Covenant House Michigan Benefit Concert

March 23, 2014
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Covenant House Michigan Benefit Concert

Detroit based non-profit Covenant House Michigan provides services and support to homeless, runaway, at-risk youth (age 13-22) who struggle with a variety of issues: unemployment, inadequate education, drugs, gangs and violence. A quintet of local bands are performing at the New Dodge to raise awareness for CHM and its services, which includes providing food,...
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POWER (ft. Passalacqua + Flint Eastwood)

March 19, 2014
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POWER (ft. Passalacqua + Flint Eastwood)

Passalaqua have powered back up. This video’s exhibit A.) But, really, the local rap-duo (and recent Kresge Fellows) have been steadily getting back into the show-circuit with some performances after a spell spent more so out of the spotlight and behind-the-scenes. Well, behind said-scenes, they were working on music with genre-splicing rock-outfit Flint Eastwood,...
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Destroy This Snow… with a hard-rock show: Thursday

March 1, 2014
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Destroy This Snow… with a hard-rock show: Thursday

We are no longer groovy. No longer zen about all this. We are pissed… Winter’s been going on TOO damn long, here in Michigan. There’s a time for pop-music and for soothing soul and there’s a time for sugary synth-rock… There’s a time for rap, too – be it chill or be it slamming....
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True Prayer: ‘Santiparo’s Kickstarter’

February 28, 2014
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True Prayer: ‘Santiparo’s Kickstarter’

A report filed by writer Phreddy Wischusen, detailing the heavy, heartening story of a singer, a kicktarter campaign, a spiritual awakening and an album… -posted here by Jeff Milo words by Wiscusen songs by Alan Scheurman     ‘True Prayer’ Santiparro’s Kickstarter shows the man in the mirror, under the microscope By Phreddy Wischusen...
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DEJJ mixtape and Mister’s “Old Town”

February 6, 2014
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DEJJ mixtape and Mister’s “Old Town”

Just a couple of things (a mixtape and a new music video) to start off your weekend.   Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (a duo Michigan-bred multifaceted pop-songwriters: Daniel Epstein and Joshua Epstein) are constantly experimenting – even out on their tour bus. They were busy playing with lots of loops and samples between shows,...
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‘Passing’ (Feb 1-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum)

January 26, 2014
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‘Passing’ (Feb 1-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum)

Passing is a thought-provoking, poignant one-woman show (involving 10 characters), inspired by the true story of Minerva Roulhac and her remarkable decision NOT to “pass” for white. Touching the hearts of thousands of theatre goers, Passing started Off-Broadway, premiering to sold-out audiences and eventually touring to the Midwest and to the heart of the south.   Minerva...
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Listening To: Child Bite & Phil Anselmo — Morbit Hits

January 24, 2014
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Listening To: Child Bite & Phil Anselmo — Morbit Hits

You would be amazed at how much music can happen, can explode, in the space of five seconds. This might be the most refreshingly scary thing you listen to all year. Yes, I know it’s not even February. Child Bite teamed up with punk-legend Phil Anselmo to cover five songs originally only found on...
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Listening to: Gentleman Jack by Kopelli

January 20, 2014
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Listening to: Gentleman Jack by Kopelli

A Toast. Cheers. “Salud / Celebrating like we got it all” –   Kopelli Gentleman Jack “Salud.”  That’s where Kopelli leaves us, as his debut solo album’s closing ballad unwinds, “Celebrating like we got it all.” That mentality, celebration of self and of one’s support network despite life’s inevitable hard knocks, dominates this local...
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Listening to: Dum Dum Girls (3.30 -in Ferndale)

January 19, 2014
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Listening to: Dum Dum Girls (3.30 -in Ferndale)

Too True Sub Pop For a band tagged as “garage-rock” when it debuted five years ago, Dum Dum Girls have proven to be more moody new-wave with their delicately distorted vocals and shimmying rhythms. Their most startlingly pretty moments come in their quieter refrains; they bloom in their downbeat slow-dance ballads and they shine...
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Malkmus & the Jicks in Ferndale

January 17, 2014
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Malkmus & the Jicks in Ferndale

Wig Out At Jag Bags Matador The opening track’s guitars have a spacey-sounding warble lilted over a marching beat and they matche the timbre of our vocalist’s verse as it shuffles in its sing-speak delivery in a tone far from perfect or pretty, but cool and inviting, nonetheless. Stephen Malkmus doesn’t have a polished voice for...
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