City Slang: Weekly music review roundup
Remember â€“ if you send it, it will get reviewed. Thatâ€™s the City Slang promise. It doesnâ€™t matter what genre the music is â€“ as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, itâ€™ll get in. Preferably, weâ€™d like to concentrate on new releases but, while weâ€™re getting warmed up here, feel free to send back catalog material too. Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, City Slang, Metro Times, 733, St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shy is a band never afraid to send us some back catalog material, and this week Larry Decker and the boys blessed da Slang with a cassette tape packed with songs they recorded between â€™84 and â€™88. Itâ€™s all pretty good stuff too, if you like your rock on the soft side. Think the Cars and Bad English getting together to cover a Meatloaf ballad. Sweet.
DJ King David is another chappy not afraid to overload us with product, and thatâ€™s ok. Weâ€™re good with that. This week, we received a second mega-package from his royal highness, this one including the DVDs Detroit Streets Vol. III, Vo. 7, Dipset Invades Detroit and Waka Flocka Flame. Now, Iâ€™m cursed with this English accent and that means that I sound about as â€śrapâ€ť as Dick Van Dyke at his most â€śpip pipâ€ť-ish. However, I can report that there is some seriously hard music on these discs, and that means that there is some serious hip-hop talent in the city. We already knew that, but itâ€™s good to be reminded. Check out DJ King Davidâ€™s DVDs and mixtapes. The man knows what heâ€™s doing.