City Slang: Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Fest returning to Royal Oak

April 4, 2014
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City Slang: Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Fest returning to Royal Oak

The Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Festival will take place at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Friday, April 11. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 VIP), and cover is $25-$50. The bill features Keller & the Keel, the Ragbirds, Catfish Mafia, and the Crave Wives. They say, “Grand Circus Media, Liquid Events Detroit, and...
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City Slang: Not Without a Fight signs deal with Brain Fuse

April 4, 2014
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City Slang: Not Without a Fight signs deal with Brain Fuse

Detroit pop-punk band Not Without a Fight has signed a record deal with Virginia-based label Brain Fuse Records. The label also has the likes of the Stillwater, Boom Kinetic!, Another Close Call, and Dreamwalk on its roster. You can find out more here. They say, “The Detroit 5-piece formed in 2012, comprised of members...
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Duendesday at the Loving Touch

April 3, 2014
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Duendesday at the Loving Touch

As ever, Jeff Howitt and Duende! put together a killer bill for April’s Duendesday. Unfortunately, according to the ever-charming Howitt this may have been the last event for a while. The good news is that at least three of the bands of the bands that played on Wednesday night are playing the Blowout –...
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City Slang: DMA acoustic showcase at Zumba

April 2, 2014
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City Slang: DMA acoustic showcase at Zumba

The Detroit Music Awards Foundation will host an acoustic showcase on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Zumba Mexican Grille in Royal Oak. There will be performances from Carolyn Striho & Scott Dailey, Corktown Popes, Frankie D’Angelo, Gia Warner, Ryan Dillaha, and Tom Butwin. Pay a $5 donation at the door,...
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Jack White announces new album ‘Lazaretto’

April 1, 2014
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With Jack White, it’s never a question as to if he will release new music soon, but rather how, releasing a steady stream of albums as part of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson — or more recently, under his own name. Today, Third Man Records announced Jack...
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City Slang: Music review roundup

April 1, 2014
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City Slang: Music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. The Flutter & Wow’s Urban Prairie album has been a long time coming. The husband and wife paring of Tasha and Brian were featured in the MT back in...
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City Slang: Dead in 5 unveil new video

March 31, 2014
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City Slang: Dead in 5 unveil new video

Dead in 5, the local metal band featuring former members of 60 Second Crush and Mansfield Park, unveiled a new video this week for the song “Let’s Get the Party Started” (not to confused with the Pink track). The video sees the band perform while a pink-haired girl has a breeze block smashed on...
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City Slang: Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s at the Lager House

March 28, 2014
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City Slang: Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s at the Lager House

Six and the Sevens is an odd band. Musically, they have so much going for them; super-catchy tunes, killer riffs, athemic, clap-along choruses and basically all round great musicianship. There’s just something about the way the guys carry themselves that isn’t totally familiar to rock show attendees. It’s like these adults are in a...
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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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