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Apr. 2015 Detroit Show Tracker ft Dave Chappelle, Diamond Rugs, Milky Chance, Hurray For The Riff Raff & more

Spring is almost here and that means more shows as bands prep for a grueling and expansive festival season. Metro Detroit’s concert calendar is loaded this month with a host of quality alt country/folk acts (Shakey Graves, Kacey Musgraves, Hurray For The Riff Raff), indie pop (Big Data, Bleachers, Walk The Moon, Milky Chance) and […]

Detroit Indie Rock

Gosh Pith – Prints

artwork by Tony Katai When we last heard from rising Detroit duo Gosh Pith they were dabbling in hazy indie pop with R&B influences and Kid Cudi samples. I was hesitant to label them as “experimental” then, as the sounds they crafted were clearly beyond speculative. Just to keep everyone from penciling them in a […]

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Feb. 2015 Detroit Show Tracker: Hozier, Garth Brooks, PRhyme, Sturgill Simpson, Viceroy & more

February might actually feel like a summer music month this year with a staunch list of acts to check out live in Metro Detroit. Electronic acts like Kill Paris, Girraffage and Eric Prydz roll through venues in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Pontiac, while Viceroy brings the “Jet Life” to Ann Arbor’s Necto Nightclub. Elsewhere, my […]

Detroit Hip-Hop Rap

Big Sean – Blessed ft Drake & Kanye West

The fact that Big Sean announced a new 2015 album, Dark Sky Paradise, wasn’t a surprise because he was due. However, the release date of Feb. 24th raised a few eyebrows considering that was less than a month away. The Detroit product kept the surprises coming with the release of the Drake-featured “Blessed” that came […]

Detroit Indie

Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters + May 6th Show At Magic Stick

Chaz Bundick has been quite the chameleon over his career. He’s been content to experiment with dance music (Les Sins), art and even lend a hand to Chromeo’s latest album, White Women. Arguably, most of his success has come from the rock and dance-inspired sounds of his main project, Toro Y Moi. New single “Empty […]

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Jan. 2015 Detroit Show Tracker: Todd Edwards, Sam Smith, Aziz Ansari, Umphrey’s McGee & more

I’m still not quite sure how 2015 happened so quickly, but January has certainly hit Metro Detroit. Not to fear, venues like St. Andrews Hall, The Loving Touch in Ferndale and Masonic Temple are giving you plenty of reasons to get off the couch and out to a show. Hopefully, you already got your Sam […]

Detroit Indie Pop

Alex Winston – Careless

Its been since early 2014 since we last heard from budding songstress and songwriter Alex Winston. Her intimate session for Wild Honey Pie was an instant classic and made myself and others pine for the release of her new track “Houdini”. Winston released a beautiful new track from her upcoming sophomore that wasn’t “Houdini”, but […]