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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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 5

March 20, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 5

Saturday, March 15, 2014 – Day 5 This was the most gruesome day for Jorge and I. We had 3 gigs. We were only playing as a band for our gig at 11am for the GOGirls Showcase at Austin Java. Then, Jorge and I were trucking on over to Curra’s for an acoustic set...
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City Slang: Gary Grimshaw memorial concert on Saturday

March 19, 2014
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City Slang: Gary Grimshaw memorial concert on Saturday

Gary Quackenbush, Scott Morgan, Dick Wagner and John Sinclair will all perform at a memorial concert for poster artist Gary Grimshaw this Saturday, March 22. The show takes place at New York New York, inside the Premiere Center on 23 Mile Rd. in Chesterfield. They say, “Showing Tony D’Annunzio’s award winning film Louder Then...
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