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Nov. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Cashmere Cat, Run the Jewels & more

November’s Metro Detroit show list is nearly as staggering as October’s with big names like Bassnectar, alt J and Death From Above 1979 coming to town. There are a host of smaller show being held, plus a ton of local acts coming home as well. St. Paul & the Broken Bones is probably the highlight […]

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Detroit Hip-Hop Rap

PRhyme (DJ Premier + Royce Da 5’9″) – Courtesy

If you’re familiar with Royce Da 5’9″s past work, you already know what he and DJ Premier do together. Royce has been arguably at his best with Premo’s cut, scratch and sample beats behind him (see “Hip Hop” and “Boom”, in case you forgot). That’s why hip-hop fans rejoiced at the announcement of PRhyme, an […]

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Oct. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Hannibal Burress, BANKS, Nas, Big Freedia, White Denim, Moon Taxi & more

Each time I post another list of the great acts coming to the area, I wonder do I like more music than I used to or are there truly more bands paying attention to Detroit? Either way it is a great time to be in Detroit. September’s list of shows was long, but October might […]

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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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Sep. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: The Black Keys, Spoon, Chet Faker, Twin Shadow & more

If the end of summer got you down, cheer up, there are a HEAPS of quality shows coming to Metro Detroit in September (to steal a term from some friends that spent some time in Australia). This weekend brings to great bands with terrible names to the Majestic, The New Pornographers and Perfect Pussy, while […]

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Detroit Festivalist Indie Indie Pop Live Review

LIVE REVIEW: MO POP Festival Highlights – Sterling Heights, MI – 7/12/14

The second edition of Mo Pop Festival went off without a hitch last Saturday and brought together a laundry list of indie pop/folk bands on an ideal sunny day. Fans could legitimately see 14 bands across two stages in one day, not to mention gorge on craft beer, Detroit’s finest food trucks, vaudeville performances and […]

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Detroit Indie

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas – No Place Left To Hide

Big things are sure to happen for Detroit’s Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas in 2014. Last year’s Demons EP was just a preview of Hernandez’s inspiring and commanding vocals mixed with melodic pop sounds. In addition to a slot touring with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Hernandez just announced the release of new album […]