City Slang: Global Fridays from February

January 20, 2013
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City Slang: Global Fridays from February

The Arab American National Museum in Dearborn will be hosting Global Fridays from February 8. First up will be the Michigan premier of Italian traditional music and dance band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. March 22 will see finger-style acoustic guitarist Glenn Jones’ first area show in five years. They say, “The season lineup features the...
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City Slang: Dirty Show opens February 8

January 19, 2013
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City Slang: Dirty Show opens February 8

The 14th Dirty Show will kick off on February 8, as ever at Bert’s Warehouse in Detroit. The exhibition will feature guest artist Gregory De La Haba, and work from, Olivia De Berardinis, Curator, Lenora Claire and Stage Door Johnnies and hundreds of Provocative Artists. There are usually all sorts of performance artists, musos...
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City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat at the Lager House

January 19, 2013
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City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat at the Lager House

There probably isn’t such a thing as a bad time to see Bill Grogan’s Goat, but on a freezing January Thursday night in Corktown, at PJ’s Lager House, they’re just about perfect. It’s tough to point out exactly why. Maybe it’s because we know that Ireland and Scotland are far from the warmest of...
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City Slang: Five years in Detroit

January 17, 2013
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City Slang: Five years in Detroit

January 17 is a very special day in my year. It is exactly five years ago today that I jumped on a plane in London, nearly all of my belongings packed away in storage, and I flew to the promised land of Detroit. I didn’t have a job secured, I really didn’t know what...
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WSPR’s Circulates a new MichMusic Mindset

January 16, 2013
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WSPR’s Circulates a new MichMusic Mindset

Perhaps a traditional approach to public relations, (i.e. one client, one band, one catchy message,) is just too narrow for such an active scene as Detroit. Workspace PR (WSPR), bolstered by a quartet current/former musicians who’ve paid their dues “on the scene” and on tours, hope to cast a wide net of awareness, promoting...
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Magnum OPUS

January 16, 2013
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Magnum OPUS

Magnum OPUS aka  Marcus Morgan may yet become the Guinness World Record holder for “Longest Freestyle Rap” – honoring his sustaining for 13 hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds…late last year. The case workers for Guinness are still reviewing the tapes, but we can expect an official announcement soon.  It’s (just about) official now: Michigan’s...
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