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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. Ricky Rat’s Tokyo Pop/Glitter People (New Fortune) 7” single highlights all that’s great about the Trash Brats guitarist, but also his limitations. The man can write a bubblegum rock ’n’ […]

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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

Chicago-based band High Spirits will play at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, April 18. The bill will also feature Ft. Wayne band Lurking Corpses, and Dark Psychosis. Though High Spirits are coming from Chi-Town, drummer Ian Sugierski is a Detroiter, and formerly a member of Wolfbait, the Meatmen, Blue Snaggletooth and many more. The band […]

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City Slang: Fuzz Fest this weekend

Fuzz Fest, a three-day celebration of Michigan rock ‘n’ roll, takes place at Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti from Thursday, April 10 to Saturday, April 12. There will be two stages over the three nights, and 33 awesome Michigan bands. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $ 7 each night, […]

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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder and Wilson up for Metal Hammer awards

Ryan Knight, guitarist with local metal band the Black Dahlia Murder, has been nominated for the “Dimebag Darrel Shredder” award at the Metal Hammer magazine Golden Gods 2014. The full list of nominees can be seen here. You can register to vote for our home boy here too. In addition, Wilson are up for an […]

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City Slang: Not Without a Fight signs deal with Brain Fuse

Detroit pop-punk band Not Without a Fight has signed a record deal with Virginia-based label Brain Fuse Records. The label also has the likes of the Stillwater, Boom Kinetic!, Another Close Call, and Dreamwalk on its roster. You can find out more here. They say, “The Detroit 5-piece formed in 2012, comprised of members of […]

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City Slang: Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Fest returning to Royal Oak

The Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots Festival will take place at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Friday, April 11. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 VIP), and cover is $ 25-$ 50. The bill features Keller & the Keel, the Ragbirds, Catfish Mafia, and the Crave Wives. They say, “Grand Circus Media, Liquid Events Detroit, […]

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City Slang: Ronny Tibbs & the 305’s at the Lager House

Six and the Sevens is an odd band. Musically, they have so much going for them; super-catchy tunes, killer riffs, athemic, clap-along choruses and basically all round great musicianship. There’s just something about the way the guys carry themselves that isn’t totally familiar to rock show attendees. It’s like these adults are in a school […]

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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 Guardian […]

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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 sound […]

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City Slang: Mo Pop details announced

The Mo Pop Festival returns to Freedom Hill on Saturday, July 12, and locals Flint Eastwood are on the bill. The bill also features City and Colour, Young the Giant, The Neighbourhood, Trampled by Turtles, Cold War Kids and J Roddy Walston. The Harmonie Stage will feature performances by Lord Huron, Tokyo Police Club, Bad […]

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City Slang: Blaire Alise & the Bombshells unleash video

Local rockers Blaire Alise & the Bombshells have released a video for the song “I Got Something.” You can see it here: It’s a very cool vid – there are elements of the opening sequence to a TV show like I Dream of Jeannie on there, and a whole lot of ’60s go-go mania. We […]

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City Slang: Blowout 2014 is back, announcement party rocks Hamtramck

There was a buzz in the air, a tangible excitement vibe, at the New Dodge in Ham-town on Friday night. There were a few different reasons for this: four excellent bands were on the bill, Valentine’s Day, and the fact that this was the official Blowout 2014 announcement party. So by now, you all know […]

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City Slang: Hamtramck Music Festival releases bill

The first Hamtramck Music Festival, taking place March 6-8, announced over 100 bands that will be performing over the weekend. The full bill can be seen here. Highlights include Pewter Cub, the Jesus Chainsaw Massacre, Phantom Cats, Beekeepers, Caveman Woodman, La Lac Belle, Danny Kroha, All the Wild Children, the Bobby Electric, Electric Lions Soundwave […]

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City Slang: Grammy-winning trumpeter returning to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The DSO has announced that five-time Grammy winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will return as the Jazz Creative Director Chair next season. According to a press release, “e’s programmed an all-star 2014-15 Paradise Jazz Series season beginning with the virtuosic vocalist Dianne Reeves, followed by appearances by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, award-winning saxophonist […]

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City Slang: A brutal Thursday at Berserker Fest

How fucking great is this idea? Shawn Knight of Child Bite took the brave step of hosting a metal festival in Ferndale, and judging by the crowd on Thursday night (still a school night), his courage has paid off. Despite the snow, despite the fact that you have to pick up your wristbands in a […]

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