City Slang: Katie Grace gets into the Christmas spirit with WDET

December 14, 2012
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City Slang: Katie Grace gets into the Christmas spirit with WDET

Katie Grace will perform on WDET’s Christmas program, airing on December 23 at 3 p.m., Christmas Eve at 2 p.m., and Christmas Dat at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. They say, “Detroit’s best bad girl will be a featured artist at Small’s Holiday Jam on Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 pm, 8 p.m. doors....
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Bloviators and bomb throwers

December 13, 2012
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M.L. Elrick, a former Free Press investigative reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, delivered a few solid body blows to one of his erstwhile co-workers this week, business writer Tom Walsh. Elrick, who’s now at Fox 2, used his Facebook page to rightly take Walsh to task for a recent Freep column about the...
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Calendar Keeps Ringing: Holiday-HandGrenades / Strung-Out in Found Sound / Sights’ Waltz / FernCare Benefit

December 13, 2012
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Calendar Keeps Ringing: Holiday-HandGrenades / Strung-Out in Found Sound / Sights’ Waltz / FernCare Benefit

Everything all the time… –> Tomorrow night at Found Sound Records in Ferndale, progressive label Dead Letter Office will attempt caputring a night of spoken word art, starting around 7:30 pm: Phreddy Wischusen (a musical, meta-master-of-surrealist ceremonies-type), Steven Puwalski (a motor-mouthed, bearded-bard of re-invented no-wave-raked communal creativity) and incorrigible/unstoppable word-spooling Josh Malerman (of the...
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City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat to record Celtic rock tribute

December 13, 2012
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City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat to record Celtic rock tribute

Local Celtic rockers Bill Grogan’s Goat will record a track for Horslips – A Celtic Rock Tribute, an album being organized by the Shite n’ Onions website. They say, “Other bands featured on the tribute album include The Mahones, Mark Cunningham, The Gobshites w/Marky Ramone, The Radiators, The Indulgers, Larkin Brigade, Dun Ringles, Black...
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City Slang: The Ruiners get Handcuffed

December 12, 2012
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City Slang: The Ruiners get Handcuffed

This Saturday, December 15, the Ruiners will play Northern Lights on a bill with Chicago’s the Handcuffs. Show starts at 10, and cover is $5. We all know how good a live show our own Ruiners put on, and the fact that their new album is awesome. Apparently these Handcuffs ain’t too shabby either....
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The Detroit Film Critic’s Society Has Spoken… Almost

December 11, 2012
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The Detroit Film Critic’s Society Has Spoken… Almost

So, as The Metro Times’ intrepid film critics Corey and I are part of the illustrious DFCS (Detroit Film Critic’s Society), which, like film critic societies across the country is far too male and far too white for my tastes. Nevertheless, as one of those said white males, I am loathe to give up...
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