To Hell With The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

January 14, 2009
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To Hell With The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame!

Despite what we wrote in this week’s cover story — and despite what nearly everyone with taste and a brain belived — the Stooges did not get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. We repeat, just in case you missed it: THE STOOGES WERE FUCKED BY THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL...
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Ron Asheton Tribute In Detroit

January 11, 2009
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Ron Asheton Tribute In Detroit

The Music Hall in downtown Detroit is hosting a tribute/memorial to late Stooges guitar hero Ron Asheton this Saturday, Jan. 17. All the info from the press release is posted below: Niagara and The Colonel invite friends to pay tribute to the late Stooges guitarist, Ron Asheton as they host, “Ronnie…Thanks A Million,” on...
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Ron Asheton, R.i.p.

January 6, 2009
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Ron Asheton, R.i.p.

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of founding Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, whose body was discovered this morning in his Ann Arbor home. Police received a phone call last night from Asheton’s personal assistant who asked officials to check on the 60-year-old guitarist, as the caller had not recently heard...
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Remembering Kenn Cox, Cultural Warrior

December 30, 2008
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Remembering Kenn Cox, Cultural Warrior

Kenn Cox at Baker’s during the summer of 2007. (Photo: W. Kim Heron) Detroit’s jazz community mourned the loss of pianist and musical activist Kenn Cox on Saturday — even as folks celebrated his life. Years ago, percussionist-composer Francisco Mora Catlett dedicated a piece titled “The Cultural Warrior” to Cox. It was more than...
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Christmas In The Mitten…

December 24, 2008
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Our friend Brandon Zwagerman wrote to point out that in our recent post about Deastro and Rodriguez coming in number two and number three, consecutively, on eMusic.com‘s year-end list of the best albums of 2008, we didn’t mention two other Michigan acts that made the list: Benoit Pioulard came in at number 87, while...
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Kenn Cox — Another Jazz Loss

December 19, 2008
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Kenn Cox — Another Jazz Loss

Barbara and Kenn Cox. We just received the sad word that Detroit musician and musical activist Kenn Cox died Friday morning after a long illness. What comes to mind first is that Cox, 68, was as passionate about the way the music was represented as he was about presenting it. That’s why, along with...
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Detroiters Top Emusic’s “best Of” List

December 16, 2008
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Detroiters Top Emusic’s “best Of” List

‘Tis the season for “Best of the Year” lists, and Detroit music fans should be pleased to note that two of our own homegrown artists placed No. 2 and No. 3 on emusic‘s “Best Albums of 2008″ list. Out of 86 artists, Motor City electronic-pop god Deastro was number two with his Keeper’s album,...
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Benefiting The Ann Arbor Theaters

December 15, 2008
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Benefiting The Ann Arbor Theaters

When the economy goes to hell and America heads into a recession or, worse, a depression (and I hope everyone in Michigan who votes Republican remembers from now until the day they die just what political party it was that killed that Big 3 deal — in other words, in GOP ideology, unions =...
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Yost Was A Detroiter

December 11, 2008
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You may or may not have heard that Dennis Yost, the lead singer of Classics IV, died earlier this week in a Cincinatti hospital. He’d been in a nursing home since sustaining a brain injury following a fall in 2005. And depending on your age, you may or may not care. Whatever the case,...
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’tis The Season…

December 11, 2008
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’tis The Season…

…for music-based benefits to help those less fortunate. Here are a few coming up in the very near future: In observance of World AIDS Day (WAD) 2008, which took place, as it does every year, on December 1st , the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization, NextAid, is uniting North American dance music communities from coast...
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