City Slang: Marshall Crenshaw to headline Michigan State Fair

July 31, 2013
By
City Slang: Marshall Crenshaw to headline Michigan State Fair

Power-pop legend Marshall Crenshaw will headline the fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair on Labor Day weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. More information about the event, which will also feature Stewart Francke and George Bedard, can be found here. They say, “The 2013 State Fair, now a private entity, will be a...
Read more »

Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

Tearin’ Down The House

July 31, 2013
By
Tearin’ Down The House

So, you live in Detroit and have been wondering for a while  now what’s going on with that vacant, dilapidated  eyesore next door. Repeated calls to the city haven’t  produced any clear answers. What’s a person to do? The answer – thanks to the good folks at the nonprofit Data Driven Detroit and the...
Read more »

Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

July 31, 2013
By
Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

    Last Saturday night, a stone’s throw from the site of Tiger Stadium, diners at Corktown’s new Italian restaurant and bar, Ottava Via, unanimously put down their forks and beverages to applauded Miguel Cabrera, who had just hit a homer on his first at bat since returning from the disabled list. We’d dropped...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Eat | 1 Comment »

In Defense of Hipsters

July 31, 2013
By
In Defense of Hipsters

A recent poll says that just 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters. That’s a pretty surprising statistic. Comparing this to other recent polls, it means more Americans have a favorable view of George Bush, socialism, Islam, the federal government and Sarah Palin than they do hipsters. More Americans even view...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Catch-All | 16 Comments »

Where are Detroit’s Sugar Daddies Now?

July 30, 2013
By
astroglide

When Detroit has two billionaire sugar daddies, how could it possibly go bankrupt? With One-Percenters like Mr. Basketball and Mr. Baseball/Hockey buying up Detroit faster than the Vatican pays hush money, you’d think  Detroit’s pimps’ wallets were just too big to fail. But somehow they did. A sugar daddy is like a genie —...
Read more »

Posted in Catch-All | 2 Comments »

City Slang: Amy Gore and Her Valentines album now available through Bloodshot

July 30, 2013
By
City Slang: Amy Gore and Her Valentines album now available through Bloodshot

Amy Gore & Her Valentines’ In Love album has just been released on colored vinyl through Bloodshot Records. They say, “Amy Gore and her Valentines have pure Detroit pedigrees in spades – their musical backgrounds give them the chops they need to rock, but it’s the on stage synchronicity that drives the band. Their...
Read more »

Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »