James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

April 24, 2014
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James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets coming to the Magic Bag

The Magic Bag in Ferndale will host James McMurtry and The Bottle Rockets on Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. A press release reads, “James McMurtry recently signed with the bourgeoning Los Angeles record label Complicated Game. The legendary songwriter will enter the studio later this month to start working on...
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City Slang: AntiFreeze before the freeze

January 6, 2014
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City Slang: AntiFreeze before the freeze

This Monday morning, people are taking snow days left, right and center and planting themselves firmly in front of a warm fire and an old movie, cupboards safely stocked with comfort food. On Friday night, we knew that a storm was a-coming, but it was still a little ways off and what better way...
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Who’s Bad in Ferndale?

September 6, 2013
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Who’s Bad in Ferndale?

On Friday, September 13, North Carolina’s premier Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad, will play the Magic Bag in Ferndale. As you can see from the pic, it’s an odd and eclectic bunch. They look like a Vegas act, backed by Justin Timberlake’s entourage. But, by all accounts, they sound authentic. If nothing else,...
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City Slang: D Allie and Cold English with album and show

September 5, 2013
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City Slang: D Allie and Cold English with album and show

Local hip-hop guru D Allie has a new band called Cold English, and that band has a self-titled EP out now. The EP can be heard here, and tracks include “Fuck About a Dollar,” “This Shit Right Here,” “Choose You,” “You & I,” and “Feelin’ Good.” Cold English plays the Magic Bag on Friday,...
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Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at The Magic Bag – Photos, Video, Review & Setlist

February 29, 2012
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 When I first heard Charles Bradley it was after I had finished interviewing Brooklyn’s the Budos Band as they stopped in at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. I was talking to them about whether or not they were a soul band as they (along with Bradley) are on the Brooklyn Daptone label. The...
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