Musical Warmth Predicted For Mittenfest Ii

December 17, 2007
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Musical Warmth Predicted For Mittenfest Ii

One of the major musical pre-Christmas events takes place this weekend in nearby Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Mittenfest II, a two-day, three-venue holiday benefit music festival, is described by organizer/promoter Brandon Zwagerman as “an ode to the winter season, our hand-shaped peninsula, the local music community, and non-profit youth writing center called 826michigan.” Things...
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Common Ground For Rhythm Corps Fans

December 12, 2007
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Common Ground For Rhythm Corps Fans

You may or may not have heard that Detroiter rockers-made-good Rhythm Corps will be doing a reunion show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 22nd, performing with another band of Detroit rockers-made good, Sponge. What you definitely may not know is that you can have an active hand in putting together...
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Two “great American” Bands From D-town

December 11, 2007
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Two “great American” Bands From D-town

Almost every rock fan in Detroit knows that the Muggs were one of the 12 finalists on Fox-TV’s The Next Great American Band TV show. Alas, the Muggs didn’t make it to the final finals (the judges especially had a difficult time with the lead vocals, but then they had the same problem with...
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Dre Wins In Detroit…

December 11, 2007
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Dre Wins In Detroit…

Hip-hop producer Dr. Dre was victorious in a second lawsuit involving his Up In Smoke tour and DVD. A $3 billion invasion of privacy lawsuit was filed against the hip hop star over a videotaped conversation featuring three former City of Detroit employees that was included on the DVD. The suit has been dismissed....
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A Rockin’ Good Detroit Band…

December 11, 2007
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Speaking of the Detroit Top 100 Songs, which we’ve still been doing a lot of around here lately, how come this rockin’ band never made the final cut? Cool stuff! Seriously, though, you can find even more vintage Detroit kiddies stuff at detroitkidshow.com. Good stuff for nostalgia addicts. Free Soupy Sales now!
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It’s Nice To Be A Genius

December 10, 2007
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It’s Nice To Be A Genius

There have, of course, been many differing opinions regarding our recent Detroit’s 100 Greatest Songs cover feature, to the point that some of the more uninformed ones made me blow an Internet gasket last week (well, sort of — people should be aware that I had a big smile on my face the entire...
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The Wasmopolitan Road Trip

December 10, 2007
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The Wasmopolitan Road Trip

As was noted on this site several times over the past two months, producer, songwriter and Was (Not Was) cofounder Don Was was recently in town to record and film a slew of new Detroit music for his part of the MyDamnChannel Web site. Cool excerpts from a majority of this stuff is now...
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Sour Creem

December 6, 2007
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Sour Creem

There were also plenty of smarmy and catty anonymous comments on the New York Observer‘s website this week, some of them way more immature (and a few just as uninformed) as the ones on webvomit — which is extra depressing, since I can bet that at least a few of the comments were posted...
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Vote Now! Vote Often!

December 6, 2007
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Vote Now! Vote Often!

By the way, speaking of the Top 100 Detroit Songs list, don’t forget to submit your own list. We’ll be tabulating them in the very near future and the results will be appearing in an upcoming issue of Metro Times. Go here to post your choices. Marvin Gaye: As good as Ted Nugent?
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Thinking Out Loud…

December 6, 2007
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Thinking Out Loud…

Sorry this blog hasn’t been updated in a while. That Detroit Top 100 Songs list, coming as it did on the short Thanksgiving week, took a lot out of us. And then I’ve always found Thanksgiving to be a semi-depressing, or at least bittersweet, holiday, although I did enjoy spending the first in a...
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