City Slang: Weekly music review roundup
Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’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 ’84 and ’88. It’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 that’s ok. We’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, I’m cursed with this English accent and that means that I sound about as “rap” as Dick Van Dyke at his most “pip pip”-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 it’s good to be reminded. Check out DJ King David’s DVDs and mixtapes. The man knows what he’s doing.