City Slang: Music review roundup

April 15, 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. Ricky Rat’s Tokyo Pop/Glitter People (New Fortune) 7” single highlights all that’s great about the Trash Brats guitarist, but also his limitations. The man can write a bubblegum rock...
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

April 14, 2014
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

The schedule for Blowout 17, taking place Wednesday April 30 to Saturday May 3 in Hamtramck, Detroit and Ferndale, is available to see now. Visit MtBlowout.com to see the schedule and plan your festival. Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

April 14, 2014
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

The Trash Brats hardly ever play live anymore, so each show feels like an event. Wandering around Small’s in Hamtramck late Saturday night, there’s a near-carnival atmosphere in the air. The Brats were never supposed to be taken seriously, but years on-and-off the radar have given the band the gift of respect born out...
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

April 10, 2014
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

Chicago-based band High Spirits will play at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, April 18. The bill will also feature Ft. Wayne band Lurking Corpses, and Dark Psychosis. Though High Spirits are coming from Chi-Town, drummer Ian Sugierski is a Detroiter, and formerly a member of Wolfbait, the Meatmen, Blue Snaggletooth and many more. The...
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder and Wilson up for Metal Hammer awards

April 9, 2014
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder and Wilson up for Metal Hammer awards

Ryan Knight, guitarist with local metal band the Black Dahlia Murder, has been nominated for the “Dimebag Darrel Shredder” award at the Metal Hammer magazine Golden Gods 2014. The full list of nominees can be seen here. You can register to vote for our home boy here too. In addition, Wilson are up for...
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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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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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City Slang: Jack White to play the Fox Theatre and the Masonic Temple in July

April 7, 2014
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City Slang: Jack White to play the Fox Theatre and the Masonic Temple in July

Just announced – Jack White will headline at the Fox Theatre on July 28, and then at the Masonic Temple on July 30, as part of his tour for the LAZARETTO album, out June 10. Tickets go on sale Friday April 11 at 10 a.m. Here’s the press release: “Jack White has announced his...
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Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

April 7, 2014
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Bret Michaels, George Clinton and Josh Gracin to headline Stars & Stripes

This year’s Stars & Stripes Festival will be headlined by Bret Michaels, country singer Josh Gracin, and George Clinton. The event takes place June 26-29 at Freedom Hill. They say, “Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, Funfest Productions is adding a fourth day and the event will now kickoff on Thursday, June...
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