City Slang: Niagara puts on War Paint

June 7, 2012
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City Slang: Niagara puts on War Paint

Former Destroy All Monsters and Dark Carnival siren Niagara will present her first solo exhibit in more than eight years at the Re:View Contemporary Gallery. The opening reception is on July 14 from 7pm. Here’s the info. “War Paint is her first solo exhibit in her hometown in over 8 years, and it is...
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Wildlife Pop

June 6, 2012
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Wildlife Pop

“Forcing is different than trying / We can smell each other lying…” Stepdad’s honest pop Debut LP Wildlife Pop comes out June 12th (Black Bell Records) At the risk of over-intellectualizing dance-pop, heh, and, submitting that maybe I’ll never be quite-IN-on the joke of how swiftly the hipster cliché (ironic-on-purpose-with-our-dayglo and sweater-vested smirks) implodes...
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Dig Detroit CYDI / Jamaican Queens’ first jubilee / The Blueflowers lunar larceny

June 6, 2012
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Dig Detroit CYDI / Jamaican Queens’ first jubilee / The Blueflowers lunar larceny

Whaddya call that? ~  Doc Illingsworth knows he and his two rap allies in Detroit CYDI get labeled because of their quirky canon of cuts: Maybe it’s as the ringtone rappers, the enthusiastic youtube-utilizers, the satirical 8-bit-bumping sardonic-sweeteners. What-have-you… “We’re people,” Doc said of he and CYDI (Sean Uppercut, Rufio Jones), “and we’re gonna...
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Concert Gallery: Roger Waters Brings The Wall To Joe Louis

June 6, 2012
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Concert Gallery: Roger Waters Brings The Wall To Joe Louis

  Roger Waters again brought his reincarnation of the Pink Floyd classic The Wall to life in Detroit, this year at Joe Louis Arena.  There were a few minor changes this time around, Waters added a sing-a-long with his 1980s self on “Mother” along with ramping up on the socio-political messages  inherent in the...
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D.C. group details Moroun’s ‘pay-to-play scandal’

June 6, 2012
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Anyone interested in a concise summary of the lengths Manuel “Matty” Moroun and the Detroit International Bridge Co. have gone to in order to prevent a publicly owned bridge from being constructed downriver should read Troubled Crossing, a report just issued by the good-government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The...
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City Slang: Concert of Colors Lineup features George Clinton

June 6, 2012
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City Slang: Concert of Colors Lineup features George Clinton

George Clinton &Parliament Funkadelic will perform at the 2012 Concert of Colors on Sunday, July 15, paying tribute to the legendary Detroit jazz/avant garde innovator Faruq Z. Bey, who passed away last week. “On Thu., July 12 the main festival kicks into gear at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History with family-friendly hip-hop maestro Mike-E and...
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