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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As […]

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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 […]

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Albums Anyone?

Albums don’t get enough credit on this site (or most places for that matter) in our ADD, mash-up, iTunes single of the week society. Here are a few worth mentioning: Local Natives – Gorilla Manor Duh. Beat Bite: “Sticky Thread” ———————————————————————————————————————- Lettercamp – Racoon Panda Shimmering pop that toes line between retro and rock. Its […]

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Thursday Linkage: Mates of State, Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Kele and more

My hopes for this weekend (in no particular order): Cooler weather (90 degrees in April is a bit much), no appearances at the bar, crafting a Hangout Fest mixtape and for the pollen to chill out (my car is a yellow mess). Here are some links for the weekend: A) Mates of State (yes, they […]

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Alt Country

Drive-by Truckers: Ambitious 2010 Plans

Their most recent studio album, Brighter Than Dark’s Creation, was my favorite album of 2008, so its only right to give an update on Drive-by Truckers. Patterson Hood & crew will be releasing their eighth (!) effort, The Big To Do on March 16th. It will be their first album on ATO Records and is […]

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12 Albums for 2008 pt 2: 1-6

I’ve seen in many spaces that “best of lists” aren’t important and biased.  I personally comb through and look forward to them.  I don’t always agree with the reviewer’s opinion, but I have found countless new bands this way.  Its almost as good as a friend’s recommendation. 6. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Cornering the […]

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Festivalist

Rothbury: A Music Festival….in Michigan?!?!?

While I was going through my daily routine of scouring music sites for the latest news, I was not very shocked to see another 3-day music festival scheduled for this summer. From Woodstock to South By Southwest, fans have paid their savings ($100-$500) to check out mile-long lists of “it” bands on a long weekend. […]