City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat at the Lager House

January 19, 2013
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City Slang: Bill Grogan’s Goat at the Lager House

There probably isn’t such a thing as a bad time to see Bill Grogan’s Goat, but on a freezing January Thursday night in Corktown, at PJ’s Lager House, they’re just about perfect. It’s tough to point out exactly why. Maybe it’s because we know that Ireland and Scotland are far from the warmest of...
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City Slang: Five years in Detroit

January 17, 2013
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City Slang: Five years in Detroit

January 17 is a very special day in my year. It is exactly five years ago today that I jumped on a plane in London, nearly all of my belongings packed away in storage, and I flew to the promised land of Detroit. I didn’t have a job secured, I really didn’t know what...
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WSPR’s Circulates a new MichMusic Mindset

January 16, 2013
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WSPR’s Circulates a new MichMusic Mindset

Perhaps a traditional approach to public relations, (i.e. one client, one band, one catchy message,) is just too narrow for such an active scene as Detroit. Workspace PR (WSPR), bolstered by a quartet current/former musicians who’ve paid their dues “on the scene” and on tours, hope to cast a wide net of awareness, promoting...
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Magnum OPUS

January 16, 2013
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Magnum OPUS

Magnum OPUS aka  Marcus Morgan may yet become the Guinness World Record holder for “Longest Freestyle Rap” – honoring his sustaining for 13 hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds…late last year. The case workers for Guinness are still reviewing the tapes, but we can expect an official announcement soon.  It’s (just about) official now: Michigan’s...
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City Slang: Jessica Hernandez with the Growlers

January 16, 2013
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City Slang: Jessica Hernandez with the Growlers

The awesome Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, the former Metro Times cover star, will play the Magic Stick Lounge on Wednesday, January 30, with the Growlers. According to the Majestic website, “The Growlers are a rock and pop group formed in Long Beach, California in 2006 who are yet to became one of the...
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City Slang: Weekly music reviews roundup

January 15, 2013
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City Slang: Weekly music reviews 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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