Check out Dretraxx’s old-school techno and house choice cuts

July 16, 2014
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The third Friday of every month, DJ Andrew Schireson (aka Dretraxx) hosts Body Worx, an old-school techno, house, and UK garage night at Temple Bar.  Schireson says the playlists of the groundbreaking Detroit radio DJ The Electrifying Mojo shapes his sets at Body Worx. “The music on Mojo’s show would have unapologetic dance tunes well...
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Jim Diamond says Ghetto Recorders is being priced out of downtown

July 14, 2014
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After 18 years of working in an unassuming former poultry processing facility-turned-recording studio, Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recorders says he is being priced out of downtown Detroit, the Detroit News reports. Diamond and his studio are  noted for capturing, if not creating, the sounds of the “garage rock” revival of the early 2000s, having...
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Jessica Hernandez’s Secret Evil to release at the Magic Stick on August 20

July 9, 2014
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Jessica Hernandez’s Secret Evil to release at the Magic Stick on August 20

Detroit-based music group Jessica Hernandez and the Delta’s have officially announced the release of their first full length record, Secret Evil, which will hit the streets (and be available for digital download) on Friday, August 19.  And a special record release show is planned to celebrate the album at the Magic Stick on August...
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Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

July 9, 2014
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Sylvester Long was born and raised in Detroit. In 1985, at age 26, he went to prison, and served 15 years in 16 different Michigan facilities. “To all of my sisters” is a poem he wrote in 1986, while incarcerated. He sent it to MT last week. It moved us, so we thought we’d...
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Disclosure’s Wild Life show series comes to Freedom Hill

July 7, 2014
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Disclosure’s Wild Life show series comes to Freedom Hill

Earlier this year British electronic duo Disclosure announced a short series of concerts that would take place around the United States. This traveling music festival, known as Wild Life,  has included artists like Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kaytranada, Green Velvet, and more. Announced for a stint at Sterling Height’s Freedom Hill on August 2,...
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Goober & the Peas, Heartless Bastards, and more to play Pig & Whiskey

July 3, 2014
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Goober & the Peas will bring their special brand of “cowpunk” to Metro Times‘ Pig & Whiskey event on Saturday, July 19. (Never heard of ‘em? Before he was a White Stripe, Jack White was known to play drums for these guys in the ’90s.) Be prepared to get covered in hay. (Don’t ask.) The event...
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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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