Heart Stoppin’ Jelly Roll: A Conversation With Boogaloosa Prayer

August 29, 2013
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Heart Stoppin’ Jelly Roll: A Conversation With Boogaloosa Prayer

Ohio has a knack of unearthing many ‘white-man’s-blues’ gems. Out of the ashes of infamous blues-rock outfit Henry & June, whose tune “Goin’ Back To Memphis” was famously covered by the White Stripes, comes Boogaloosa Prayer. (Half of Henry & June migrated to the Soledad Brothers). The Prayer fuses authentic blues with rock ’n’...
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Saturday At The Hangout-The Story Of My Second Blowout w/ Sponge

April 28, 2013
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Saturday At The Hangout-The Story Of My Second Blowout w/ Sponge

  For my second Blowout, I better understood the happenings in Ham-Town, and (sort of) had a plan to catch as many bands as possible. Arriving at the Polish National Alliance (PNA) hall just short of 9 o’clock, I was able to jump into the middle of Deadbeat Beat’s set, a trippy psych group...
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Bootsey X Celebration at Mario’s Tomorrow, 4/20

April 19, 2013
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Bootsey X Celebration at Mario’s Tomorrow, 4/20

Despite being a hectic day with Record Store Day, I hope you have the time to stop into Mario’s 1477 Grille tomorrow, April 20th, for the Bootsey X celebration. Bootsey has been fighting medical issues for a few years, and your donation of $7 at the door goes directly to Bootsey to help cover...
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The GO at PJ’s Lager House

April 13, 2013
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The GO at PJ’s Lager House

What’s to expect when you go see The Go? They haven’t played in Detroit for over two years, and they just stopped at SXSW to perform a set solely of Fiesta! material, their new album that came out earlier this year,  produced by lead-singer and genius Bobby Harlow. What kind of band goes on...
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Third Man Records Singles Roundup

March 30, 2013
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In the past month or so, Third Man Records released a bunch of singles, some of them part of the continuing Blue Series- where bands passing though Nashville are invited to record a single at Third Man headquarters, to be produced by guitar virtuoso and label owner, Jack White. Two of the new singles...
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Inside Outlaws LIVE LP and Release Show

December 24, 2012
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Inside Outlaws LIVE LP and Release Show

From the rustic look of the cover, it looked to me like it would be another wannabe Indie comp but after a closer look, I see the awesome list of bands on the cover: Doop and the Inside Outlaws, After Dark Amusement Park, Katie Grace, and a ton more. This is Motor City at...
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Jumble,Jumble: Amy Gore / The GO! Unreleased

December 21, 2012
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Jumble,Jumble: Amy Gore / The GO! Unreleased

(Based on the title, no. Amy Gore is not playing with The GO! I have to admit it would be pretty…interesting). Amy Gore and her Valentines In Love  Label: Space Lion By now, if you’re a Detroiter, you should’ve heard the first single off of Amy Gore and her Valentines debut album In Love....
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Christmas Jubilee at the Masonic Temple Featuring Patti Smith-December 16th

December 4, 2012
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Christmas Jubilee at the Masonic Temple Featuring Patti Smith-December 16th

For those who attended Patti Smith’s show at the DIA earlier this year should be eager to catch Smith for the second time this year at the Christmas Jubilee. It’s not just a Patti Smith show though: Vin Dombrowski, Jennifer Westwood and the Waycross Georgia Farmboys, Ty Stone, The Thornbills, and The Curmudgeons (Fabulous...
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Detroit Cobras, Melvin Davis, TYVEK, and Natural Child at PJ’s Lager House

November 25, 2012
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Detroit Cobras, Melvin Davis, TYVEK, and Natural Child at PJ’s Lager House

  This show was actually over a month and a half ago, but better late than never I suppose! The Lager House traded over their event room for a tent in the parking lot September 27th and 28th. It may sound strange, but it worked out perfectly, and it was definitely a night to...
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Third Man Records Announces 14th Vault Package

October 6, 2012
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Third Man Records Announces 14th Vault Package

Third Man Records’ has announced the contents of their 14th Vault package. The package contains a 2LP set of Jack White’s show at the Third Man 3rd anniversary party, a 7″ of Jack White demo’s (Freedom At 21, Love Interruption, and Hypocritical Kiss, respectively) and a photo book compiling behind the scenes pictures of...
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