Is this it for Phil Coke?

August 22, 2013
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Is this it for Phil Coke?

In this week’s edition of the blog, I’ll take a look at Phil Coke, who was sent down to the minors following Tuesday’s loss to the Minnesota Twins. Though Coke has been a household name for more than a few years in Detroit, this move had been coming for quite some time now. He was...
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City Slang: Sponge replaces Puddle of Mudd at Arts Beats and Eats

August 22, 2013
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City Slang: Sponge replaces Puddle of Mudd at Arts Beats and Eats

Apparently, there is a God and he isn’t quite as pissed with Metro Detroit as we might have thought. Violently terrible Kansas City alt-post-grunge monstrosity Puddle of Mudd have pulled out of this year’s Arts Beats & Eats Festival, with our own far superior Sponge replacing them. It could have something to do with...
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City Slang: KerryTown BookFest coming soon

August 22, 2013
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City Slang: KerryTown BookFest coming soon

The KerryTown BookFest takes place on Sunday, September 8 in Ann Arbor. All of the info can be found here. Of interest to music fans will be the panel titled Michigan Narratives: From Motown to Iggy Pop, which will be moderated by yours truly. Consider my own horn tooted. I’ll be speaking to Peter...
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Tony Hawk Visits Detroit Skate Park

August 21, 2013
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Tony Hawk Visits Detroit Skate Park

International skateboarding star Tony Hawk touched down today at Detroit’s Ride It Sculpture Park (the subject of last week’s cover story) at about 1:30 p.m. The park, largely funded by a grant — the largest ever — from the Tony Hawk Foundation, had been spruced up over the last week, the exuberant graffiti scrubbed...
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MC Hammer vs. Starship

August 21, 2013
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MC Hammer vs. Starship

Both MC Hammer and Starship (featuring Mickey Thomas) are performing on the Main Stage at Arts Beats & Eats this year, albeit on different days. If you were only planning on going for one day this leaves you with one hell of a dilemma. Allow us to help. In one corner, we have the...
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City Slang: Boldy James heading on tour

August 21, 2013
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City Slang: Boldy James heading on tour

Local rapper Boldy James is preparing to hit the road with Mobb Deep on that act’s 20th Anniversary tour. James has had a busy 2013 thus far, and next week he drops his “Jammin – 30: In The Morning” mixtape exclusively on Livemixtapes. Bonus content will be available via the app LISNR. His publicist...
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