City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

January 8, 2013
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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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City Slang: DMA submissions NOW

January 7, 2013
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City Slang: DMA submissions NOW

Phase I, the submission phase of Detroit Music Award voting, is open now, until January 21. In addition, while only registered DMA voters (music industry insiders and musicians) can participate in Phase II onwards, ANYONE can submit bands during this first phase. Now, we know that this is an event that inspires both apathy...
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D’Orchestra (1.26.13)

January 6, 2013
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D’Orchestra (1.26.13)

It was about nine months ago when local music mingling song scribbler Jesse Shepherd Bates sat down at a piano, plodding and plotting his next band, with perennial collaborator Erik Roosen providing softly rumbled plucks from a bassfiddle.  The once, former, current, and maybe, again, future-member of the Satin Peaches seems to start something...
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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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