Detroit Musicians At Woodstock? Here Are Three.

August 14, 2009
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Detroit Musicians At Woodstock? Here Are Three.

So how many Detroiters performed at Woodstock, which took place 40 years ago this weekend? We recently received an e-mail from percussionist Muruga who noted that (news to us) he was there with folk singer Tim Hardin and that he can be heard with Hardin for one song on the new Woodstock: 40 Years...
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Fye Deal…and The Death Of A Giant

August 13, 2009
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Fye Deal…and The Death Of A Giant

Our ed-in-chief W. Kim Heron came in a little while ago to offer a tip for the few of you out there who still buy CDS and believe that musical artists should actually be paid for their endeavors. Kim was in a local FYE store earlier today where he discovered that every single CD...
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The High Strung Play Guantanamo Bay – Really

August 13, 2009
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The High Strung Play Guantanamo Bay – Really

Two things nobody will dispute about the High Strung – they are arguably Detroit’s hardest touring rock band and they play a ton of libraries. So when I saw on their website that they were playing a library in Guantanamo Bay on July 30th, I thought it was possible…but most likely it was just...
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Canvassing Erykah Badu

August 7, 2009
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Canvassing Erykah Badu

Erykah’s biggest fan?: Demetrius Green. We get a lot of interesting folks dropping by here at the office. And not all of them are the “Monday morning lineup” for personal services ads, homeless dudes crashed out in the doorway, or celebrity impersonators looking for their big break. Some of them are just pleasant enthusiasts...
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Baatin Memorial Service Announced

August 6, 2009
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Baatin Memorial Service Announced

Funeral service plans for the late Titus “Baatin” Glover, co-founder of Detroit’s legendary Slum Village, have been announced. There will be a viewing this Monday, August 10th from 1 p.m to 8 p.m. Hip-hop music will be featured at the event. The following day, Tuesday, August 11th, there will be a wake from 12...
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Insane Clown Posse! Ice Cube! Vanilla Ice! Coolio! Esham & Natas, Gwar, Paradime On One Stage. Huh?

August 6, 2009
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No shit. Dozens of glorious has-beens, never-wases and flat-out greats kill at the 10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave In Rock, IL. this Thursday through Sunday. Lots of stunner porno ginch, too … and creepy clown-faced chub. Plus freakshow (and superstar) wrastlin’, dirty-girl mud-slingin’  the “Human Cannonball,” ‘copter rides, “Love Train” hay...
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“weird Al” Does Jack White…

August 5, 2009
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Let’s face it: You really haven’t “made it,” pop culturally speaking, until you end up in a “Weird Al” Yankovic parody video. So welcome to the heights of pop culture fame, Jack and Meg…
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Jamie Register: Full Force

August 4, 2009
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What do you get when you cross a DJ who loves classic rock like Jimi Hendrix as much as spaced-out jazz with a vocalist mother who loves Motown? Mix well and add a few of the funkiest white boys around, and — if you’re lucky — you get Jamie Register & the Glendales. The...
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Slum Village’s Baatin, R.i.p.

August 3, 2009
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Slum Village’s Baatin, R.i.p.

We were saddned to hear the news that Baatin (born Titus Glover), co-founder of the Detroit superstar rap trio Slum Village, was found dead on the 14000 block of Anglin Street in Detroit this Saturday morning, August 1st. The cause of death is still unknown and the Detroit Police expressed that in a statement....
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Eminem & Mimi Feud Heats Up…

August 1, 2009
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Eminem & Mimi Feud Heats Up…

We blogged earlier this week about “Obsessed,” Mariah Carey’s new track and video, which seems to be about Eminem, taking potshots at the superstar rapper, even though the video director has denied it and the Carey camp has yet to comment. Well, Slim Shady apparently believes it’s about him because a new track “Warning”...
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