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Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

June 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: CHVRCHES, Deap Vally, Broken Bells, The Features & more

I’m a few days late on June’s show tracker, but you really didn’t need any more live music options. In fact, I’d suggest pacing yourself because there are a plethora of amazing acts coming to Metro Detroit this month. I already let you know Deap Vally is coming to Detroit this Friday, but other early […]

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albums Indie Review

Album of the Week: The Features – The Features

The Features The Features Serpents & Snakes Records/BMG When it came time for Murfreesboro, TN’s The Features to craft a new album, you can’t blame them for looking for a change. Venturing to Vancouver, WA must have been exactly what the band needed as they transitioned from southern rock to artful pop rock on their […]

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The Features – This Disorder

While Murfreesboro, TN’s The Features didn’t blow up after The Wilderness (cop it!) like I’d hoped, they still showed the potential for greatness. Surprise new cut “This Disorder” furthers the band’s promising progression and adds another act to the growing list of albums to look forward in 2013. “This Disorder” starts with paced guitar and […]

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Covers Electropop Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape

New Mixtape: JayeL Audio 1-23-12

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Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape

NEW MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 9-9-11

The ladies were out in full force during August. Powerhouses like Florence & The Machine, Feist and Marina & the Diamonds all offered up new music. Even if Marina sounds more like Gaga right now than Marina, I’ll still support it. Elsewhere, new albums from The Rapture (“Never Die Again”), The Features (“Another One”) and […]

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Indie

The Features: Album Review on AMG & Show at The Earl

I’d been a Features fan previously, but it wasn’t until I saw their live show at The Earl last February that I became a full convert. My friend had urged me to go and I am glad I did because their set was a blistering hour of backwoods influenced rock. Preview the entire album below […]

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Concert Showstopper

Showstopper ’11: Free Energy, Brad Paisley, The Features (2/9-2/12)

As if Girl Talk’s fiesta at Tabernacle wasn’t enough, 2011 is already looking like a stellar year for concerts. Last week continued the trend. It didn’t occur to me that cowboys and hipsters have something in common: flannel. 2/9/11 – Free Energy w/The Postelles – The Earl I’ve been on board with Free Energy’s brand […]