City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

June 26, 2012
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 15: Champion Texting

June 26, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 15: Champion Texting

Shades here. Eddie‘s gonna be back here real soon to catch you up on the first few shows of the second leg of the Tenacious D tour, but in the meantime, please enjoy some more pictures of Jarrod texting. PREVIOUSLY… Photos by Shades
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City Slang: Wayne State Literary Walk this Saturday

June 26, 2012
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City Slang: Wayne State Literary Walk this Saturday

This coming Saturday, June 30, the Wayne State University Literary Walk takes place across the campus area. I will be reading from my MC5 and Stooges books alongside Susan Whitall and Kevin John, who have a fantastic book out on Little Willie John. Details are below: THIS SATURDAY @ Noon at Wayne State University...
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Nightlife – A lot of dancing and awkward banter

June 25, 2012
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Nightlife – A lot of dancing and awkward banter

Scrolling through the line up of this year’s Merrick-N’ Summer Fest, one band stood out to me -and it wasn’t merely because I saw them staning very little chance, really, of standing-out to anyone who tried to Google their name, but more so because this duo put out a batch of splendid, subtly-glitzed, tastefully-synthed, all-out-dreamy-pop last...
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Big changes for Opus One

June 25, 2012
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After 25 years downtown, Opus One is going to close at 11 p.m. this Saturday, though it’s apparently not closing for good. An announcement today said the management plans to make some changes, renovate the interior, and re-open in November under a slightly different name. The reasons cited include declining corporate accounts and changing...
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City Slang: Infinity Hour prepares for Stars & Stripes

June 25, 2012
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City Slang: Infinity Hour prepares for Stars & Stripes

Local teenage alt-rockers Infinity Hour are preparing to open for Buckcherry at this weekend’s Stars & Stripes Festival, on June 29 at 6:45 p.m. On the Budweiser National Stage. Rather amazingly, the band formed when vocalist Jena Asciutto was 12 years old. She’s 15 now. “The band had previously honed their skills playing covers...
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