Q & A with rapper Chuck Inglish

April 8, 2014
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Q & A with rapper Chuck Inglish

“Prolific” is a term thrown around a lot these days, especially with how easy it is to produce your own music, but Chuck Inglish owns the term. One half of rap duo The Cool Kids, the Mount Clemens born and bred musician has four acclaimed solo EPs under his belt and is set to...
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City Slang: Fuzz Fest this weekend

April 8, 2014
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City Slang: Fuzz Fest this weekend

Fuzz Fest, a three-day celebration of Michigan rock ‘n’ roll, takes place at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti from Thursday, April 10 to Saturday, April 12. There will be two stages over the three nights, and 33 awesome Michigan bands. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $7 each night,...
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City Slang: Music review roundup

April 8, 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. Awesome Jarvis and the Whales’ Ride the Whale! (Funky D) kicks off with the song “Ass Cracks” and the line, “If I was put in charge, the first thing...
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City Slang: Jack White to play the Fox Theatre and the Masonic Temple in July

April 7, 2014
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City Slang: Jack White to play the Fox Theatre and the Masonic Temple in July

Just announced – Jack White will headline at the Fox Theatre on July 28, and then at the Masonic Temple on July 30, as part of his tour for the LAZARETTO album, out June 10. Tickets go on sale Friday April 11 at 10 a.m. Here’s the press release: “Jack White has announced his...
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Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

April 7, 2014
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Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

This year’s Stars & Stripes Festival will be headlined by Bret Michaels, country singer Josh Gracin, and George Clinton. The event takes place June 26-29 at Freedom Hill. They say, “Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, Funfest Productions is adding a fourth day and the event will now kickoff on Thursday, June...
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City Slang: Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Fest returning to Royal Oak

April 4, 2014
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City Slang: Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Fest returning to Royal Oak

The Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Festival will take place at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Friday, April 11. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 VIP), and cover is $25-$50. The bill features Keller & the Keel, the Ragbirds, Catfish Mafia, and the Crave Wives. They say, “Grand Circus Media, Liquid Events Detroit, and...
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City Slang: Not Without a Fight signs deal with Brain Fuse

April 4, 2014
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City Slang: Not Without a Fight signs deal with Brain Fuse

Detroit pop-punk band Not Without a Fight has signed a record deal with Virginia-based label Brain Fuse Records. The label also has the likes of the Stillwater, Boom Kinetic!, Another Close Call, and Dreamwalk on its roster. You can find out more here. They say, “The Detroit 5-piece formed in 2012, comprised of members...
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Duendesday at the Loving Touch

April 3, 2014
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Duendesday at the Loving Touch

As ever, Jeff Howitt and Duende! put together a killer bill for April’s Duendesday. Unfortunately, according to the ever-charming Howitt this may have been the last event for a while. The good news is that at least three of the bands of the bands that played on Wednesday night are playing the Blowout –...
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City Slang: DMA acoustic showcase at Zumba

April 2, 2014
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City Slang: DMA acoustic showcase at Zumba

The Detroit Music Awards Foundation will host an acoustic showcase on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Zumba Mexican Grille in Royal Oak. There will be performances from Carolyn Striho & Scott Dailey, Corktown Popes, Frankie D’Angelo, Gia Warner, Ryan Dillaha, and Tom Butwin. Pay a $5 donation at the door,...
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Jack White announces new album ‘Lazaretto’

April 1, 2014
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With Jack White, it’s never a question as to if he will release new music soon, but rather how, releasing a steady stream of albums as part of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson — or more recently, under his own name. Today, Third Man Records announced Jack...
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