City Slang: Juggalo Day, wait, Weekend?

February 1, 2013
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City Slang: Juggalo Day, wait, Weekend?

Legions of rabid ICP fans will be delighted to hear that this year, Juggalo Day is being extended into Juggalo Weekend on February 16 and 17. Yep, that’s a whole weekend of Faygo guzzling, make-up and kooky laughs. They say, “Originally planned as a one-day salute to the family unity that binds Juggalos all...
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“Right to Work” goes to court

January 31, 2013
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The ACLU has just issued a press release announcing a court challenge to Michigan’s recently enacted “Right to Work” law. In out interview with UAW president Bob King that’s in this week’s paper, he provided a heads up that a legal challenge was in the works, but didn’t indicate that the ACLU would be...
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City Slang: The Stooges get ready to die

January 30, 2013
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City Slang: The Stooges get ready to die

The follow up to the Stooges’ 2007 The Weirdness album will be called Ready to Die. It’ll be the first to feature James Williamson on guitar since Raw Power, and the first Stooges album ever to not feature sadly deceased guitarist (and Raw Power bassist) Ronnie Asheton. Williamson has produced the album, Mike Watt...
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City Slang: Battlecross back in the studio

January 29, 2013
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City Slang: Battlecross back in the studio

Local power metal titans Battlecross, signed to Metal Blade Records, are going into the studio next month to record the follow-up to the 2011 debut Pursuit of Honor. According to a press release, “Battlecross will look to Mark Lewis and crew at Audiohammer Studios in Florida to record their follow up to 2011/2012′s breakout...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

January 28, 2013
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to...
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EXCLUSIVE Premier: The Kickstand Band (video) “Still Thinking of You Tonight”

January 28, 2013
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EXCLUSIVE Premier: The Kickstand Band (video) “Still Thinking of You Tonight”

The Kickstand Band’s guitarist/singer Gordon Smith found out about the inherently stressful challenges of “video shoots” back in 10th grade when he attempted a musical re-imagining Robocop in the gallant role of Don Quixote.   So it’s been more than ten years since the songwriter got in front of a camera. He, with Allison...
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