Turn to Crime debut chilly video for “Can’t Love”

July 29, 2014
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Turn to Crime debut chilly video for “Can’t Love”

It seems like the polar vortex will never end: the weather phenomenon that brought us the most brutal winter on record this winter is to blame for this summer’s chillier-than usual temperatures as well. A couple of bands, though, made lemonade out of lemons (or snow cones out of snow?) by using the icy landscape to film...
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Chvrches: Mass will be held at Royal Oak Music Theatre

June 5, 2014
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Chvrches: Mass will be held at Royal Oak Music Theatre

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind year for Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty. The electro pop trio known as Chvrches released their first album and took to the road on what seems like an endless bout of touring. They hit the inaugural U.S. edition of Laneway music festival at Meadow Brook last...
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Selocial: New App Debuts in Detroit

May 28, 2014
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Selocial: New App Debuts in Detroit

A couple weeks ago a native Detroiter and 15 year music industry vetertan David Baird called us up at the office, offering to let us preview a new app he, Joe Vaillancourt, Brenden Tuck, and Mark Kopulos had just created. Selocial, he described to us, is like Instagram meets Spotify and it’s the wave...
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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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10 things to do on the biggest bar night of the year

November 25, 2013
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Whether you’re using it as an excuse to have a reunion with your old hometown gang or simply coping with alcohol before you have to deal with your crazy relatives the next day, the night before Thanksgiving is historically the biggest bar night of the year. Of course, you should go somewhere local, and...
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Free Things to do in and around Detroit This Week

November 11, 2013
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1) Cycle 6 at The Red Bull House of Art Friday, Nov. 15, 7-11 p.m. The Red Bull House of Art unveils its last cycle of artists for 2013. Artists include Sydney G. James (Acrylic on Mirror), Tadd Mullinix (Acrylic Paintings & Decoupage), Abby Tagë Lee (Ink), Dessi Terzieva (Collage & Mixed Media), Michael...
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Music Writers wanted

November 8, 2013
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Music Writers wanted

The Metro Times is looking to expand its team of freelance music writers. In particular, we need writers available to us who know electronic music (all of the many genres and sub-genres), hip-hop/rap, and classical/opera. We need people who know the music inside out, and specifically the Detroit scene – the local hotspots and...
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5 free things to do in Detroit this week

November 4, 2013
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Here’s a roundup of some free or cheap things to do in and around Detroit this week. 1) Author Visit: Sharon Draper Monday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. BookBeat Bookstore and Southfield Public Library proudly present New York Times bestselling author and five-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner Sharon Draper to speak...
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Jessica Hernandez “Demons” free download on Rolling Stone

October 31, 2013
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Just in time for Halloween, Rolling Stone has a free download of Detroit-based Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas’ new song, “Demons”. Get it here.
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