City Slang: Behind the Eight Ball

January 6, 2013
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City Slang: Behind the Eight Ball

MotorCityBlog and Most People Are DJs will host a fundraising event on February 8 at the Jazz Café in Detroit called Behind the Eight Ball. On the bill are the Phantom Shakers, Mexican Knives, the Luckouts, Almost Free, and SPACE BAND. They say, “For 8 years MOTORCITYBLOG and Most People Are DJs have been...
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City Slang: Vote for Boldy James on MTV

January 6, 2013
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City Slang: Vote for Boldy James on MTV

We were as surprised as anyone to discover that MTV still has anything to do with music, but apparently the channel does still dabble. For example, you can vote for local rapper Boldy James to appear on MTV James with his “For the Birds” video. Just visit the MTV website, watch the vid (because...
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One Blowout to the Next

January 5, 2013
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This band, House Phone, was on the cover of the Metro Times not even 11-months ago. It was the preview issue for that year’s (15th) Blowout in Hamtramck. That band’s broken up now… Some of its members, including its lead singer/lyricist, (and, notably, its bassist) are continuing on with this new project, which performed...
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City Slang: Battlecross to tour (again)

January 4, 2013
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City Slang: Battlecross to tour (again)

Apparently, Detroit metal-heads Battlecross don’t know when to stop. 2013 sees them embarking on the “Another Year, Another Tour” tour. In Flames headlines, with Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish also on the bill. Of most interest to us is the Flint date at the Machine Shop on February 26. However, the tour takes...
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Pewter Cub: If You Can Hold Your Breath

January 3, 2013
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Pewter Cub: If You Can Hold Your Breath

Music journalists used to like tagging this stuff as “shoegaze” or “dream-pop,” maybe. Whatever could, hopefully, connote to you, dear reader, a sense of: sweet but dark, chilly but alluring, dark and moody but tight and twirling. This local trio’s tunes strike beguiling balance: rhythmically-rousing up against an atmospheric swoon of teased distortion, melodious...
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City Slang: Stop Domestic Violence benefit

January 3, 2013
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City Slang: Stop Domestic Violence benefit

Causes don’t really get any better than this one. On Saturday, Simon’s After Dark in Allen Park will host a benefit show and raffle to raise money for victims of domestic abuse. Bands on the bill include Jibs Brown, Ratzass, Busby’s Death Chair, the “D” Sides and Mary Jane’s Pride. According to the Facebook...
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