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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City Slang: Robin Horlock’s new video

January 27, 2013
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City Slang: Robin Horlock’s new video

Local Anglo-Detroiter songsmith Robin Horlock has a new video available for the love song “Let’s Take Tonight.” Be warned – this is very schlocky and not to be viewed unless you’re feeling particularly over-romantic. If you can watch Notting Hill and Love Actually without sicking in your mouth, go for your life. Horlock says,...
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In Case You Missed It- (with videos): Fred Thomas, Cold Men Young, Frontier Ruckus

January 27, 2013
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Waking up on Sunday…afternoon. What a busy night on the Detroit music scene last night. LucyPalooza at the Tangent Gallery… New bands strutting their experimental post-rock styles at the Lager House… Odu Afrobeat! An indie-pop-minded “Orchestra” at the Magic Stick… A free show of new punk-reconstruction-ists over in Ferndale! Let’s catch our breath with...
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

January 27, 2013
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

The advance word on Sundance was that Park City temperatures hovered somewhere between McMurdo Station, Antarctica and Third Circle of Hell. Dire warnings were issued by friends and colleagues that anything less than Swedish military winter gear would result in the loss of toes, fingers or, perhaps, worse. Tales of wayward film critics wandering...
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City Slang: Howling Diablos gets romantic

January 26, 2013
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City Slang: Howling Diablos gets romantic

The Howling Diablos will headline a Valentine’s evening spectacular on, predictably enough, February 14, at PJ’s Lager House. They say, “Headlining the night of pure Detroit ROCK are kingpins, the Howling Diablos, and joining them are labelmates, Awesome Jarvis & The Whales and newcomers, The Royal Blackbirds, who are currently in studio with Tino...
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City Slang: Juggalos keep fighting back

January 26, 2013
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City Slang: Juggalos keep fighting back

A couple of weeks ago, we published a blog about how Juggalos are coming forward with stories of harassment since the FBI officially labeled them a gang. Here are some more: “I decided to join the Army and when I talked to my recruiter he asked about my tattoos. I told him I had...
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