“a Love Supreme”

April 30, 2008
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“a Love Supreme”

The lineup for the 29th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival — which runs this year from Friday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st, at Hart Plaza — was announced this morning at a press conference. Subtitled “A Love Supreme: The Philly/Detroit Summit,” the 2008 festival — the largest free fest of its kind in...
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“thanks, Mom!”

April 28, 2008
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“thanks, Mom!”

In case you missed this info elsewhere, the 17th annual Detroit Music Awards were held last Friday night, April 25th, at the Fillmore. You can find an entire list of the winners by clicking here. One of the highlights of the evening — at least for us — came when Crud‘s Danielle Arsenault thanked...
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A Fest For The Sonically Adventurous

April 28, 2008
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A Fest For The Sonically Adventurous

Occasional Metro Times contributor Mike Ross is presenting the third installment of his biannual Curare Festival this coming Saturday, May 3rd at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), located at 5141 Rosa Parks in Detroit. With only one act hailing from outside the city (the Netherfriends from Chicago, to be exact), the fest...
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Iggy Pop Explained

April 28, 2008
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Iggy Pop Explained

Our old pal — and former MOJO Magazine editor-in-chief — Paul Trynka will be at the Detroit Public Library this Wednesday night (April 30th) to discuss one of this area’s favorite sons and the man who basically invented punk rock, Iggy Pop. Trynka is the author of Open Up and Bleed, due out in...
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Porchsleeper Headed For Hiatus

April 24, 2008
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Porchsleeper Headed For Hiatus

Porchsleeper‘s gig at Jacoby’s this coming Saturday night (April 26th) will be the band’s last performance for, according to their e-mail, “a very long time…maybe even longer than that.” The band will be opening the evening for the Spitting Nickels (featuring our pal Eddie Baranek on drums and vocals), as well as the brand...
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Resto Resurrection

April 24, 2008
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Resto Resurrection

One of the highlights of tomorrow night’s Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore should be Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and producer Luis Resto — perhaps better known to the rock mainstream for his songwriting collaborations and performances with Patti Smith, Eminem and Was (Not Was) — previewing his new band. (And if you’re reading...
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Nathaniel Mayer Update

April 21, 2008
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Nathaniel Mayer Update

We just heard from Nathaniel Mayer‘s wife, Marie, who tells us that Nate Dog is on the road to recovery. “Today he was able to whisper a little and talk,” said Marie of her husband, who toured Europe late last year. He’s at Receiving Hospital now. Marie said the support of fans who’ve heard,...
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Time Of The Season: Cityfest Sched Announced

April 21, 2008
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Time Of The Season: Cityfest Sched Announced

Sixty musical acts were named today for the upcoming 2008 Comerica Cityfest (formerly Comerica Tastefest) which takes place July 2nd through the 6th. There will be four stages in Detroit’s Historic New Center, presenting artists simultaneously, including the Motor City Casino Stage (presented by the Detroit News), the Pure Detroit Stage (presented by Real...
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Nathaniel Mayer Ailing

April 21, 2008
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Nathaniel Mayer Ailing

We were very sorry to hear that Detroit musical legend Nathaniel Mayer suffered a stroke on April 13th and is currently recuperating in a local hospital. The 64-year-old R&B powerhorse is best known internationally for his 1962 hit single with his Fabulous Twilights, “Village of Love” (which hit No. 22 on the national pop...
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Moonlighting Bobby Harlow

April 21, 2008
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Moonlighting Bobby Harlow

The Go‘s Bobby Harlow is currently in Tempermill Studios (owned by Dave Feeney of Blanche, American Mars and Loretta Lynn fame) producing an album for New York rocker Neil Nathan. Nathan sought out Harlow after hearing the Go’s last album, Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride, and asked the Motor City rocker to...
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