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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Queen Makeba Heads To Detroit

April 18, 2008
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Queen Makeba Heads To Detroit

Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba are hands down the king and queen of South African music. The onetime husband and wife gained worldwide pop cred as hit-makers in the ’60s while agitating for the end of the apartheid regime back home — which, in recognition of their work, banned both them and their records....
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Danny Federici, R.i.p.

April 18, 2008
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Danny Federici, R.i.p.

Sad. He did not look well when Springsteen and the E Street Band played the Palace last fall. Danny Federici, for 40 years the E Street Band’s organist and keyboard player, died yesterday afternoon, April 17th at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three year battle with melanoma. “Danny Federici,...
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Remembering Proof

April 16, 2008
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Remembering Proof

We’re a little late on this…but better late than never… Slain Detroit hip-hop legend Proof was honored by fans and family last Friday (April 11th) to commemorate the two-year anniversary of his death. A candlelight vigil was held during the late afternoon at Woodlawn Cemetery, where the artist was put to rest six days...
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Von Bondies, Sloan Headline Rock City Fest

April 16, 2008
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Von Bondies, Sloan Headline Rock City Fest

Detour Magazine has finally released the schedule for its upcoming first Rock City music festival, which takes place June 12th through the 14th. In addition to numerous local unsigned acts, the festival will feature sets by Canadian popmeisters Sloan and a homecoming performance by the Von Bondies (although, at this point, it’s hard to...
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When It Comes To Stupid Crooks…

April 16, 2008
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When It Comes To Stupid Crooks…

Maybe somebody just needed more cash on tax day… Whatever the case, local hip-hop station HOT 102.7‘s official station vehicle was stolen via a hijack early yesterday afternoon, as an employee re-fueled the vehicle at an area gas station less than a mile away from the station. Keith “Shug” Gillespie, fleet manager for HOT...
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