Check Yourself (Checkers’ Collective)

June 19, 2012
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Check Yourself (Checkers’ Collective)

Bandcamp can be a beautiful thing, most of the time. If anything, its effective. The song’s done, the song’s ready, put the song up – its an easy-to-remember link and people can start streaming. Go. Still, though, it’s an airless, 2-dimensional glowing screen, no razzle, no dazzle, not even an LED-light cascade or iTunes “visualizer”...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

June 19, 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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Currently Listening: In-Fact’s “Bad For Me” (ft. SelfSays)

June 18, 2012
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Currently Listening: In-Fact’s “Bad For Me” (ft. SelfSays)

New sounds coming out of Ypsilanti, readers.       An effective way to make your debut? Have SelfSays slew some sinewy rhymes over the bridge of your single – “Bad for Me” – an already impressive blend of shadowy dream-pop drifts, softly shimmered slams of trip-hop and soulful/sultry vocals pirouetting over sonorous chimes,...
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City Slang: Mayaeni to show HEART at the Berkley Front

June 18, 2012
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City Slang: Mayaeni to show HEART at the Berkley Front

Mayaeni will bring her HEART (Hear Art) project to the Berkley Front on July 7. The event combines art and music, and more information can be found here. The night will also feature local Detroit singer/songwriter Pato Margetic and artist Alphonso Cox will be doing a live painting at the show. It’s $5 dollars...
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Phases: Jamaican Queens / Six and the Sevens / Boy Wonders

June 17, 2012
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Phases: Jamaican Queens / Six and the Sevens / Boy Wonders

“Music scene is crazy / bands start up / each and every-day / / I saw another one just the other day / …a special new band” -Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”               . Old concepts die hard, I guess… It’s 2012. Bands are dead, Jeff, get over...
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City Slang: We Came As Romans at Rockapalooza

June 17, 2012
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City Slang: We Came As Romans at Rockapalooza

Post-hardcore titans We Came As Romans are just one of the locally-based bands appearing at this year’s Rockapalooza Festival at the County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Michigan on June 23. Other local bands on the bill include Ballz Deluxe, I See Stars, and It Lies Within. They will play alongside national bands like Puddle of...
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