Midsummer Meltdown: DJ’s converging on Majestic Saturday

July 22, 2011
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In accordance with this week’s heat, the name is only fitting. Midsummer Meltdown goes down Saturday night at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. P.L.U.Rfect, along with Dat Slik and Burst Audio, have gathered a healthy selection of DJ’s from around the country to spin through 150,000 watts and over 60 subwoofers. In other words,...
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Global Dance Fest Recap: Crazed Kids Rave Royal Oak

July 18, 2011
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Global Dance Fest Saturday, July 16 in Royal Oak The last stop for the traveling Global Dance Festival was Saturday at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Skrillex, Porter Robinson and Zedd performed to a packed crowd until about 2 a.m., finishing on “Happy Birthday” for Porter who’d just turned a sprightly 19. Despite a...
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Local Global Dance

July 15, 2011
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Young’un electronic up-comers are set to dish out hearing loss Saturday night. Zedd, Porter Robinson and headliner Skrillex announced the final stop of their Global Dance tour a few months back, so the day’s finally here for dub dudes and bass heads to do their thing in Royal Oak. Having played together for a...
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Beyond Rothbury: At Electric Forest Fest, ‘more is more’

July 6, 2011
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Leagues of the weird returned to Rothbury this past weekend for the Electric Forest Festival. Known simply as Rothbury in 2008 and 2009, Madison House brought the fest back after a hiatus in 2010. This year, like the name would suggest, was electronic music heavy, a change from previous years. From Thursday to Sunday,...
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App-titude: 3 great new tools for iPads, iPhones and Droids

June 23, 2011
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App-titude: 3 great new tools for iPads, iPhones and Droids

Every month there are thousands of new mobile device apps as software evolves to match increasingly powerful hardware. This summer the pace continues with release dates set for some exciting new technologies across various carriers. They range from useful tools to mere time-killers. Here are three already available apps that caught our attention: •...
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Em and Royce: Bad Meets Evil Again

June 16, 2011
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Em and Royce: Bad Meets Evil Again

Bad Meets Evil   Hell: The Sequel It’s been more than a decade since the last official Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” collaboration, too long a wait for hardcore hip-hop enthusiasts. I’ve been a longtime fan of Royce and most of Eminem’s early Slim Shady stuff (but his material in the last decade has...
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Taking Back the Park

June 6, 2011
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Taking Back the Park

Last Friday evening around 5:30 P.M., some 100 protesters gathered at Riverside Park in Detroit underneath the great blue span of the Ambassador Bridge to tear down what Matty Moroun had put up: a 150 foot fence cutting off parts of the park and a section of Jefferson Avenue. Mr. Moroun is the owner...
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Jack on Jack: Lessenberry on the late Kevorkian

June 3, 2011
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Jack on Jack: Lessenberry on the late Kevorkian

After struggling with kidney problems for a number of years, Michigan’s Jack “Dr. Death” Kevorkian passed away earlier today at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Aged 83, Kevorkian has always been a polarizing figure and in the past 20 years the on-and-off subject of national attention. The University of Michigan graduate pathologist was ever...
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New Sounds for Tenured Festival

May 27, 2011
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New Sounds for Tenured Festival

Outside of traditional techno acts and strictly minimal DJs, this year’s Movement lineup includes some rather spirited groups encompassing the far corners of electronic music, wooing audiences with disco-infused soundscapes, electric soul, and melodic synth funk. Stripped down four-on-the-floor techno’s great, but it’s refreshing to have an array of styles, sounds and personas to...
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