City Slang: Concert of Colors lineup announced

June 10, 2014
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City Slang: Concert of Colors lineup announced

The lineup for this year’s Concert of Colors Festival, one of Detroit’s best artistic events, has been announced and there is plenty to be excited about. The 7th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue will celebrate Bob Seger’s Live Bullet album and will feature performances by Scott Morgan & The Sights, Spyder Turner, and Blaire...
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City Slang: Destroy This Place to open for Speedy Ortiz

June 9, 2014
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City Slang: Destroy This Place to open for Speedy Ortiz

Speedy Ortiz, the indie rock band from Northampton, Massachusetts, will play Jumbo’s in Detroit on June 18, and local boys Destroy This Place will open the show. DTP man Ryan Allen told us that, “If you’re unfamiliar, Speedy Ortiz is leading the charge as far as indie guitar rock bands go these days. Their...
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Chvrches: Mass will be held at Royal Oak Music Theatre

June 5, 2014
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Chvrches: Mass will be held at Royal Oak Music Theatre

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind year for Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty. The electro pop trio known as Chvrches released their first album and took to the road on what seems like an endless bout of touring. They hit the inaugural U.S. edition of Laneway music festival at Meadow Brook last...
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City Slang: Zombie Apocalypse in Detroit

June 5, 2014
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City Slang: Zombie Apocalypse in Detroit

Zombie Apocalypse II will take place at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit on Saturday June 29. Tagged “Cancer Fears the D,” the show will be a benefit for The American Cancer Society via The Walking Hope for ACS. According to publicist Sue Static, “The Walking Hope is a Chicago-based charity brand created by Bradley...
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City Slang: The Blueflowers and Ryan Dillaha to play Trinity House

June 5, 2014
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City Slang: The Blueflowers and Ryan Dillaha to play Trinity House

Local bands The Blueflowers and Ryan Dillaha will play a show together at the Trinity House Theatre in Livonia on Saturday June 14. Tickets are $15, or $12 for Trinity House subscribers. It’s an alcohol-free show that kicks off at 8 p.m., and it’s all ages. Blueflowers singer Kate Hinote told us that the...
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RIP Steve King

June 4, 2014
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RIP Steve King

Grammy-winning engineer Steve King, a long-time collaborator of Eminem, died on Tuesday June 3 from liver disease at the age of 56. A couple of years ago, King gave MT a tour of the 54 Sound Studios in Ferndale, and he was a wonderfully sweet and gracious host. Despite his numerous achievements, he was...
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Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

June 4, 2014
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Deadly Viper Assassination Squad

There’s no denying that chick musicians can be an anomaly. It’s not that they’re not out there – they just might not be as out there. But that isn’t really why Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, or DVAS, has been busy for the past few months – busier than most bands that have only been...
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City Slang: Detroit musicians to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach

June 4, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit musicians to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach

A band featuring members of the Detroit bands Superbomb, Remnose, and DandyLyon Whine will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach album by playing it in its entirety at Small’s in Hamtramck on June 14 Doors are at 9 p.m. and cover is $6. The musicians, Greg Aubry, Brandon Frye, Jeremy Otto, Marlon Morton,...
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City Slang: Hip-hop and poetry at the 5e Gallery

June 4, 2014
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City Slang: Hip-hop and poetry at the 5e Gallery

There’s something happening, really happening, in a church basement on Cass Avenue in Detroit. Before you experience it, you have to find it and that’s part of the fun. It’s easy enough to find the address on line and then to find the church, but then you have to go around the back and...
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Happy birthday, Suzi Quatro

June 3, 2014
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Happy birthday, Suzi Quatro

  Sending birthday wishes out today to one of Detroit’s most eminent daughters, rock ‘n’ roller Suzi Quatro, who turns 64 today. Born Susan Kay Quatro in 1950 in Detroit, Quatro grew up in a musical family of Detroiters. Her father, Art, was a semi-professional musician who saw that she was classically trained in...
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