Weekend Fun….and The Name Game Revisited…

October 24, 2008
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Weekend Fun….and The Name Game Revisited…

Two shows this weekend we wanted to mention (and then onto the Name Game dept): Spitting Nickels have a CD release party this weekend for their new Jim Diamond-produced EP, 5 The Hard Way. The EP features final contributions from the group’s late rhythm guitarist Tom Furtaw, who sadly passed away last summer onstage...
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The Fonz & Andy Of Mayberry Endorse Obama…

October 23, 2008
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They really do! See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die
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Blanche’s Miller Connects With Johnny Cash…again!

October 22, 2008
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Blanche’s Miller Connects With Johnny Cash…again!

Dan John Miller of Blanche serves as music composer on the new documentary film, Johnny Cash’s America, which debuts on The Biography Channel tomorrow night, October 23rd, at 9 p.m. The film was screened nationwide in select cities last week and will be released as a CD/DVD next Tuesday October 28th via Sony/Legacy. Miller...
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A Few Musical Tidbits…

October 22, 2008
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A Few Musical Tidbits…

The new video for the Mason Proper single, “Lock & Key,” from their new Olly Oxen Free album premieres tomorrow night (Oct. 23rd) on MTV2 Subterranean at 1 a.m. Speaking of Ann Arbor bands, Tally Hall have just unveiled episode number three of Tally Halls’ Internet Show, an online reality program written, directed and...
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Love Songs For Michigan…or The Wonder Twins Do The Mates Of State Thing…

October 21, 2008
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Love Songs For Michigan…or The Wonder Twins Do The Mates Of State Thing…

On Sunday evening, the Wonder Twins — D’Anne and Laura Witkowski — headed to the Magic Stick to catch the show by San Francisco’s the Mates of State. It was a night of singing drummers, boisterous indie kids, adhesive residue, and cute loud sounds…. D’Anne: So, Laura, you’re a major Mates of State hater....
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Levi Stubbs’ Tears

October 17, 2008
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Levi Stubbs’ Tears

“Baby, I Need Your Loving.” “Bernadette.” “Standing In The Shadows of Love.” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There.” “It’s The Same Old Song.” “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)… No more really needs to be said… Rest in peace, gentle man.
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The Truth About The Go…

October 16, 2008
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The Truth About The Go…

You may have read several rumors on the Internets today that James McConnell and Marc Fellis are leaving the Go and being replaced by drummer Ben and guitarist-singer Danny Kroha of the Readies. Well, here’s the official scoop: No truth to that rumor whatsoever. Says the Go’s Bobby Harlow: “Jim and Marc have not...
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Eminem Announces New Album And 313 Detroit Tribute Nikes…

October 16, 2008
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Eminem Announces New Album And 313 Detroit Tribute Nikes…

During the NYC book release party last night (October 15th) for his upcoming autobiography, The Way I Am, Eminem announced that the official title of his next album will be Relapse. The rap superstar also debuted a track — “I’m Having A Relapse” (about a Xanax-popping serial killer) — during last night’s Manhattan festivities....
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Hawtin Gets Wired…

October 16, 2008
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Hawtin Gets Wired…

Just in case you’ve missed it thus far, our home boy Richie Hawtin — still based in Berlin these days — made the cover of the October issue of the highly-respected Wire magazine, which features a long, indepth Q&A with the acclaimed electronic musical wizard. Go here to buy a copy…
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Muggs & Clawson: On The Blues-rock Tip

October 14, 2008
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Muggs & Clawson: On The Blues-rock Tip

The Muggs are releasing two new unreleased songs from their On WIth The Show sessions this Friday, October 17th. The tracks will be available on 7-inch “collectors vinyl” in a classic A-side/B-side format. It’s the trio’s first-ever vinyl 7-incher…and the A side, “Bite of the Weredog,” is described as “a Halloween jam” (well, duh!)...
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