Newly discovered Griot Galaxy footage from 1978, 1984

June 5, 2012
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Although there is a good deal of video documenting the last decade of Faruq Z. Bey‘s music-making with various groups, there’s a dearth of material from the 1970s and 1980s showing Griot Galaxy, the evolving Faruq-led collective that made such an enormous impression on the local community. But two clips have come to light....
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

June 5, 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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Recommended recent spins: The Walkmen; Willis Earl Beal

June 5, 2012
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Recommended recent spins: The Walkmen; Willis Earl Beal

The Walkmen Heaven (Fat Possum) The Walkmen are fearless. Ten years after appearing on the indie stage with an almost reluctant prettiness, they’ve come to celebrate the inherent romanticism in their spacious, warmly direct sound. But even by the unabashedly lovesick standards of You and Me and Lisbon, Heaven is something of a shock....
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Danny Brown in the Best Two Minutes You’ll See All Year! No Shit.

June 5, 2012
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We love Danny Brown so much he made our cover twice in one year. He was our 2011 Artist of the Year, and he co-headlined our Blowout fest back in March.  It’s all ’cause we know the emcee is immensely gifted, absolutely fearless and funnier than you could ever hope to be. Brown is...
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City Slang: Mayer Hawthorne with new vid

June 4, 2012
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City Slang: Mayer Hawthorne with new vid

A new Mayer Hawthorne video can be found here. “Director, Eric Coleman captured some special moments from this secret LA release party, as Mayer talks about this special event and collabo, and culminating in a performance of his hit single “The Walk” from his recently released album “How Do You Do” via Universal Republic.”...
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Yes, there really is a Double Phelix

June 3, 2012
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Yes, there really is a Double Phelix

I want you to hear some of this -and watch some of this… And it’s gotta be here, on this ol’ blahg, since I’m dubious that I could ever needle this narrative into the print pages of MT – it’s just folks ’round town here, (at least between Outer Dr. and Southfield Fwy)  might...
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