City Slang: Stewart Francke and Carolyn Striho warm up for Ferndale

January 13, 2013
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City Slang: Stewart Francke and Carolyn Striho warm up for Ferndale

On Friday, January 25, Stewart Francke and Carolyn Striho will play the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Francke is warming up with a release show for his new Love Implied album at the Pit and Balcony Theater in Saginaw on January 19. Meanwhile, Striho is excited about the Bag show. “The show features the cool...
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City Slang: New Anybody Killa video

January 13, 2013
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City Slang: New Anybody Killa video

Psychopathic Records family member Anybody Killa has a new video for the song “Peace Pipe” According to the press release, “One of America’s most acclaimed Native American rappers, Anybody Killa has just released the new video for “Peace Pipe” from his most recent album Medicine Bag. Heralded by AllRovi critic David Jeffries as “the...
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Gong Show: Wasabi Dream

January 12, 2013
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Gong Show: Wasabi Dream

I love it when a band’s start isn’t actually it’s genuine start, but even though it’s still kind of a start it’s now prefaced with an enticingly ominous assessment: “I feel as though it could go really well or fall flat on its face…” Wasabi Dream (Adam Cox on the moog/vibraphones/string-synth and lead vocals, Noah...
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Daily Show’s Ambassador Bridge yuck up

January 11, 2013
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A recent Daily Show segment on cable TV’s Comedy Central about opposition to the new publicly owned bridge across the Detroit River that Gov. Rick Snyder wants to build is a perfect example of why we love the show. Serious journalists (and even the semi-serious here at the MT) have, at last count, printed exactly...
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The Kick: Red Pill and Hir-O (1.15.13)

January 11, 2013
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The Kick: Red Pill and Hir-O (1.15.13)

Producer Hir-O surmised (over twitter) that The Kick paid an “homage to the pillars of what we call the Michigan/Detroit vibe.” . What The Kick came down to, revealed rapper Red Pill was: “we were setting out to prove to the Michigan hip hop scene at large that we were good enough for them to pay attention to…” ~...
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City Slang: Kem nominated for four NAACP Image awards

January 11, 2013
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City Slang: Kem nominated for four NAACP Image awards

If you’re anything like us, you’re currently thinking “what the fuck are NAACP Image awards?” Honestly, who cares? They’re awards and our man Kem, the mega-selling Detroiter signed to the current incarnation of Motown, has been nominated for four. According to a press release, “Two-time Grammy Award®-nominated Motown artist KEM leads all nominees for...
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