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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POWER (ft. Passalacqua + Flint Eastwood)

March 19, 2014
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POWER (ft. Passalacqua + Flint Eastwood)

Passalaqua have powered back up. This video’s exhibit A.) But, really, the local rap-duo (and recent Kresge Fellows) have been steadily getting back into the show-circuit with some performances after a spell spent more so out of the spotlight and behind-the-scenes. Well, behind said-scenes, they were working on music with genre-splicing rock-outfit Flint Eastwood,...
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City Slang: Illy Mack to play cassette release show

March 18, 2014
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City Slang: Illy Mack to play cassette release show

Illy Mack will play a cassette release show on Saturday, March 22 at Nancy Whiskey (2644 Harrison St., Detroit), with Pretty Ghouls and Casual Sweetheart. The show is free. The new Illy Mack cassette will have six new tracks on it, three produced by vocalist and guitarist Jen David and three by bassist and...
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 4

March 18, 2014
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 4

Friday, March 14, 2014 – Day 4 Friday we had two separate gigs, one at 5:30 on “shit street” and another one at 10:30 that night at the Spider House. We headed downtown a bit early to pass out flyers and stickers for our shows and then retreated up to the venue where we...
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

March 18, 2014
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City Slang: Weekly 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. Guardian Angel Into Lightnin’ (Easy Action) is an interesting record, taking a trip back to ’71 and looking at former Rationals man Scott Morgan’s short time with the band...
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 3

March 17, 2014
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SXSW diary by White Shag’s Laura Mendoza, part 3

By Laura Mendoza Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Day 3 Thursday was a SXS-Lola’s day in Fort Worth. We still had shows left in Austin the rest of the week so we decided to make the truck out to Fort Worth and back in the same night. No biggie. It’s like driving to Dayton...
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A tribute to Scott Asheton

March 17, 2014
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A tribute to Scott Asheton

I’m not going to pretend that I knew Scott Asheton well, let alone that I was his friend. When people die, particularly famous people, the woodwork will overflow with those referring to the fallen one as a “friend,” a “buddy,” or, worse, “a brother-in-arms.” I hardly knew Rock, but I worked with him and...
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More from SXSW

March 17, 2014
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More from SXSW

By Bree Houlihan Tuesday started at 8am with continental breakfast and coffee. I spent most of the morning fine-tuning my schedule along side maps and looking up more information for all the artists. The schedules were every changing which left me to messaging artists Facebook’s in hopes of getting some direction back. Tuesday’s agenda:...
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City Slang: Sylvain Sylvain and Glen Matlock rock Small’s

March 17, 2014
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City Slang: Sylvain Sylvain and Glen Matlock rock Small’s

It seemed astounding to us that this show, originally scheduled to take place at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, was in danger of being cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Thankfully, the good people at Small’s swooped in and saved the show at the last minute, but it’s still odd just how few people...
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