City Slang: What was your album of the year?

December 28, 2012
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City Slang: What was your album of the year?

Right now, we are gathering polls from critics and musicians and we’ll be posting a bunch of Top Tens in the New Year. However, it’d be good to get your opinion. Let us know your favorite local album, local song, national album and/or national song from 2012 and we’ll publish some of them in...
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City Slang: Belle Isle to host Orion Fest

December 27, 2012
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City Slang: Belle Isle to host Orion Fest

A stunning bit of news this – not only is Metallica bringing its stellar Orion Fest to Detroit but the Bay Area thrash metal giants are actually coming into the city and planning to plant the festival on Belle Isle, rather than the DTE Energy Music Theater (or somewhere like that). Fans of all...
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City Slang: Detroit School of Rock and Pop winter series

December 26, 2012
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City Slang: Detroit School of Rock and Pop winter series

The Detroit School of Rock & Pop will host a winter concert series in 2013. They say, “Starting this January, The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music will become a Friday night venue for an intimate “micro” concert series. The evenings will provide a free music “clinic” early in the evening for students...
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City Slang: Christmas in Detroit

December 25, 2012
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City Slang: Christmas in Detroit

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers for a spectacular 2012, and wish you a wonderful Christmas and holidays. Here’s a tasty little video clip, featuring Tino Gross and most of the Howling Diablos plus Dave Edwards of the Look performing as Funky Daddy & the Detroit Demolition called...
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City Slang: More Christmas messages

December 24, 2012
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City Slang: More Christmas messages

Hopefully you will have seen my feature in this week’s Metro Times, a collection of holiday stories from Detroit musos. Well, there were a couple of entries that didn’t make it in because of space, time or both. Here they are: Scott Asheton (Stooges) Greatest gift I ever received was my daughter who was...
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Inside Outlaws LIVE LP and Release Show

December 24, 2012
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Inside Outlaws LIVE LP and Release Show

From the rustic look of the cover, it looked to me like it would be another wannabe Indie comp but after a closer look, I see the awesome list of bands on the cover: Doop and the Inside Outlaws, After Dark Amusement Park, Katie Grace, and a ton more. This is Motor City at...
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