Passalacqua debut dark new project ‘Church: Revival’ at new Hamtramck performance space

July 24, 2014
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Passalacqua debut dark new project ‘Church: Revival’ at new Hamtramck performance space

Church: Revival is the new project by local rap duo Passalacqua (aka Bryan Lackner and Brent Smith), but it’s more than just a new Passalacqua release. The rappers teamed up with siblings Jax Anderson (frontwoman of rockers Flint Eastwood) and Seth Anderson, who together form the songwriting team called Syblyng (naturally). The result is a cycle of songs that promises to...
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Jurassic 5 holds onto what’s golden

July 24, 2014
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  By Ashley Zlatopolsky It’s been a little over twenty years since iconic ‘90s alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5 first formed in Los Angeles’ Good Life club. Widely regarded as a pivotal influence in the decade’s underground hip-hop movement by critics and fans alike, the six-piece crew consisting of two DJs (Cut Chemist and...
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DJ Josh Cheon shares his favorite darkwave tracks

July 24, 2014
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San Francisco’s Josh Cheon runs the darkwave revival label Dark Entries and is a member of the Honey Soundsystem DJ collective. This Saturday, July 26, Macho City switch out of disco mode and get a little gothic, bringing the Dark Entries 5th Anniversary Tour to town. Synth bands Bézier, Max + Mara, and Redredred will play, and Cheon will spin select...
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Kid Rock ordered to produce dildo in ICP sexual harassment lawsuit

July 21, 2014
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File under “WTF” — attorneys representing former Psychopathic Records publicist Andrea Pellegrini announced Monday that they have subpoenaed Kid Rock to produce a glass dildo as part of Pellegrini’s sexual harassment lawsuit against the Insane Clown Posse’s record label. Pellegrini claims the glass dildo was given to her by Psychopathic Records employee “Dirty Dan” Diamond as part of...
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Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts comes to Artist Village Detroit

July 21, 2014
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On August 2, the annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts makes its way to Detroit’s Redford and Brightmoor Neighborhoods. The event,, which runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., features an array of performers, from music (Passalacqua, Tunde Olaniran, Duane the Brand New Dog) to dance (Wild Spirit, Studio Detroit, Dawn Xiana Moon and Kamrah),...
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The trailer to Passalacqua+Flint Eastwood’s new project gives us goosebumps

July 18, 2014
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Passalacqua and Flint Eastwood joined forces on a new project, the trailer for which was created by the Right Brothers. It’s pretty rad. Watch it here. Passalacqua ‘THE BAPTISM’ featuring Flint Eastwood from The Right Brothers on Vimeo.   http://www.therightbrothersfilm.com/blog//passalacqua-flint-eastwood-the-baptism
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‘Michael Jackson’ to perform at Comerica

July 17, 2014
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Tomorrow night at Comerica Park, before the evening’s game between the Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays, tribute artist Tyuawn Brown will dazzle the crowd with his impersonation of Michael Jackson. Brown has done it before, and says he’ll usually perform near the Tiger dugouts around 5:30 p.m. “Usually, what I do is to...
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Check out Dretraxx’s old-school techno and house choice cuts

July 16, 2014
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The third Friday of every month, DJ Andrew Schireson (aka Dretraxx) hosts Body Worx, an old-school techno, house, and UK garage night at Temple Bar.  Schireson says the playlists of the groundbreaking Detroit radio DJ The Electrifying Mojo shapes his sets at Body Worx. “The music on Mojo’s show would have unapologetic dance tunes well...
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Jim Diamond says Ghetto Recorders is being priced out of downtown

July 14, 2014
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After 18 years of working in an unassuming former poultry processing facility-turned-recording studio, Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recorders says he is being priced out of downtown Detroit, the Detroit News reports. Diamond and his studio are  noted for capturing, if not creating, the sounds of the “garage rock” revival of the early 2000s, having...
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Jessica Hernandez’s Secret Evil to release at the Magic Stick on August 20

July 9, 2014
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Jessica Hernandez’s Secret Evil to release at the Magic Stick on August 20

Detroit-based music group Jessica Hernandez and the Delta’s have officially announced the release of their first full length record, Secret Evil, which will hit the streets (and be available for digital download) on Friday, August 19.  And a special record release show is planned to celebrate the album at the Magic Stick on August...
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