New Poetry Zine

April 8, 2014
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New Poetry Zine

Somebody sent it here. We’re no fans of poetry, and we usually take all submissions of poetry chapbooks and zine and grind them up for goat food. But on the off chance that some of our readers like poetry or zines (or both) we thought we’d describe it at least. It’s called Cruel Garters, and...
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Q & A with rapper Chuck Inglish

April 8, 2014
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“Prolific” is a term thrown around a lot these days, especially with how easy it is to produce your own music, but Chuck Inglish owns the term. One half of rap duo The Cool Kids, the Mount Clemens born and bred musician has four acclaimed solo EPs under his belt and is set to...
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City Slang: Fuzz Fest this weekend

April 8, 2014
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City Slang: Fuzz Fest this weekend

Fuzz Fest, a three-day celebration of Michigan rock ‘n’ roll, takes place at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti from Thursday, April 10 to Saturday, April 12. There will be two stages over the three nights, and 33 awesome Michigan bands. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $7 each night,...
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Today is Free Ice Cream Day at Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit

April 8, 2014
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Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit is serving up gratis ice cream today in recognition of Free Ice Cream Day, the blessed unofficial holiday. Folks can nab a four ounce cone with flavors such as Hazed & Confused, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, White Russian,
 
Cotton Candy,
 Lemonade Stand, or 
Vanilla Chocolate Chunk, all served today...
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City Slang: Music review roundup

April 8, 2014
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City Slang: Music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Awesome Jarvis and the Whales’ Ride the Whale! (Funky D) kicks off with the song “Ass Cracks” and the line, “If I was put in charge, the first thing...
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Expired parking meter fines in Detroit would jump to $45 under emergency manager proposal

April 7, 2014
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Expired parking meter fines in Detroit would jump to $45 under emergency manager proposal

Parking scofflaws beware: All fines for parking violations will increase under a proposal from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, effectively squashing the practice of settling for an expired meter ticket instead of a parking lot. (We consider ourselves well-versed in the field.) The move follows a suggestion Orr made in his 440-page Disclosure Statement,...
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