City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

August 27, 2013
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 733 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Rock ’n’ Roll Monkey is, as we’ve said before, the best band name in the world. The band’s new album (or perhaps it’s a double mini-album) is called Rocket...
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Doss The Artist & Hir-O

August 27, 2013
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Doss The Artist w/Hir-O 9 Lives Self-Release Gabriel Doss considers himself and producer Hir-O to be more on the exterior of this current hip-hop crop. Their divergence from traditionally perceived sensibilities of the rap genre is displayed not only on their electro-centric recordings and conceptual arrangements, but also when the young emcee name drops...
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City Slang: Ten things Detroit can learn from Miley Cyrus

August 26, 2013
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City Slang: Ten things Detroit can learn from Miley Cyrus

1. If you grind Robin Thicke while sticking your tongue out, the buzz on the net will quit focusing on bankruptcy. Get to work, Kevyn Orr. 2. Teddy Bears are not sexy, unless you’re a furry. The furry market is increasingly lucrative though, and we have houses to fill in Detroit. Grinding a teddy...
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Times Shamrock Announces Sale of Alt-Weekly Division

August 26, 2013
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Times Shamrock Announces Sale of Alt-Weekly Division

DETROIT—Times Shamrock Communications announced today that it is placing its alternative weekly division on the market for sale, which includes the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s largest weekly publication. The Metro Times is one of five properties in Times Shamrock’s alt-weekly portfolio; other weeklies in the division now on the market include San Antonio Current,...
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Songs For A Self Conscious Summer

August 26, 2013
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New(-ish) songs circling the indie-rock galaxy vary from dread to doubt to a blunt takedown. MGMT snared everyone’s attention when, five years ago, they set fire to underground dancefloors with instant, hook-heavy synth pop juicers like “Kids,” “Time To Pretend,” and “Electric Feel.” It was a triple whammy of quirky yet fairly simple pop...
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Remembering The Stuff

August 26, 2013
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Remembering The Stuff

While we still have Josh Malerman on the cover, it seems a good time to revisit The Stuff, a horror film from 1985 starring Detroiter Michael Moriarty. Thanks to the glorious people at Netflix, The Stuff is available to watch at will, which is great. Kinda. Here’s the thing; I remember being about 10-years-old,...
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