Child Bite: Michigan’s “best New” Band?

July 7, 2009
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Child Bite: Michigan’s “best New” Band?

Well, at least according to a few writers and editors in Boston, they are… For the second year in a row, alternative weekly the Boston Phoenix has picked the “best new band” in each of the 50 states. And according to this year’s poll, Detroit’s own Child Bite is “the best new band in...
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The Go Do Michael…

July 7, 2009
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The Go Do Michael…

Just in case you don’t plan to catch today’s Michael Jackson tribute at the Staples Center in L.A. on one of the three major networks, the cable news stations, or one of the recaps the networks will be running tonight (including NBC’s Dateline), Detroit’s Charle H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E....
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Goodbye, Casey Kasem

July 7, 2009
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Goodbye, Casey Kasem

So long, Casey! Without any advance warning, this weekend radio legend Casey Kasem went off the air. After four decades on U.S. radio, he disappeared from the airwaves, ending his last countdown show for good, apparently. For those who came of age between 1970 and 1988, Kasem’s warm, welcoming voice seemed to be everywhere...
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Dwele’s Tribute To “the King”

June 30, 2009
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An off-the-cuff tribute from one of Detroit’s current heavyweights. As Dwele posted on youtube: “june 25th, at home washing clothes for upcoming tour. . .had 45 minutes to set up the camera and have some fun in tribute to mike, mistakes and all, all in fun. R.I.P. mike!! “
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Motown’s Candlelight Vigil In Photos

June 29, 2009
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Motown’s Candlelight Vigil In Photos

The Motown Museum played host to one of the three “official” or authorized candlelight vigils to Michael Jackson last night, Sunday, June 29th. The other two were in Jackson’s native Gary, Indiana as well as his adopted home of L.A. Not quite a thousand people showed up but there were certainly hundreds and hundreds....
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Outside The Motown Museum Today

June 26, 2009
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Outside The Motown Museum Today

ALL PHOTOS BY W. KIM HERON There will be a candlelight vigil for Michael Jackson in front of the Motown Museum this Sunday, June 28th, at 8 p.m.
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Thoughts On The Passing Of The King Of Pop

June 26, 2009
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Thoughts On The Passing Of The King Of Pop

Thoughts on the passing of Michael Jackson: 1) When my teenage son told me the news on Thursday, my first comment was about what a sad, unenviable life he’d led, even among the ranks of sad, unenviable star lives. Son proceeded to tell me that it was too early to start making jokes. No,...
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Michael Jackson Dead At Age 50

June 25, 2009
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Michael Jackson Dead At Age 50

The mainstream press is reporting he was rushed to the hospital, not breathing and in total cardiac arrest…but TMZ is reporting that the former Motown Records child star and self-appointed “King of Pop” has died. Hate to say it ’cause we think Harvey Levin is the devil these days, but much like the print...
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So Long, Sky…

June 25, 2009
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Sorry to hear of the death of Sky Saxon, one of the pioneers of what became known as garage rock and one of the more colorful characters in all of rockdom, in Austin earlier today. He was supposed to play a show (with a new version of the Seeds) at the Magic Bag in...
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Vote Em & A Cool Sonic Youth Event

June 23, 2009
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Vote Em & A Cool Sonic Youth Event

Similar to their “Who’s the Greatest Rapper Alive?” poll competition last year, which Eminem swept hand-down (despite five years of inactivity), Vibe Magazine is currently sponsoring a “Who’s the Great Rapper Ever?” on their Website. Yeah, we think polls are kinda silly, too…but hasn’t hip hop always been about competiton — first on the...
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