Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas announce debut album via Instant Records

June 10, 2014
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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas announce debut album via Instant Records

Detroit-based singer/songwriter Jessica Hernandez and her backing band, The Deltas, recently announced their debut full-length album will drop August 19 via Instant Records. While the album was originally slated to be named Tarantula Mansion and to be released in March, this album’s name has been announced as Secret Evil, in keeping with the band’s 2013 EP...
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A brief chat with Peter Murphy

June 10, 2014
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A brief chat with Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy may have first come to our attention as the frontman with Gothic heroes Bauhaus, but he’s been a legitimate solo artist for many years now, putting out one great album after another. His most recent effort is Lion, a dark and introspective piece of work. He’s also playing the Magic Stick on...
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City Slang: Concert of Colors lineup announced

June 10, 2014
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City Slang: Concert of Colors lineup announced

The lineup for this year’s Concert of Colors Festival, one of Detroit’s best artistic events, has been announced and there is plenty to be excited about. The 7th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue will celebrate Bob Seger’s Live Bullet album and will feature performances by Scott Morgan & The Sights, Spyder Turner, and Blaire...
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State House passes bill relaxing RTA voting thresholds for M-1 Rail, Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter line

June 9, 2014
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State House passes bill relaxing RTA voting thresholds for M-1 Rail, Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter line

If you read our cover story in March on metro Detroit’s bleak history with public transportation, you my have read a section on the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority’s bylaws. Sounds boring, but it’s relevant. Some background: When the state Legislature passed the law establishing the RTA in 2012, lawmakers made it more difficult for the board to approve operating...
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Eastern Market’s Salt & Cedar to host typography workshop

June 9, 2014
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Eastern Market’s Salt & Cedar to host typography workshop

Is typography a passion of yours? Do you loathe Comic Sans? Have you always dreamt of crafting a font with your own personal touch? In conjunction with P22 Type Foundry’s lead designer and founder Richard Kegler, Eastern Market’s letterpress studio Salt & Cedar will host two events this week for metro Detroiters interested in...
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Rik Mayall dead at 56

June 9, 2014
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Sad news comes today from the manager of British comedian and actor Rik Mayall, announcing the death of the funnyman at 56. A generation of Americans grew up watching his madcap performances on such shows as The Young Ones and The Comic Strip. Like a lot of English comedians (including Steve Coogan), Mayall’s career never quite...
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