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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Breaking The Silence

November 16, 2007
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Breaking The Silence

Local musician Dennis Liegghio was 14 years old when his father committed suicide. It naturally led to depression, but Liegghio eventually channeled that depression into music and his local band, Student Driver. Suicide is an epidemic in this country, and part of Liegghio’s crusade is to educate the public. To that end, he has...
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Neil: And The Kids Understand…

November 15, 2007
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Neil: And The Kids Understand…

Neil Young at the Fox Theatre Saturday, Nov. 11 How sweet to see a bunch of pubescent kids at a Neil Young show; lots of high school fringe, unruly manes and tender-aged sideburns among the squat greybeards. And there was no shortage of dad-son combos. (Blanket statement of the week: Rock ‘n’ roll was...
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Memorializing Hubie

November 7, 2007
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Memorializing Hubie

We sadly noted the passing of bassist Hubie Crawford a few days ago here in the Blahg. The expressions of condolences since then have been overwhelming, his longtime friend and SBH Trio bandmate Bill Meyer told us in an e-mail. Now we’ve received word on how his various friends are paying homage to him....
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The Biggest & Bestest Blowout Yet!

November 1, 2007
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The Biggest & Bestest Blowout Yet!

Hey, just in case you missed it at the top of the Home page, this is to inform you that our annual groovy big Motor City Blowout music festival is now officially slated to take place Wednesday through Saturday, March 5th through 8th. For those unfamiliar with the event (what, you live in a...
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‘a Bassist Like No Other…”

November 1, 2007
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‘a Bassist Like No Other…”

He was “a bassist like no other I have ever seen or heard in my life,” his longtime friend and musical partner Bill Meyer said in an e-mail that bounced through the Detroit jazz community and beyond Thursday morning. Bassist Hubie Crawford had been found dead at his Westside home Wednesday evening after he...
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R.I.P.

October 30, 2007
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R.I.P.

In other tragic news, our condolences to the family of Dan Denton, keyboardist in the local band Crashing Cairo, who passed away earlier this month. He is survived by his wife and two children. Said Robert Wax(aka just wax), leader of Crashing Cairo: “Dan exuded all that was great about the Detroit music scene,...
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Hard Rockers Show Heart By “rockin’ For Vinnie”

October 30, 2007
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Hard Rockers Show Heart By “rockin’ For Vinnie”

You may have read the tragic story of 12-year-old Vinnie Ocelnik, who died in a car crash on September 29th near his home in Warren. The youngster’s mother, Beth Ocelnik, is a well-known and much-respected long-time booking agent in the hard rock/metal community via her CB Entertainment. Next Saturday, Nov. 3rd, that community is...
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