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City Slang: Planet D Nonet

There was a time when jazz was the very definition of cool, back when the beat writers would fill their frail bodies with copious amount of anything and then fuck the first human with a pulse to cross their path. Jazz was once at least as rebellious, subversive and exciting as punk rock, filled with […]

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City Slang: ACLU provides update following day in court

On Monday, June 23, the ACLU and ICP’s case against the FBI regarding the designation of Juggalos as a criminal gang was presented to a federal judge. Today, Michael Steinberg, the ACLU of Michigan legal director, provided an update via Youtube. See it here: Follow @City_Slang The post City Slang: ACLU provides update following day […]

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City Slang: Sound Conference at Detroit Public Library

The first Sound Conference, presented by the Detroit Sound Conservancy, took place at the Detroit Public Library on Friday, May 23. We arrived as Consuela Lopez and Osvaldo “Ossie” Rivera were concluding a panel called “The Impact of Latin Artists and Music in Detroit.” We may have missed the bulk of the talk, but we […]

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City Slang: Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Sound Conference this Friday

The Detroit Sound Conservancy will host a Sound Conference at the Detroit Public Library this Friday, May 23. The DSC was founded in 2012 to, “preserve what Detroit-native and renowned musician-producer Don Was has called the ‘indigenous music of Detroit.’ To that end, the DSC’s goal is to become the go-to leadership for accurate information […]

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City Slang: This week at Trinosophes

This Thursday, May 15, Trinosophes hosts Keir Nueringer, Skeeter Shelton/Shelby Murphy Duo, and the James Cornish/Eric Schweizer Duo. They say, “Although he’s performed our series numerous times in various iterations on saxophone, Farfisa organ, vocals and percussion, Keir Nueringer’s new album is a solo sax releases that focuses on his excellent circular-breathing technique. In support […]

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City Slang: King 810 signed to Roadrunner, releasing Proem EP

Flint’s King 810, the latest addition to the Roadrunner Records roster, have released an EP called Proem. According to the press release, “The EP is currently streaming in its entirety on RoadrunnerRecords.com and you can stream and download the track “Fat Around The Heart” now at KING810.com. This collection preludes the band’s full-length debut slated […]

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City Slang: FoxFest coming to the Tangent Gallery

The inaugural FoxFest will take place at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit on Friday, May 16, and features four female-fronted Detroit rock bands, two women artists, and two local vendors. They say, “Admission is $ 8 and proceeds benefit the Michigan based women’s shelters, “Alternatives for Girls” (www.alternativesforgirls.org) in Detroit, Turning Point Shelter in Macomb, […]

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City Slang: Jack White to release “ultra” version of Lazaretto

Third Man Records has revealed plans to release a deluxe “ultra” version of Jack White recent Lazaretto album. “Over the past five years, Jack White & Third Man Records have brought to life many ideas that were new to the century-old vinyl format. So when it came time for the creative hive to discuss the […]

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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. Planet D Nonet’s Just A-Sittin’ & A-Rockin’ with Tbone Paxton (Eastlawn) is a super-chill, cool-as-you-like jazz record, that sees the Detroit-based swing band teaming up with “expressive vocalist and trombonist” […]

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City Slang: Watch a new clip from Super Duper Alice Cooper

Rolling Stone has posted an exclusive clip from the forthcoming movie Super Super Alice Cooper. According to a statement, “In this clip, we see the band introduced to their manager, Shep Gordon, for the very first time… amongst some other familiar characters. Filmmaker Reginald Harkema comments on the segment, “It’s 1969 in Los Angeles and […]

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City Slang: Dead Kennedys to have a holiday in Detroit

The Dead Kennedys, still with local boy Klaus Flouride in the ranks, will play St. Andrew’s Hall on Tuesday, June 24. Alongside Flouride and fellow original members East Bay Ray and DH Peligro, the current lineup includes singer Ron “Skip” Greer, taking the place of Jello Biafra. Downtown Brown will open that show, which starts […]

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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 looks […]

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City Slang: Margaret Doll Rod to play EP release show in May

Margaret Doll Rod will celebrate the release of her new EP, Margaret, with a show at PJ’s Lager House on Saturday, May 10. A statement reads, “The EP contains 3 new original songs and one Chrome Cranks cover with Italian actress Asia Argento singing background vocals. Margaret moved to Italy after the end of the […]

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City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

It’s a really, very cool idea. Paxahau, the good people behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, are hosting a series of warm-up events, or previews, to the big festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, Movement moved into the Urban Coffee Bean on Grand River in Detroit. While Dj AvA and Chuck […]

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City Slang: Local releases for Record Store Day on Saturday

This Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, and there is plenty going on in metro Detroit and Michigan. Of special interest to us is Chiodos’ 7” single “R2ME2/Let Me Get You A Towel,” Mayer Hawthorne & Shintaro Skamoto’s 7” “Wine Glass Woman/In a Phantom,” Chuck Inglish & Action Bronson’s 7” “Game Time,” Chuck Inglish […]

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