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LIVE REVIEW: St. Jerome’s Laneway Fest – Meadowbrook – 9/14/13

Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan have benefited from a growth in music festival options in 2013. From newcomers like Metallica’s Orion Music + More and Mo Pop Festival to mainstays like Movement and Electric Forest, Michigan music fans have had many weekends and line-ups to chose from. Perhaps the most intriguing name attached […]

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Festivalist ’13: Lollapalooza 2013 Highlights (8/2-8/4)

So many highlights, so little time. Read below for my favorite moments and other thoughts from my return to Lollapalooza. The National – Saturday, Red Bull Sound Select Stage (set list) The biggest semi-popular check mark I needed to make all weekend just so happened to be my favorite performance at Lolla. The unseasonably pleasant […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Ivan & Alyosha – The Shelter – 6/23/13

The hook from one of the many hits from Ivan & Alyosha‘s breakthrough album All The Times We Had (Amazon) repeats “you’re really easy to love” and the same could be said for the Seattle quintet’s first visit to Detroit. The gentleman of I&A were originally formed as a duo by lead singer Tim King […]

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LIVE REVIEW: The xx w/Grizzly Bear – The Fillmore, Detroit – 6/12

I’m sure many fans (including myself) at The Fillmore on Wednesday night were a little bit apprehensive about seeing The xx for the first time. Not to doubt the work of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx, but the trio’s dreamy, reflective pop is often my go-to choice for quiet moments and times […]

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Live Review: Alex Clare w/The Knocks – The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac – 5/7/13

Tuesday night at The Crofoot Ballroom featured a quality pairing of two of today’s up and coming pop acts that combined saccharine hooks, dance ready beats and a bit of showmanship: The Knocks and Alex Clare. After the numerous blog favorite tracks the Knocks have released over the past few years, I half expected a […]