City Slang: Happy New Year

January 1, 2013
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City Slang: Happy New Year

From all at the Metro Times and City Slang, we wish all of our readers a Happy New Year. 2012 produced some amazing live shows, albums and singles from local musicians, and we are sure that 2013 will produce even more. That’s the way it’s always been in this town. No resting on past...
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The Best Worst Year

January 1, 2013
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The Best Worst Year

Look. Listen, I implore you…   I’ll only have your attention for the next 47 seconds at best and that’s why it’s been the worst year but it’s also been the best year because you already endorse my satire for endemically-shredded attention spans. You already know.   You know how fucked it all is,...
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City Slang: I Love Lightning Bugs readers album of 2012

December 31, 2012
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City Slang: I Love Lightning Bugs readers album of 2012

We are naming I Love Lightning Bugs’ Kensington album the City Slang Readers Choice Album of 2012. Of course, they were the only band smart enough to post a link on their Facebook page and send out a mass tweet, but who cares? They used their heads. Self-promotion is to be admired in a...
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City Slang: A New Year’s Bang

December 30, 2012
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City Slang: A New Year’s Bang

Paxahau, the peeps behind the Movement Festival, are hosting an electronic New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Palace of Auburn Hills featuring Skrillex and Boys Noize. According to the event page, “The headliners are bringing friends from OWSLA and Boys Noize Records to the birthplace of techno for what is sure to be an...
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City Slang: Glitter Trash New Year at the Lager House

December 30, 2012
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City Slang: Glitter Trash New Year at the Lager House

Still wondering what to do for New Year on Monday night? Well, sleaze punks Glitter Trash are playing the Lager House. Steffie & the Dirty Virgins and the Reelers are also on the bill, so expect genders to be gleefully mixed in the best possible way. It’s a no-holds-barred, leave-your-apprehensions-at-the-door night of mayhem and...
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City Slang: What was your album of the year?

December 28, 2012
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City Slang: What was your album of the year?

Right now, we are gathering polls from critics and musicians and we’ll be posting a bunch of Top Tens in the New Year. However, it’d be good to get your opinion. Let us know your favorite local album, local song, national album and/or national song from 2012 and we’ll publish some of them in...
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