Magic Bag Declares Independence From Smoke…

June 8, 2009
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As the state waits for the Legislature to make some sort of iron-clad decision on second-hand smoke, the Haberman brothers have decided to act, banning smoking from inside the two venues they own, Ferndale’s bosco lounge and the Magic Bag. The siblings have decided to declare their independence from cigarette smoke beginning this Independence...
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Local Classic Rock Tidbits

June 8, 2009
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Local Classic Rock Tidbits

*Just learned Friday that former Detroiter, Was (Not Was) cofounder and super-producer Don Was is currently working on nine or so outtakes from the Rolling Stones‘ great Exile On Main Street album to include on a remastered reissue of the classic double album, scheduled for release later this year. As Keith Richards said of...
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Music Peformers Rights: Eminem And Beyond….

June 1, 2009
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Music Peformers Rights: Eminem And Beyond….

Eminem‘s music publisher, Eight Mile Style LLC, and copyright manager, Martin Affiliated LLC, filed suit against Apple today in a Detroit U.S. District court for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that Apple did not have permission to sell Mr. Mathers‘ material for downloading on its iTunes Music Store. “Eight Mile and Martin have demanded...
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Local Music Tidbits

May 29, 2009
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Local Music Tidbits

*The local band Last Tourist is playing its final show tonight at Smalls in Hamtramck, as one of its members is leaving town. That’s too bad. Caught their set at this year’s Blowout and they were a quality band. Catch them tonight, as tomorrow will be too late. *Handyside e-mailed a couple of days...
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Eminem’s Huge…no, Gigantic Debut…

May 27, 2009
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Eminem’s Huge…no, Gigantic Debut…

It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Eminem‘s new album, Relapse, debuts at No. 1 today on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. What is just a tad suprising is how many copies it sold. There were those who doubted the continued relevance of one of Detroit’s favorite sons — including one guy...
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Memorial Tribute To Saxophonist Vicki Alexander

May 27, 2009
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Memorial Tribute To Saxophonist Vicki Alexander

Until illness limited her travels, Vicki Yava Alexander was a regular at the jam sessions at Bert’s Marketplace. Her long thin frame, pianist Bill Meyer noted in an e-mail, seemingly echoed the baritone saxophone she lugged around and used to express herself. So this Thursday, May 28th, the regulars and sometimers who knew and...
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Meg Marries Jackson At Jack’s…

May 26, 2009
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Meg Marries Jackson At Jack’s…

The White Stripes’ website has reported Jackson Smith and Meg White tied the knot last Friday, May 22nd, in the backyard of Jack White’s Nashville home,.in front of “a small party of close friends and relatives.” According to the announcement, Meg and Jackson were married as part of a double ceremony that also included...
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Monday

May 26, 2009
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Monday

Clark Warner Kero Flying Lotus Lee Curtiss Carl Craig
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Sunday

May 26, 2009
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Sunday

John R. Michael Geiger @ Family Funktion Brian Gillespie @ Family Funktion Brendan Gillen @ No Way Back
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All In The Family…or Wedding Bell Rock

May 26, 2009
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All In The Family…or Wedding Bell Rock

Congratulations to regular Metro Times music contributor Brett Callwood and Toni Deville (aka Toni Jedlowski), who’s one of the stalwarts across the hall in the MT sales/ad department. The happy couple tied the knot in downtown Detroit this past Sunday, May 24th, in a ceremony that was officiated over by L.A. punk hero and...
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