City Slang: A brutal Thursday at Berserker Fest

February 7, 2014
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City Slang: A brutal Thursday at Berserker Fest

How fucking great is this idea? Shawn Knight of Child Bite took the brave step of hosting a metal festival in Ferndale, and judging by the crowd on Thursday night (still a school night), his courage has paid off. Despite the snow, despite the fact that you have to pick up your wristbands in...
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DEJJ mixtape and Mister’s “Old Town”

February 6, 2014
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DEJJ mixtape and Mister’s “Old Town”

Just a couple of things (a mixtape and a new music video) to start off your weekend.   Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (a duo Michigan-bred multifaceted pop-songwriters: Daniel Epstein and Joshua Epstein) are constantly experimenting – even out on their tour bus. They were busy playing with lots of loops and samples between shows,...
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Guyette: Detroit Claims Debt Is Illegal

February 6, 2014
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Longtime Metro Times readers know the name “Curt Guyette.” That’s because Guyette headed up MT’s news department for an astonishing 18 years, breaking important stories and penning call-to-action pieces that inspired changes. Now Guyette is working at the ACLU of Michigan, where, thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, he’s working again as a journalist, this...
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Jennifer Garner can’t wait to get to Detroit

February 6, 2014
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Jennifer Garner can’t wait to get to Detroit

According to E Online, Jennifer Garner (aka Elektra) will be spending the summer in Detroit while her husband Ben Affleck (aka Batman AND Daredevil) films Superman Vs. Batman (aka Man of Steel 2), and she can’t freaking wait. “I’ll be there this summer,” she told Detroit sports radio channel 105.1 FM. “Yep, all summer…Batman...
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What’s the Williamsburg and Bushwick of Detroit?

February 6, 2014
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From Gawker: What is your city’s Williamsburg? What’s its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or “Next Williamsburg”?) If you don’t know off the top of your head, don’t worry. We do,...
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Meet Metro Times Interim Editor Vince Grzegorek

February 6, 2014
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Metro Times interim editor (and Cleveland Scene editor) Vince Grzegorek was on WDET’s Craig Fahle Show Wednesday to discuss new ownership and direction. Grzegorek says he plans to commute to Detroit for two to three months to help hire new staff, move the office back to Detroit and restore investigative journalism to the paper. “It’s...
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