Scott Walker – Bish Bosch

December 5, 2012
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That wobbly baritone is back! The somewhat polarizing Prince of ArtPop clangs his scepter down upon his sonorous, steely throne and creaks, croons and kinkily cavorts through new glamorously-freaked forests of prickled pizzicato, marching/meandering rhythms, mad-eyed-bending guitars, airy arches of synths, entrancing bass grooves and capricious quails of brass. 4AD released Scott Walker’s Bish Bosch...
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Sheefy McFly – Chocolate Haze

December 5, 2012
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Sheefy McFly – Chocolate Haze

Sheefy McFly’s hopefully clearing his mind here. “Chasing the dollar and the dream,” as he puts it, (through rhymes atop retro samples and 80′s-striking echo-splashed beats), the young emcee’s yearning for a future, five years on maybe, beyond and breaking-free of the grind:  smoking, drinking, working and playing… through these carousel days swirling by...
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City Slang: Ty Stone plans the End of the World

December 5, 2012
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City Slang: Ty Stone plans the End of the World

Ty Stone will play a show at the Magic Bag in Ferndale to celebrate the end of the world predicted by the Mayan calendar. In other words, make this the last show that you will ever see, ever. After that, kaboom. Possibly. According to a statement, “Performing with his band The Truth, Stone has...
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Christmas Jubilee at the Masonic Temple Featuring Patti Smith-December 16th

December 4, 2012
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Christmas Jubilee at the Masonic Temple Featuring Patti Smith-December 16th

For those who attended Patti Smith’s show at the DIA earlier this year should be eager to catch Smith for the second time this year at the Christmas Jubilee. It’s not just a Patti Smith show though: Vin Dombrowski, Jennifer Westwood and the Waycross Georgia Farmboys, Ty Stone, The Thornbills, and The Curmudgeons (Fabulous...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

December 4, 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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City Slang: New J Dilla releases

December 3, 2012
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City Slang: New J Dilla releases

Delicious Vinyl and Yancey Media Group have announced the joint release of records from J Dilla’s Lost Souls archive. A statement says, “Storied hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl (Tone-Loc, Young MC, The Pharcyde) proudly announces a new partnership with Yancey Media Group, the family-operated company administering the catalog of late, great producer James Yancey aka...
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