Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

July 9, 2014
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Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

Sylvester Long was born and raised in Detroit. In 1985, at age 26, he went to prison, and served 15 years in 16 different Michigan facilities. “To all of my sisters” is a poem he wrote in 1986, while incarcerated. He sent it to MT last week. It moved us, so we thought we’d...
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Disclosure’s Wild Life show series comes to Freedom Hill

July 7, 2014
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Disclosure’s Wild Life show series comes to Freedom Hill

Earlier this year British electronic duo Disclosure announced a short series of concerts that would take place around the United States. This traveling music festival, known as Wild Life,  has included artists like Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kaytranada, Green Velvet, and more. Announced for a stint at Sterling Height’s Freedom Hill on August 2,...
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Goober & the Peas, Heartless Bastards, and more to play Pig & Whiskey

July 3, 2014
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Goober & the Peas will bring their special brand of “cowpunk” to Metro Times‘ Pig & Whiskey event on Saturday, July 19. (Never heard of ‘em? Before he was a White Stripe, Jack White was known to play drums for these guys in the ’90s.) Be prepared to get covered in hay. (Don’t ask.) The event...
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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

July 3, 2014
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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

There was a time when jazz was the very definition of cool, back when the beat writers would fill their frail bodies with copious amount of anything and then fuck the first human with a pulse to cross their path. Jazz was once at least as rebellious, subversive and exciting as punk rock, filled...
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Jessica Hernandez Hangs with Steve Madden

July 1, 2014
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Detroit darling and soulful songstress Jessica Hernandez recently hung out with a Steve Madden staffer at Mary Meyer and Friends Vintage in Brooklyn where she talked about her background working at one of the brand’s shoe stores in Chicago while in college and how she met her bandmates. The entirety of the candid interview was...
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Just Buzzo and his Guitar — an interview with the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne

July 1, 2014
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  It’s incredibly difficult to start a band and make a career out of it, let alone keep that band productive and relevant for thirty straight years, but somehow Buzz Osborne has been able to do that with Melvins. The ever productive King Buzzo recently released This Machine Kills Artists, his first solo acoustic...
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Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

June 30, 2014
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Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

Palace Sports and Entertainment has announced they will run a $20 ticket blitz from July 1 through July 6, offering discounted tickets for shows from now until September for concerts taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. The $20 price also includes parking and fees. The blitz will begin tomorrow,...
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Aaliyah biopic on hold

June 30, 2014
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A planned biopic for Lifetime Television about the late Detroit R&B singer Aaliyah has hit several production snags, Rolling Stone reports. The latest snag for the tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B occurred when 17-year-old actress Zendaya Coleman dropped out of the project, announced Sunday via Lifetime’s Twitter.  No reason was given, but the...
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Lt. baD’s The Crackdown

June 30, 2014
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Lt. baD’s The Crackdown

Patrolling a newer, spaced out, blown-up beat. There’s a line one crosses where retro or revivalism becomes more of an ardent reenactment – just as Detroit-based duo Lt. baD have wormed their way back 30 years to Bronx basketball courts blasting “Planet-Rock(ing)” jams for nimble breakdancers. Here’s a sample, “Electrobooty Freakland”  …which, in aesthetic...
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MT gets an extra dose of fuckery with Chad Nicefield of Wilson

June 26, 2014
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MT gets an extra dose of fuckery with Chad Nicefield of Wilson

I’ve spoken with Wilson’s Chad Nicefield quite a few times. The first time, a story that always brings me great joy to retell, he followed up with my boss after, alerting my superior that he was sure he had offended me as I’d abruptly ended our phone call after he’s brought up his boner....
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