James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

April 24, 2014
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James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

The Magic Bag in Ferndale will host James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets on Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. A press release reads, “James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on...
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City Slang: Dead Kennedys to have a holiday in Detroit

April 24, 2014
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City Slang: Dead Kennedys to have a holiday in Detroit

The Dead Kennedys, still with local boy Klaus Flouride in the ranks, will play St. Andrew’s Hall on Tuesday, June 24. Alongside Flouride and fellow original members East Bay Ray and DH Peligro, the current lineup includes singer Ron “Skip” Greer, taking the place of Jello Biafra. Downtown Brown will open that show, which...
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City Slang: Music review roundup

April 22, 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. The Sugar Clouds’ Partners Don’t Do That (They Watch and be Amazed) (Wax Splat) is a nostalgic look at the psychedelic days of ’60s grooviness. Even the album cover...
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Listen to new Jack White track “Lazaretto”

April 21, 2014
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“Lazaretto,” the lead single from the eponymous forthcoming album from Jack White, is now available to stream, and the track will be available to purchase digitally starting tomorrow. It has a similar sonic palate to 2012′s Blunderbuss. Sample lyrics: “I’m so Detroit I make it rise from the ashes.” This weekend, White cut what he...
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

April 21, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the headliners for the event, which will take place over Labor Day weekend as usual. The 2014 artist in residence will be Joshua Redman. According to the press release, “Redman is known as one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s...
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

April 21, 2014
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

The chairman of the board, Iggy Pop, turned 67 today. Everyone at Detroit Metro Times would like to wish the main man a very happy birthday. This song seems appropriate. Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Diana Ross to open Freedom Hill season

April 21, 2014
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City Slang: Diana Ross to open Freedom Hill season

Motown legend Diana Ross will open up the Freedom Hill season on Friday, June 13. “We’re thrilled to have one of the greatest Motown singers of all time, Diana Ross, open our facility this season,” said Tom Celani, Owner of Luna Hillside, LLC. “We continue to bring big name talent to our venue and...
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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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