City Slang: Strata Records digitally archived

May 23, 2012
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City Slang: Strata Records digitally archived

Legendary Detroit label Strata Records is being honored at the Scion iQ Project Museum, an online archive of creative culture. “The Strata Records exhibit takes us on a tour of the Detroit art gallery, music venue and record label started by trumpeter Charles Moore and pianist Kenny Cox in the late 1960s. Motown had...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

May 22, 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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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 5: Pasty Detroiters Burn! Plus, PBR Flows Free but Baranek and Schanta Stay Sober (!?) and Sexy Tartaglia Graduates From College …

May 22, 2012
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The Sights Tour Diary Entry No. 5: Pasty Detroiters Burn! Plus, PBR Flows Free but Baranek and Schanta Stay Sober (!?) and Sexy Tartaglia Graduates From College …

Dude here, walked 2.5 hours on Mission Beach yesterday. I don’t know how many miles that is (get on that Shades), but I do know how badly the sunburn feels. We had to band-fund some aloe at Rite-Aid today. We’ve since added that to our backstage rider. So we loaded into San Diego’s Til-Two...
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Long Time MT Fave SelfSays’ Talks His Euro Rollercoaster and Some ‘Buh-roo-zah buh roo zah’!

May 22, 2012
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Long Time MT Fave SelfSays’ Talks His Euro Rollercoaster and Some ‘Buh-roo-zah buh roo zah’!

Charles Vann got back from Europe about three weeks ago. Since winding down his tour there with Ann-Arbor-bred/NY-based ambio/electro-artist Shigeto, the Detroit emcee has been doing his best to keep his poetic pistons pumping, working toward releasing an EP later this year and making the best music he can … Vann, who’s better known...
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Jack White’s ‘Freedom At 21′

May 21, 2012
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Jack White’s ‘Freedom At 21′

Earlier this year, Jack White released 1000 helium balloons from the Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville,TN. The balloons were accompanied with a flexi disc of the third single released off of his debut album Blunderbuss. So far, only six of the records have been found. Several of them have been found in pastures...
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Hamtramck street art marred by graffiti

May 21, 2012
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Hamtramck street art marred by graffiti

The Detroit Beautification Project continues in Hamtramck, with new murals seemingly going up every week. Last weekend, we were fortunate enough to meet artists Dabs and Myla, hard at work on the western wall of Composite Lodge on Caniff near Lumpkin, thanks to a heads-up from DBP co-organizer Matt Eaton. Their work was cartoonish...
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