Music college gets ready to launch in Detroit

March 27, 2014
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Come September, Detroit will be home to a new music college. The Detroit Institute of Music Education will open downtown, hoping to provide yet another destination for young creatives. The DIME will take up residency in the Bamlet Building, located at 1265 Griswold Street in Detroit and owned by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate...
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Electric Six, Motion City Soundtrack and more confirmed for Blowout 17

March 26, 2014
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Electric Six, Motion City Soundtrack and more confirmed for Blowout 17

The first batch of confirmed bands for Blowout 17 has been announced, with Electric Six, Death, The Detroit Cobras, Local H and Motion City Soundtrack topping the bill. Elsewhere, the Witches, the Hentchmen, Broadzilla, Alexis, Kenny Tudrick, Jamaican Queens, Kaleido, the Hard Lessons and many more will be performing. Blowout takes place April 30-May...
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City Slang: This week at Trinosophes

March 25, 2014
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City Slang: This week at Trinosophes

This Wednesday, March 26, Trinosophes hosts the Bobby Bradford Quartet with Frode Gjerstad, Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten and Frank Rosaly. They say, “Trumpeter Bobby Bradford moved from Mississippi to Texas in 1946, where he met a young Ornette Coleman. They were reunited in LA in 1953, a little before Coleman’s pivotal breakthrough. Bradford was drafted...
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Gwar singer Oderus Urungus dead at 50

March 24, 2014
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Gwar singer Oderus Urungus dead at 50

Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, the front man with shock metal band Gwar, was found dead at his home in Richmond, VA, on Sunday at the age of 50. “It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately...
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Covenant House Michigan Benefit Concert

March 23, 2014
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Covenant House Michigan Benefit Concert

Detroit based non-profit Covenant House Michigan provides services and support to homeless, runaway, at-risk youth (age 13-22) who struggle with a variety of issues: unemployment, inadequate education, drugs, gangs and violence. A quintet of local bands are performing at the New Dodge to raise awareness for CHM and its services, which includes providing food,...
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Andrew W.K. was a teen model

March 21, 2014
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The Village Voice has the latest in WTF news: in the late ’90s, before he was a party monster, a young Andrew W.K. briefly pursued a modeling career and amassed a small trove of amusing headshots. It didn’t work out, apparently, but that’s just as well, because then we probably wouldn’t have the great I Get...
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A brief chat with Gary Numan

March 21, 2014
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A brief chat with Gary Numan

Gary Numan plays the Crofoot Ballroom on Friday, March 28 in support of his new album, Splinter (Song From A Broken Mind). We were offered the opportunity to throw a few questions at the electro pioneer, and so we did. Enjoy. When was the last time you were in Detroit, and what do you...
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City Slang: Human Eye unveil new video

March 20, 2014
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City Slang: Human Eye unveil new video

The Human Eye, the local garage band led by the inimitable Timmy “Vulgar” Lampinen, unveiled a new video at the Painted Lady in Hamtramck on Wednesday night, for the song “Gettin’ Mean.” The video sees Vulgar attempting to start a lawnmower before getting bitten by what looks like a plastic praying mantis, and then...
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City Slang: Rock on the Range daily lineups revealed

March 20, 2014
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City Slang: Rock on the Range daily lineups revealed

The daily lineups for Rock on the Range have been revealed, with Kid Rock headlining on Sunday, May 18. Wilson open up the Saturday, and We Came As Romans play in the middle of Friday. See the full lineup, which includes Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, Slayer, and Suicidal Tendencies, here. They say, “Festival organizers...
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City Slang: Listen to James Williamson’s Gimme Some Skin

March 20, 2014
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City Slang: Listen to James Williamson’s Gimme Some Skin

Stooges guitarist James Williamson has recorded some old, rare Stooges songs for a forthcoming album, featuring a collection of singers including Mark Lanegan and Carolyn Wonderland. For Record Store Day (April 19), Williamson is releasing Open Up and Bleed/Gimme Some Skin as a single, both with vocals by Wonderland. We interviewed Williamson and that...
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