City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

April 18, 2014
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City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

It’s a really, very cool idea. Paxahau, the good people behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, are hosting a series of warm-up events, or previews, to the big festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, Movement moved into the Urban Coffee Bean on Grand River in Detroit. While Dj AvA and...
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The Record Store Day Guide for metro Detroit

April 17, 2014
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This Saturday, audiophiles across the world will venture out to their favorite independent record stores in search of limited releases that quickly become collectors items. The third Saturday of April marks the fairly new international holiday Record Store Day. There are certainly dos and don’ts to know for RSD — like where to shop, and how to...
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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

April 17, 2014
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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that a new DEMF festival would...
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City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

April 16, 2014
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City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, and there is plenty going on in metro Detroit and Michigan. Of special interest to us is Chiodos’ 7” single “R2ME2/Let Me Get You A Towel,” Mayer Hawthorne & Shintaro Skamoto’s 7” “Wine Glass Woman/In a Phantom,” Chuck Inglish & Action Bronson’s 7” “Game Time,” Chuck...
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City Slang: Margaret Doll Rod to play EP release show in May

April 16, 2014
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City Slang: Margaret Doll Rod to play EP release show in May

Margaret Doll Rod will celebrate the release of her new EP, Margaret, with a show at PJ’s Lager House on Saturday, May 10. A statement reads, “The EP contains 3 new original songs and one Chrome Cranks cover with Italian actress Asia Argento singing background vocals. Margaret moved to Italy after the end of...
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City Slang: Music review roundup

April 15, 2014
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City Slang: Music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Ricky Rat’s Tokyo Pop/Glitter People (New Fortune) 7” single highlights all that’s great about the Trash Brats guitarist, but also his limitations. The man can write a bubblegum rock...
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

April 14, 2014
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

The schedule for Blowout 17, taking place Wednesday April 30 to Saturday May 3 in Hamtramck, Detroit and Ferndale, is available to see now. Visit MtBlowout.com to see the schedule and plan your festival. Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

April 14, 2014
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

The Trash Brats hardly ever play live anymore, so each show feels like an event. Wandering around Small’s in Hamtramck late Saturday night, there’s a near-carnival atmosphere in the air. The Brats were never supposed to be taken seriously, but years on-and-off the radar have given the band the gift of respect born out...
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

April 10, 2014
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

Chicago-based band High Spirits will play at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, April 18. The bill will also feature Ft. Wayne band Lurking Corpses, and Dark Psychosis. Though High Spirits are coming from Chi-Town, drummer Ian Sugierski is a Detroiter, and formerly a member of Wolfbait, the Meatmen, Blue Snaggletooth and many more. The...
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder and Wilson up for Metal Hammer awards

April 9, 2014
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder and Wilson up for Metal Hammer awards

Ryan Knight, guitarist with local metal band the Black Dahlia Murder, has been nominated for the “Dimebag Darrel Shredder” award at the Metal Hammer magazine Golden Gods 2014. The full list of nominees can be seen here. You can register to vote for our home boy here too. In addition, Wilson are up for...
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