City Slang: Mr Piano Killer

December 7, 2012
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City Slang: Mr Piano Killer

Brent McKay of the Strange, plus Erik Nordin, will perform at the Jazz Café tonight, Friday, December 7, as Mr. Piano Killer. The show is free, from 6-8 p.m., and the Brandon Rose Band is also on the bill. They say, “Mr. Piano Killer consisting of Erik Nordin and Brent Mckay, mold musical movements...
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Lyman Woodard’s Drummers’ Night Dance Party

December 6, 2012
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Lyman Woodard’s Drummers’ Night Dance Party

This year, the organization dedicated to the memory of jazz man Lyman Woodard will bring out the drums. We’re talking serious trapsmen with penchant for pounding. The Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts launches its inaugural season with an encore presentation of the Drummers’ Nite Out Dance Party, where aficionados of the rhythm section...
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Urinal Cake Records’ First Year – New Gardens Grow(s)

December 6, 2012
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Urinal Cake Records’ First Year – New Gardens Grow(s)

One year, eight records… and a formula of pure fandom vindicated. Keep on keenly chasing the strange-frothy surf of this SE-MI’s surfeit of sounds and you’ll feel that the tide keeps coming, the creative energy keeps cresting, the splash, one hopes, has not yet hit its high water mark, has not yet pulled back…...
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City Slang: Battlecross to open for In Flames

December 6, 2012
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City Slang: Battlecross to open for In Flames

Detroit’s own metal titans Battlecross will open for Swedish giants In Flames on a tour across the States during February of next year. Also on the bill is Demon Hunter and All Shall Perish. As of right now, no Michigan show has been announced. The closest is probably in Joliet, IL, on February 8....
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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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