City Slang: Music review roundup

April 22, 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 Sugar Clouds’ Partners Don’t Do That (They Watch and be Amazed) (Wax Splat) is a nostalgic look at the psychedelic days of ’60s grooviness. Even the album cover...
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Detroit councilman: Increased parking fines an ‘anti-growth strategy’

April 21, 2014
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Detroit councilman: Increased parking fines an ‘anti-growth strategy’

  There’s at least one city councilmember who’s less than pleased with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s plan to increase all parking violation fines. Councilman Gabe Leland, whose district represents the city’s west side, issued a statement today, calling Orr’s plan a potential “deterrent” to attracting people to the city. I don’t believe the argument...
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Listen to new Jack White track “Lazaretto”

April 21, 2014
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“Lazaretto,” the lead single from the eponymous forthcoming album from Jack White, is now available to stream, and the track will be available to purchase digitally starting tomorrow. It has a similar sonic palate to 2012′s Blunderbuss. Sample lyrics: “I’m so Detroit I make it rise from the ashes.” This weekend, White cut what he...
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

April 21, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit Jazz Fest announces headlining acts

The Detroit Jazz Festival has announced the headliners for the event, which will take place over Labor Day weekend as usual. The 2014 artist in residence will be Joshua Redman. According to the press release, “Redman is known as one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 1990s...
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

April 21, 2014
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Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

The chairman of the board, Iggy Pop, turned 67 today. Everyone at Detroit Metro Times would like to wish the main man a very happy birthday. This song seems appropriate. Follow @City_Slang
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Reviewing Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

April 21, 2014
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Reviewing Josh Malerman’s Bird Box

Bird Box By Josh Malerman HarperCollins, 293 pp., $25.99. Back in August, we profiled High Strung singer Josh Malerman due to the fact that his book, Bird Box, had earned him a six-figure multi-book deal from HarperCollins, and was going to be made into a movie. We wrote a cover story (a multi-award winning...
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