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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RIP Scott Asheton

March 16, 2014
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RIP Scott Asheton

Iggy Pop has announced that Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has passed away. The announcement read: My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a...
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Bookie’s Club 870 Anniversary Reunion planned for Monday

March 14, 2014
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Bookies Club 870, Detroit, 1978

Detroit’s ’80s punk scene owes much to Bookie’s Club 870, a gay bar that handed over booking to punk band The Sillies, who set up shows with some of the era’s best punk acts, like Iggy Pop, The Damned, The Dead Boys, The Romantics and many more. The building burned down in the ’90s,...
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City Slang: Le Voyage warms up the Magic Stick

March 14, 2014
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City Slang: Le Voyage warms up the Magic Stick

This last snowstorm was a kick in the balls, wasn’t it? March arrived, we had a few days of sun, the birds started to sing and it even began to smell like spring, and then BOOM. Ball-kick. God willing, the worst is behind us but still, as we walked into the Magic Stick on...
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A view of SXSW

March 14, 2014
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A view of SXSW

By Bree Houlihan As a first year attendee of South by South West (SXSW), the thought of going to Austin, Texas during Michigan’s polar vortex is enough to get you packing. Then there is the music. For a passionate music lover, working in the music industry, or emerging artist this festival is a must....
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 2

March 14, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 2

White Shag’s Laura Mendoza with the second installment of her SXSW report… Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – Day 2 Today was a “promoting the band” day so I decided to head out by myself to 6th street and hand out some flyers and stickers. I didn’t want to worry about parking so Jorge dropped...
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A review of the Live at Wacken 2012 DVD and CD set

March 13, 2014
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A review of the Live at Wacken 2012 DVD and CD set

To those metal-heads that are lucky enough to live in Europe, where real heavy metal lives and thrives, Wacken is the king of all music festivals. It’s like Christmas – we wait for it all year and it’s never a disappointment…for those that have the means to get there and are lucky enough to...
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City Slang: Coming soon at Trinosophes

March 13, 2014
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City Slang: Coming soon at Trinosophes

This Saturday, March 15, Trinosophes hosts Middle Eastern music ensemble Safaafir (Amir and Dena El Saffar) They say, “Safaafir is a name that evokes the ancient art of coppersmithing in Iraq. Soug al-Safaafir, or the coppersmiths’ market, is memorable for the din of hammers on copper and the glowing beauty of each creation. The...
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 1

March 13, 2014
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SXSW diary by Laura Mendoza of White Shag, part 1

When we knew that Detroit’s White Shag was going to be performing a few different sets at SXSW, we grabbed front-woman Laura Mendoza and requested that she send us a regular diary of the goings on. Here’s the first installment… Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – SXSW Week – Austin, TX I finished up some...
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