Detroit....
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More DIY reviews

September 16, 2013
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More DIY reviews

  Lola Valley Lola Valley, an all-girl outfit full of energy, took the stage at the Loving Touch Saturday night with a crowd on its feet. Their presence on stage was not to be ignored as the girls sang their hearts out. They meld soul, rock and funk into one hypnotizing show. Colossus Colossus...
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Beggars DIY preview

September 13, 2013
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Beggars DIY preview

While reaching out to several bands playing this weekend’s DIY Street Fair, I heard back from the Beggars’s Steven Tuthill, who was enormously generous with his time. While the band is well known to Detroiters and has been around for many years, I hail from West Michigan, so it was all new to me...
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