“If I’m given the chance to eat at McDonald’s or eat a healthy balanced meal, I’ll choose the healthy one even if it takes longer to eat,” Ryan Allen describes to me as I quickly type up his words next to a broken tape recorder. I do a double take as I realize what I just Read More
“Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something,” screams Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to a world where desolation and pain rule over artistic endeavors. So Read More
Recently we got together with Monty Luke, owner and curator of Detroit-based electronic music label Black Catalogue. Originally from San Francisco, Monty moved here several years ago to work with Carl Craig and Planet E Communications. We talked weather for a minute, winter’s like this can easily make someone think about goin’ back to Cali’. Read More
Ever since Kelly Clarkson was named the very first winner of the television contest on September 4, 2002, American Idol has brought millions of skilled vocalists out of their showers and onto the big screen. And, as Americans, it has since become our job to use all of the basic knowledge of vocalism we’ve gained Read More
While not exactly sure how big the Bass-Mint is, this summit of upright bass players is impressive. Ivan “Big Ive” Williams chats with Jazz Great Robert Hurst, and friends. Robert Hurst has been one of the most in-demand bass players in jazz for the past quarter century and has done extensive stints in the bands Read More
Thursday, October 10th, 2013. Raining innumerable domestic animals. Inside the New Way Bar, loners, lovers, childhood friends, and withered businessmen merge with a love of two sacred things in common: music and baseball. The Jet Rodriguez gets the crowd on their feet just in time for the Detroit Tigers to trample the Oakland Athletics with Read More
I sit here in this brightly-colored classroom, as my teacher pulls up a file on his computer screen and suddenly he asks, “Do you see that big phallic thing at 200?” My eyes focus on the projected image before me. “Yeah, we gotta get everything out of its way.” That’s when I realized this was Read More
Last Thursday Mexican Knives released their new music video via Noisey for their track “Killer Snake,” from the 2013 EP “Other Tramps.” Want more Mexican Knives? Check them out here: Facebook Bandcamp Souncloud Filmed, Directed and Edited by Wesley Levise Additional footage shot by Esme McClear Song by Mexican Knives
Released 10/7/2013 is a free download from Jerry Downey Jr.. Uncle Louie’s classic “Badd Motor Folk” from 1979 is given a 2013 re-touch. Enjoy Detroit. For an in depth interview with Jerry Downey Jr. click here!
Happy October! This week we have a little hip hop for you with Passalacqua and their track “Been A Minute,” from their 2011 EP “Passalacqua.” To listen to more from their 2011 EP, click here! Stay dope Detroit.
One minute and forty-eight seconds into a video for George Morris’ song, “Fuck It,” directed by Jesse Shepherd-Bates, the singer can be spotted standing in front of a wall, staring intently at the camera, and holding a baby in his arms. I have seen this video probably 6,000 times and I have always been overwhelmed Read More
Artist: Atoms & Ease Track: Let it Go (Live from Lager House) After photographing an energetic set at this past weekends Dally in the Alley, this group caught my ear. They had the crowd dancing, drinks were being poured off the stage, it definitely had every proper element for a funk party. It caught our Read More
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 Zoos of Berlin For More Zoos of Berlin: Zoos of Berlin Facebook Zoos of Berlin Bandcamp Read More
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 to learn more? Check out their Facebook here!
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!
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 is recognizable for their fuzzy, low-fidelity sound in the vein of surf rock. They write one Read More
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 Bakers Keyboard Lounge. Enjoy. Want to know more about Damon? Check out his website here: http://www.damonwarmack.com/ Read More
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, when Lenny Stoofy freed your mind and your body at the Scrummage Toy Factory on Van Read More
Hello Everyone. I know it may seem like I am on a hip hop craze lately, but no worries, Detroit Sounds Like This supports all genres. It just happens this week we were highly impressed with this sound. The local talent includes Richy Marciano and female hip hop artist Dej Loaf. Both of these artists Read More
This week’s track of the week goes to local hip hop group Nightmerica. Enjoy a great flow of rhymes over a nice soul sample. Enjoy Detroit.
A group of artists, graphic artists, illustrators and lecturers from Germany and Austria are currently on vacation in Detroit, and loving the large blank canvases available in Eastern Market. “The Weird” is comprised of Look, Cone, Dxtr, Frau Isa, Herr Von Bias, Nychos, Vidam, Rookie, Nerd and QBRK, the last two are known collectively as Read More
I’ll be honest with you, the last time I wrote an interview was for my riveting high school journal. Therefore, I approached this “interview” as more of a discussion. Before this discussion happened, I had a chance to hear the band live, and have a listening session of their recorded music. Because of this, I Read More
Detroit Sounds Like This would like to start off your week with some great local talent. Rogue Satellites provide great production and outstanding vocals that will keep you listening. Enjoy. Artist: Rogue Satellites Track: Party Angels Album: Other Angels Other Angels by Rogue Satellites
Still have a taste for some funk and soul? How about some new and fresh funk from your very own Motor City. Local DJ/Producer Frank Raines runs the globally known label Funk Night Records. Funk Night Records has a very nice YouTube channel where you can stream some of their releases. Don’t forget you can Read More
Recently local electronic producer Kyle Hall released his full length album entitled “The Boat Party.” It is a vinyl only release and features many great house tracks and my personal favorite “Crushed.” Artist: Kyle Hall Album: The Boat Party
For those of you who want to try something different for your summer BBQ’s and want to jam out to some great local talent, this playlist will help Artist: Jamaican Queens Track: Water