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Mar. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Arcade Fire, Mayer Hawthorne, Pusha T & more

There are considerably fewer quality shows coming to Metro Detroit in March, but let’s face it: Michigan is “turrible” in March. All the more reason to catch a show to beat the (hopefully) end of Winter blues. Your options include the biggest “indie” band in North America with Arcade Fire, Warpaint and Oscar winner Juicy […]

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2013 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2013 #11-20

So many albums, so little time… #11 Local Natives-Hummingbird (Spotify) The departure of a band member can crush some acts, but Local Natives persevered with the help of The National’s Aaron Dessner. Dessner’s production helped the Cali crew in making their harmonies sound even lusher with grander instrumentation and darker tones. “Wooly Mammoth” echoed the […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #20-11

20. Lord Huron-Time To Run They might not know it, but Lord Huron’s specialty seems to be wistful folk rock, ready-made for your next road trip. Insert nearly any cut from their excellent latest album, Lonesome Dreams in this spot. 19. Gary Clark Jr.-When My Train Pulls In While much of Blak and Blu was […]


Stream: Chief Keef – I Don’t Like remix ft Pusha T, Kanye West, Big Sean, Jadakiss

My initial reaction to “I Don’t Like” was meh. Isn’t this the same tired Lex Luger beat I hear anytime I comb through rap blogs and turn on my car stereo. It eventually grew on me, but not really for the Kanye factor or the nightmare orchestral beat. At the 3:10 mark, the lame beat […]

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New Mixtape: A Nark’s Life

I’ve had more questions on when the next Nark is coming than any over the last month….so here it is. It sounds like Game finally got his single in “Red Nation” (after the 15th try), while The Cool Kids return with that 90’s boom bap that they are so good at. Elsewhere, Big K.R.I.T. and […]

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New Segment: Traveling JayeL Hats….and GOOD Friday

My friend Andrew (also lead singer of the best cover band in South Florida, Heroes 4 Hire) came up with a genius idea Thursday. Say you’re attending a concert, sporting event, summiting a mountain, camping, etc., you probably brought your JayeL Audio trucker hat, right? Definitely take a picture with the hat at the event, […]