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A Slice of History from Detroit Rock City

Detroit is a city known for founding and popularizing many influential forms of music (Techno, Hardcore, Motown, etc.), but if you want to get technical, Detroit could also be considered the birthplace of both punk rock and heavy metal....

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Dally In Midtown Detroit This Saturday

As the summer season winds down, the buzz is just beginning in the Cass Corridor. This Saturday thousands will pack the blocks stretching from 2nd to 3rd and Forest to Hancock, to celebrate another year of Midtown Detroit’s culture...

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Zoos of Berlin “Above the Air”

Hello Detroit! Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day Weekend! Its Monday so that means here is your track of the week! This track was recently a Rolling Stone download of the day! Check out “Above the Air” by...

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A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

The Lourds were a group of high school kids from Detroit who formed in the very early 1960s, wanting to play some straight-up rock and roll. In 1964, The Lourds had the opportunity to enter a “Battle of the...

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Edwin Starr’s “War” Tops The 1970 Billboard Chart

The song “War” has been through quite a battle itself — after the original Motown recording of the song by The Temptations was deemed too controversial for the group to release as a single (even after fans were writing...

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The Detroit International Jazz Festival Turns 34

Since 1980, the mention of Labor Day Weekend inevitably turns to the Jazz Fest. Now in its 34th year, it is still the largest free jazz festival in the world. The Detroit International Jazz Festival annually shines a much-deserved...

Detroit Input at Brooklyn’s Output

Output is a new dance club in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood that fortunately focuses more on the “Dance” than “Club”. The exterior is nothing to look at, it reminds me of many unused buildings in Detroit, and which is probably...

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Mexican Knives “Killer Snake”

Mexican Knives release a brand new EP entitled “Other Tramps” The two track EP contains the songs “Killer Snake” and “Make This Moment” Please check back later today for a brand new music video by the Mexican Knives. Want...

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A Slice Of History From Detroit Rock City

Hank Ballard was a native of Detroit who was considered (along with Bill Haley) to be one of the first rock and roll artists to emerge in the 1950s. Hank Ballard released a song called ‘Teardrops On Your Letter’...

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From the Meadow to the Lawn: The Pilgrimage of Mack Partin

Two Saturdays ago, a mass of indie fans filed into the Berkley Front’s euphonious attic to see Meadower play their beloved indie rock ballads. This Meadower show was unique because their openers included Huumans (Detroit) and The Most Dangerous...

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Secrets “Night Mapping”

This weeks track of the week goes to one of the cities most expert when it comes to disco. Enjoy a track from Secrets (Gary Springs Hunting Club) and maybe catch his party on Sept 7. Where is it?...

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A Slice Of History From Detroit Rock City

The Spinners were an influential group of 5 Ferndale natives on the Motown label who regularly played inside the lounge at the legendary 20 Grand Nightclub in Detroit. In the late 1960s, the club had a house band which...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Kommie Kilpatrick Play Final Show

Kommie Kilpatrick played a loud, sweaty final show at the Lager House last night with help from Deadbeat Beat, Amoebas, Growwing Pains and Kickstand Band. Check out the gallery below!        

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The Gories on “BandIn” Detroit

For our second edition of Throwback Thursday, we are focusing on not just a track, but an entire performance from the too often under-appreciated garage rock goodness of The Gories. Mick Collins, Peg O’Neill and Dan Kroha formed The...

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Bankruptcy In The D

After months of speculation, the decision has finally been made. Detroit will file bankruptcy. This article is not about blame, reason or ramifications, it’s actually about renewed self-realizations. It’s no secret that national, and sometimes global media tends to fly...

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A Slice Of History From Detroit Rock City

In the 1960s, The Hideout was a popular venue off of 8 Mile and Harper where numerous up-and-coming Detroit bands would play. The Hideout was a venue that did something differently than most at the time – they frequently...

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Best Coast to Play with Local Dead-Surf Band Mexican Knives

Best Coast is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California, and is often categorized under the subgenres of garage rock, surf pop, and lo-fi. The members are frontwoman/songwriter Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. The band...

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Question Mark and The Mysterians “96 Tears”

? and the Mysterians had their first great success as a band when their song, “96 Tears,” was recorded in March of 1966 at Art Schiell’s recording studio in Bay City, located in the back of his house.  “96...

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Laneway Makes Its Way to Michigan

Back in 2004, two men by the name of Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers were steadily booking several up-and-coming indie bands at St. Jerome’s Bar in the Caledonian Lane area of Melbourne, Australia.  The music started out inside of...

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A Slice of History from Detroit Rock City

In the summer of 1925 in Highland Park, MI, a boy named William John Clifton Haley was born.  William John Clifton Haley eventually shortened his name to Bill Haley, got himself some Comets as a backing band, and became...

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Track of the Week – Damon Warmack “Evolving”

This week we have some Detroit Jazz for you, please enjoy the brilliant bass guitar of Detroit Jazz artist Damon Warmack. You can watch Damon play at his frequent spots around the city such as Motor City Wine, and...

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Sparks EP

From Brooklyn via Ann Arbor, MI brings us Chrome Sparks. The first time I heard the track “Marijuana” off this EP I thought: 1. I think my speakers are blown and 2. I don’t care. In actuality, this track...

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Detroit (and Slovenia) vs. Everybody

One of the best parings of newer folks in the electronic scene (YourEDM calls them “unstoppable,” and we’d be hard pressed to disagree) is Detroit’s own GRiZ and Gramatik, who originally hails from the country of Slovenia, and now...

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Notes from D Underground

We can all recall a time when we wore our best beer-stained fangirl t-shirt and heard that one phenomenal band for the first time in that cramped living room with chipped-paint walls. Maybe it was in April of 2008,...