Listen to new Jack White track “Lazaretto”

April 21, 2014
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Listen to new Jack White track “Lazaretto”

“Lazaretto,” the lead single from the eponymous forthcoming album from Jack White, is now available to stream, and the track will be available to purchase digitally starting tomorrow. It has a similar sonic palate to 2012′s Blunderbuss. Sample lyrics: “I’m so Detroit I make it rise from the ashes.” This weekend, White cut what he...
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

April 21, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the headliners for the event, which will take place over Labor Day weekend as usual. The 2014 artist in residence will be Joshua Redman. According to the press release, “Redman is known as one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s...
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

April 21, 2014
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

The chairman of the board, Iggy Pop, turned 67 today. Everyone at Detroit Metro Times would like to wish the main man a very happy birthday. This song seems appropriate. Follow @City_Slang
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Reviewing Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

April 21, 2014
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Reviewing Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

Bird Box By Josh Malerman HarperCollins, 293 pp., $25.99. Back in August, we profiled High Strung singer Josh Malerman due to the fact that his book, Bird Box, had earned him a six-figure multi-book deal from HarperCollins, and was going to be made into a movie. We wrote a cover story (a multi-award winning...
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City Slang: Diana Ross to open Freedom Hill season

April 21, 2014
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City Slang: Diana Ross to open Freedom Hill season

Motown legend Diana Ross will open up the Freedom Hill season on Friday, June 13. “We’re thrilled to have one of the greatest Motown singers of all time, Diana Ross, open our facility this season,” said Tom Celani, Owner of Luna Hillside, LLC. “We continue to bring big name talent to our venue and...
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The Ypsilanti mystery pooper saga continues

April 18, 2014
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The Ypsilanti mystery pooper saga continues

Ypsilanti police are still searching for the person dubbed the “mystery pooper.” Someone has been, as the Associated Press politely puts it today, “soiling slides at an Ypislanti playground over the last six months.” So, of course, someone purchased an electronic billboard along I-94 near Huron St. at exit 183 that delivers multiple calls for action:...
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