City Slang: Movement Starts Today

May 26, 2012
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City Slang: Movement Starts Today

The Movement Electronic Music Festival starts on Saturday, so get ready for a long weekend of love and pulsing beats. The action starts at noon, and artists appearing across the many stages include Mr. C, Roni Size, Pursuit Grooves, Daniel Andres, Mike Huckaby, Seth Troxler b@b Guy Gerber and Lil’ Louis. Visit the Movement...
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 7: Baranek Takes a Breather, Road Dog Shades Weighs in With a Bit of Texting Frolic

May 25, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary No. 7: Baranek Takes a Breather, Road Dog Shades Weighs in With a Bit of Texting Frolic

Shades here. Eddie‘s gonna have the next installment up soon. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of Champion Texting.                                                             PREVIOUSLY… Photos by Shades  ...
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City Slang: Patti Smith to perform at Detroit Film Theater

May 25, 2012
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City Slang: Patti Smith to perform at Detroit Film Theater

On June 1, Patti Smith will perform live in the Detroit Film Theater with son, and in-demand guitar hero, Jackson Smith on guitar and daughter Jesse Smith on piano. Also joining Smith will be Detroit-based players James Simonson (bass), Joe Mazolla (guitar) and Eric Hoegemeyer (drums). A statement says, “In conjunction with the DIA...
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City Slang: Wayne State’s Literary Walk to include music authors

May 24, 2012
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City Slang: Wayne State’s Literary Walk to include music authors

Wayne State University will host a Literary Walk on Saturday, June 30. The event will feature a number of local authors reading from and talking about their work. Of interest to City Slang is the music area, at the WSU Welcome Center from 2:00 p.m., not least because I’ll be there talking about MC5:...
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 6: Kickass Chicken Fajitas, Baranek’s Starbucks Sellout and the Sights Find The Dude in a Sweet Cali Crib

May 23, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 6: Kickass Chicken Fajitas, Baranek’s Starbucks Sellout and the Sights Find The Dude in a Sweet Cali Crib

Fusco, fuses, and fajitas … With a side of Burger I am in a Starbucks on an iPad sitting across from Shades who is on his laptop. I am the guy I make fun of. Don’t tell anyone. You know how you can think the world is so cruel? Well I’m pretty cynical, but...
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Killa Tape & Rare Tears

May 23, 2012
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Killa Tape & Rare Tears

I got a mummified hand in the mail yesterday… I know with the latest issue out everyone’s eyes (and ears) are peering (and bending) towards the big techno-trounced music festival MOVEMENT - soon to saturate Hart Plaza with dreamy/droney synths thrumming up your ear drums with hypnotic  felicity – and that’s not to mention...
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