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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City Slang: New Striho video

December 2, 2012
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City Slang: New Striho video

Local songstress Carolyn Striho has posted a new video for her single “Promised Land”. The video can be seen here. In addition, the Striho camp says that, “We will be appearing on 12.12.12 at North Star Media’s showcase at UDetroit Cafe – a terrific live venue, studio, restaurant and bar in Detroit’s Harmonie Park....
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City Slang: Alice joined onstage by Depp

December 1, 2012
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City Slang: Alice joined onstage by Depp

Alice Cooper was joined onstage in LA by actor Johnny Depp. Weird, but totally true. The show, part of the “Raise the Dead” tour, took place at the Orpheum Theater in LA on Thursday evening. According to a press release, Depp helped the band rip through covers of The Doors’ “Break On Through (To...
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SubSprawl /-/ Mittenfest /-/ Belle Ghoul

November 30, 2012
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SubSprawl /-/ Mittenfest /-/ Belle Ghoul

Suburban Sprawl music, a local label perennially propping the cutting edge of Michigan’s indie-pop masses, always delivers around the Holidays… As punctual as St. Nick himself…via their Holiday Samplers…Herding bands must at least be as trying as herding flying reindeer, but each year, SubSprawl’s able to curate two dozen (or more) bands, songwriters and special one-time...
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City Slang: Stirling’s birthday bash

November 30, 2012
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City Slang: Stirling’s birthday bash

A host of Detroit musos will be turning out to help local aficionado, promoter and all-round good guy Stirling celebrate his birthday on Friday, December 14, at the Corktown Tavern in Detroit. According to a statement, “Some of Detroit’s finest rockers are getting together to celebrate local music/club promoter/rock aficionado Stirlings’ birthday. Stirling has...
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Vision Crimes

November 29, 2012
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Vision Crimes

Child Bite’s searing timbres and bent-up tones are wrought and wound-together with a delirious delicacy, as though each distorted riff and guitar-neck creeping crescendo were pliant copper-wiring tempered to their signature noise-rock deformities, to the point-of but just-barely-not, snapping apart at each swift hook.   Gnarly, knotty, hair-raising and hectic, but still structured: that’s...
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