Just Music… Just Musicians

June 21, 2012
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Just Music… Just Musicians

You get ‘em all into the studio and nothing else matters. There’s just the dialogue of musical minds. Conversation in melody; ruminative crescendos. Nothing and Everything and Anything can make sense.                   With so much music behind us, “…such lineage,” as singer/songwriter Jeff Howitt put it;...
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What if you went to high school with a serial killer?

June 21, 2012
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What if you went to high school with a serial killer?

A key component of any high school social circle is the strange friend. For most us, the worst that happens is that “friend” goes on to send the occasional Facebook invite to their embarrassing art installations. For graphic novelist Derf Backderf, that friend went on to become one of the more infamous killers of...
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City Slang: Introducing the Detroit Sound Conservancy

June 21, 2012
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City Slang: Introducing the Detroit Sound Conservancy

A music history group, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, has been formed to preserve and share Detroit music history. The DSC has been founded by local oral historian Carleton Gholz with the aim of facilitating connections to conserve Detroit’s musical history through physical archiving, digital outreach, and collaborative fundraising. “First and foremost an organizing effort,...
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Icelandic Jazz comes to Detroit

June 21, 2012
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Icelandic Jazz comes to Detroit

Jazz pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs will play Cliff Bell’s in Detroit on June 22. She was supposed to perform at the Harlequin Cafe in 2003, but that summer’s big black out forced her to cancel the show. Gunnlaugs and her trio are promoting their latest release, Long Pair Bond, and are touring coast to coast....
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Fighting against EM law, trying to save democracy

June 20, 2012
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Scores of angry people don’t usually show up to watch an attorney file paperwork with the Michigan Court of Appeals. But then again, what’s going on right now with the attempt to have voters repeal Michigan’s emergency manager law in November is anything but normal. Were things operating as usual, the question of repealing...
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Is It Overwhelming?

June 20, 2012
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Is It Overwhelming?

Six months until the latest doom-fever strikes its pitch. Read it on every wall, our screen-addled-brains are collectively buzzing louder and louder with a nervous-chuckling curiosity at what will happen when the Mayan’s stone calendar runs out. Has it settled in, truly, that we’re in the middle of an election year? Four years is...
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