McCoy Tyner – what’s in a name?

August 28, 2013
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McCoy Tyner – what’s in a name?

You may or may not know this, but MC5 singer Rob Tyner, born Robin Derminer, took his name from jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. And what a name it is. Think Detroit rock ’n’ roll, and Rob Tyner’s name is right up there with that of Iggy Pop, Mitch Ryder and Bob Seger. Thank McCoy...
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Oscillating Fan Club’s Beast of a New Album (Release show 8/31/13)

August 28, 2013
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Oscillating Fan Club’s Beast of a New Album (Release show 8/31/13)

The two guitarists were too young to drink at the first few shows Oscillating Fan Club played in local bars. But now, pushing 30, Ray Thompson and Pierce Reynolds feel old enough to look back and finally admit what they’d likely known all along, as bandmates. That they’ve got an insatiable “…hunger for pop...
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Who remembers Soul Asylum?

August 28, 2013
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Who remembers Soul Asylum?

’90s alt-rock band Soul Asylum is performing at Arts, Beats & Eats this weekend, playing the Main Stage on Sunday, September 1 at 8 p.m. It has been 20 years since the “Runaway Train” single took an underground band from Minneapolis, already five cult albums into its career, to the mega-heights of MTV and...
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Baby, Park My Car …

August 27, 2013
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Baby, Park My Car …

Meet Shakeel Chohan | Amber in the City … You know the guy at a parking garage, collecting cash and telling you where to park your car? Seemingly, it could be the same person at each garage you go to, you’re not really paying attention anyhow. That’s generally not the person you’d usually strike-up a conversation...
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V-Mart at Catcher?

August 27, 2013
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V-Mart at Catcher?

Why Not? Victor Martinez hadn’t caught for more than two years. But that didn’t stop Tigers manager Jim Leyland from putting Martinez behind the plate in two of the three games the Tigers had on the road against the New York Mets last weekend. Being that the Mets are in the National League and...
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Horror in Detroit with Bruce Campbell and George Barry

August 27, 2013
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Horror in Detroit with Bruce Campbell and George Barry

The Metro Times has just one day left with rising horror author Josh Malerman on the cover. It seems like a good opportunity to revisit a couple more of our local horror heroes. We wrote about George Barry and his movie Death Bed: The Bed That Eats in January 2011, following a period of...
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