City Slang: AntiFreeze lineup change

December 17, 2012
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City Slang: AntiFreeze lineup change

Everyone at the Metro Times would like to wish Andre Williams well, after the legendary “Bacon Fat” man suffered a stroke. Get well soon, sir. As a result, Williams has obviously had to pull out of January’s AntiFreeze Blues Festival in Ferndale. According to the organizers, “Larry McCray will be taking his place that...
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City Slang: Jazz Experiences at the DSRP

December 16, 2012
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City Slang: Jazz Experiences at the DSRP

There’s a new Jazz Experience program at the Detroit School of Rock and Pop. According to the school’s website, “Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world experiences, the program will consist of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television specials. Small group training...
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City Slang: Patti Smith at the Masonic

December 16, 2012
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City Slang: Patti Smith at the Masonic

Patti Smith plays the Masonic Temple tonight, Sunday, December 16, as part of the Christmas Jubilee. Tickets start at $25, though front row seating is available for $100. Doors are at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Other performers include Ty Stone, Sponge’s Vinnie Dombroski, Don Duprie, the Thornbills, Chef Chris, the...
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City Slang: Katie Grace gets into the Christmas spirit with WDET

December 14, 2012
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City Slang: Katie Grace gets into the Christmas spirit with WDET

Katie Grace will perform on WDET’s Christmas program, airing on December 23 at 3 p.m., Christmas Eve at 2 p.m., and Christmas Dat at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. They say, “Detroit’s best bad girl will be a featured artist at Small’s Holiday Jam on Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 pm, 8 p.m. doors....
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Bloviators and bomb throwers

December 13, 2012
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M.L. Elrick, a former Free Press investigative reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, delivered a few solid body blows to one of his erstwhile co-workers this week, business writer Tom Walsh. Elrick, who’s now at Fox 2, used his Facebook page to rightly take Walsh to task for a recent Freep column about the...
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Calendar Keeps Ringing: Holiday-HandGrenades / Strung-Out in Found Sound / Sights’ Waltz / FernCare Benefit

December 13, 2012
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Calendar Keeps Ringing: Holiday-HandGrenades / Strung-Out in Found Sound / Sights’ Waltz / FernCare Benefit

Everything all the time… –> Tomorrow night at Found Sound Records in Ferndale, progressive label Dead Letter Office will attempt caputring a night of spoken word art, starting around 7:30 pm: Phreddy Wischusen (a musical, meta-master-of-surrealist ceremonies-type), Steven Puwalski (a motor-mouthed, bearded-bard of re-invented no-wave-raked communal creativity) and incorrigible/unstoppable word-spooling Josh Malerman (of the...
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