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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City Slang: James Tatum to be celebrated

June 24, 2012
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City Slang: James Tatum to be celebrated

Music and jazz educator
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Hi-Speed Dubbing “2012″ (Stone Calendar 7″)

June 23, 2012
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Hi-Speed Dubbing “2012″ (Stone Calendar 7″)

The teased feedback opening up side-one evokes chaos: groovy, gnarly, shake-n-surge, gut-punched chaos. “2012 just could be the end…” a breathless Justin Walker yowls over the tumult of pedal-torched guitars wringing break-neck hooks and herky-jerking drum beats slewing the pillars out the foundation. This tune’s got one of the most irresistible hooks I’ve heard...
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City Slang: Lightning Love has blonde ambition

June 23, 2012
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City Slang: Lightning Love has blonde ambition

Ypsilanti’s favorite indie-pop darlings Lightning Love are preparing for the release of the Blonde Album on August 28 through Quite Scientific Records. One of the great privileges of covering music in Detroit over the past few years has been watching Lightning Love grow. The band’s two records up to now, the Girls Who Look...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 14: “It’s 8 hours north of Detroit, on the right”

June 22, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 14: “It’s 8 hours north of Detroit, on the right”

The final stop on the first leg of the tour has us at Skip‘s parent’s cottage in Marquette, Michigan. Or near Marquette. Or kinda by Marquette. Or somewhere on the way back from Marquette. We gave Skip shit all day in the van because he never gave Shades a real address for the cottage. Apparently...
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City Slang: Katie Grace to play Smalls

June 22, 2012
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City Slang: Katie Grace to play Smalls

Local outlaw country bad girl Katie Grace will headline Smalls in Hamtramck on Saturday, July 7, at 9 p.m. Fellow member of the Inside Outlaws collective Matt Dmits opens the show. Cover if $6 for 21 and over, $10 for under 21. As I said around the time of the Blowout, Grace is a...
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