City Slang: Crud to host a Cruddy Xmas

December 16, 2013
By
City Slang: Crud to host a Cruddy Xmas

Local industrial metallers Crud, led by Sponge’s Vinnie Dombroski, will host its annual Cruddy Xmas at the Diesel Concert Lounge on December 28. Doors are at 7, and tickets are $10 ($12 at the door). The bill also features fellow industrial-heads Cybertrybe, Throttlebody, and Black Market Rebellion, as well as “jaw dropping sideshow titillation...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: Sponge and Spacehog at the Magic Stick

December 13, 2013
By
City Slang: Sponge and Spacehog at the Magic Stick

On a cold Thursday night, people need a really good reason to venture out onto the snowy roads, and it would appear that a double bill featuring local heroes Sponge and former Brit pop faves Spacehog (for $20) isn’t enough to pull people out in force. Times are hard and the weather is getting...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | 1 Comment »

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

November 12, 2013
By
City Slang: Weekly 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. Otto Vector’s No. 9 North sees the female-fronted band delving into the worlds of hard rock and electronica, and emerging with a sound that is both seamless and marketable....
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: Howling Diablos record with Wayne Kramer

November 11, 2013
By
City Slang: Howling Diablos record with Wayne Kramer

Local funky soul band the Howling Diablos have been in the studio with MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer. “Return Of The Funk Hand” was produced and primarily written by Diablos main man Tino Gross at his Funky D Studios, and he roped in a sparkling array of guests, most notably the MC5′s Wayne Kramer on...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: Sponge in-store news

September 11, 2013
By
City Slang: Sponge in-store news

This Friday, September 13, rockers Sponge will play an in-store and a party to celebrate the release of the new Stop the Bleeding album. The band will be at FYE in Berkley from 6 p.m., then at the Diesel Lounge in Chesterfield. Doors are at 7 p.m. According to a statement, “While Stop the...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Music Blawg | No Comments »

City Slang: Sponge replaces Puddle of Mudd at Arts Beats and Eats

August 22, 2013
By
City Slang: Sponge replaces Puddle of Mudd at Arts Beats and Eats

Apparently, there is a God and he isn’t quite as pissed with Metro Detroit as we might have thought. Violently terrible Kansas City alt-post-grunge monstrosity Puddle of Mudd have pulled out of this year’s Arts Beats & Eats Festival, with our own far superior Sponge replacing them. It could have something to do with...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Music Blawg | 3 Comments »