City Slang: Planet D Nonet

July 3, 2014
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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

There was a time when jazz was the very definition of cool, back when the beat writers would fill their frail bodies with copious amount of anything and then fuck the first human with a pulse to cross their path. Jazz was once at least as rebellious, subversive and exciting as punk rock, filled...
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Jessica Hernandez Hangs with Steve Madden

July 1, 2014
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Detroit darling and soulful songstress Jessica Hernandez recently hung out with a Steve Madden staffer at Mary Meyer and Friends Vintage in Brooklyn where she talked about her background working at one of the brand’s shoe stores in Chicago while in college and how she met her bandmates. The entirety of the candid interview was...
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Just Buzzo and his Guitar — an interview with the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne

July 1, 2014
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  It’s incredibly difficult to start a band and make a career out of it, let alone keep that band productive and relevant for thirty straight years, but somehow Buzz Osborne has been able to do that with Melvins. The ever productive King Buzzo recently released This Machine Kills Artists, his first solo acoustic...
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Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

June 30, 2014
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Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

Palace Sports and Entertainment has announced they will run a $20 ticket blitz from July 1 through July 6, offering discounted tickets for shows from now until September for concerts taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. The $20 price also includes parking and fees. The blitz will begin tomorrow,...
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Aaliyah biopic on hold

June 30, 2014
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A planned biopic for Lifetime Television about the late Detroit R&B singer Aaliyah has hit several production snags, Rolling Stone reports. The latest snag for the tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B occurred when 17-year-old actress Zendaya Coleman dropped out of the project, announced Sunday via Lifetime’s Twitter.  No reason was given, but the...
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Lt. baD’s The Crackdown

June 30, 2014
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Lt. baD’s The Crackdown

Patrolling a newer, spaced out, blown-up beat. There’s a line one crosses where retro or revivalism becomes more of an ardent reenactment – just as Detroit-based duo Lt. baD have wormed their way back 30 years to Bronx basketball courts blasting “Planet-Rock(ing)” jams for nimble breakdancers. Here’s a sample, “Electrobooty Freakland”  …which, in aesthetic...
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MT gets an extra dose of fuckery with Chad Nicefield of Wilson

June 26, 2014
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MT gets an extra dose of fuckery with Chad Nicefield of Wilson

I’ve spoken with Wilson’s Chad Nicefield quite a few times. The first time, a story that always brings me great joy to retell, he followed up with my boss after, alerting my superior that he was sure he had offended me as I’d abruptly ended our phone call after he’s brought up his boner....
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A very brief chat with Babyface

June 25, 2014
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A very brief chat with Babyface

Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds) is so softly spoken in conversation that the phone line actually struggles to pick up his voice. No word of a lie, the technology doesn’t yet exist that can capture a sentence spoken by Babyface and transmit it across the country. He’s performing with Toni Braxton at Chene Park this weekend....
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City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

June 25, 2014
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City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

It just needs one more “K,” doesn’t it? Remember that old Simpsons gag, where Bart goes to the “Krusty Komedy Klassic”? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Nugent started his Kamp in 1989 with the aim of getting “kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods...
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City Slang: ACLU provides update following day in court

June 24, 2014
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On Monday, June 23, the ACLU and ICP’s case against the FBI regarding the designation of Juggalos as a criminal gang was presented to a federal judge. Today, Michael Steinberg, the ACLU of Michigan legal director, provided an update via Youtube. See it here: Follow @City_Slang
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