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Detroit Indie

JR JR – As Time Goes

Band name changes can be a tricky task to pull off (see The Morning Benders, Killer Mike, Saint Pepsi), but the artists formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr haven’t lost a step with their new name. Now known as JR JR, the Detroit band already unleashed a strong slice of indie pop in “Gone” […]

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Blues Dance Electronic Folk Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape remix

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 10-23-14 ft The Lone Bellow, Karen Harding, Walk The Moon, Chet Faker & more

I’ve received four notices to put out a mixtape and they were all absolutely correct that I was overdue. Hopefully 35 tracks of new indie, dance, pop, folk and remixes will suffice for October. This month’s mix decidedly leans toward the folk and indie rock end of the musical spectrum, which tends to occur seasonally. […]

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Covers Indie

COVER: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – Revelation Blues (The Tallest Man On Earth)

Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man On Earth may not seem like an obvious artist for Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to cover. However, “Revelation Blues” is more of a spirited, melodic track, not the sparse, acoustic narratives that fill much of Matsson’s catalog. DEJJ’s cover expounds upon that energy with an uptempo and harmony-filled synth […]

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Detroit Indie

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – James Dean

New music from Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr has to be one of the better Monday surprises in recent time. In celebration of their pending fall tour, the Detroit gentlemen just released synth slow burner “James Dean”. Like Mr. Dean, DEJJ effortlessly glide on the track with a bit of vocoder and another give fans another […]

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Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

Apr. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: St. Vincent, DEJJ, The Hold Steady & more

Shows on, shows on, on shows are coming through Metro Detroit this month. Unfortunately, some of the best acts stopping by SE Michigan are SOLD OUT. I’d suggest you find other avenues and join me at St. Vincent and Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr. There are plenty of other great options though. The Hold Steady get […]

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2013 Dance Electronic Indie Indie Pop Lists

2013 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #52-41

The toughest list to make every year is most certainly my favorite songs. 2013 was extra difficult with an insane amount of big releases, but there were many tracks that stood above the rest. As always, tracks had to be released in 2013 (or late 2012) to qualify and are based on what I enjoyed […]

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Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

Nov. Detroit Show Tracker: DEJJ, Jessie Ware, Sleigh Bells, Kanye West & more

Another great month of shows in Metro Detroit is rapidly approaching and there is a lot to like in November (Seriously, how is it November already?). The biggest name to grace the state this month is certainly Kanye West (all hail Yeezus?) with Kendrick Lamar in tow, but indie names like City and Colour, Holy […]