Articles tagged detroit

George Morris: We Will Go to Hell for This

Detroit troubadour merges the shimmering decadent of '70s glam rock, the subtleties of indie rock, and the danceable innovation of synth pop on sophomore solo LP.

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Marge Piercy and the Geography of Home

In topics ranging from poverty to war’s ravages to environmental collapse, Piercy obeys the poet’s dictum to act as witness with Made in Detroit.

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Sleepless Inn - “Karol Simon” (video) (Premiere)

Sleepless Inn release debut music video juxtaposing ‘40s noir aura with a contemporary rave vibe

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23 Oct 2014 // 11:00 AM

TART - “Lobbyist” (video)

Detroit duo TART release first music video for the darkly danceable, riff-laden "Lobbyist".

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Passalacqua - “The Baptism” (video) (Premiere)

Detroit hip-hop duo Passalacqua releases incendiary short film, The Baptism, in anticipation of forthcoming album.

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Manufacturing Victory: ‘The Arsenal of Democracy’

The story of how Ford Motor Company's assembly-line techniques helped America win WWII, and the behind-the-scenes battles waged in order to get it done.

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The Caging of an American Revolutionary

American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved.

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Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die

A theme of death permeates the record, of having seen and done it all and being bored with this mortal coil. Rather than merely shuffling off it, though, Iggy and the Stooges are raging on their way down.

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Rust Belt Visions: The 2011 Allied Media Conference

In Detroit, a cauldron where neoliberal experiments are tested and then unleashed upon the world, the Allied Media Conference reveals both the huge challenges facing community organizing and how media can assist the disenfranchised.

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Ray Liotta is Your Run-of-the-Mill Thug in ‘Street Kings 2: Motor City’

Even Ray Liotta's convincing presence can't overcome tired clichés and a generic script.

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Lineup of musicians in place for 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival

DETROIT — One of the programming deficiencies that Terri Pontremoli began addressing when she assumed command of the Detroit International Jazz Festival in 2007 was that many

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‘The Detroiters’ Captures Motor City Advertising, ‘Mad Men’ Style

A 50-year-old copy of a pulp fiction novel on advertising in Detroit is the starting point for an investigation into a bit of late 20th-century pop culture.

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15 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

Electric Six: Kill

Kill careens from pop rock to cheesy metal to variations on funk throughout its duration, propelled by the energetic imagination and musicianship of the band like an all-too-phallic torpedo.

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29 Nov 2009 // 8:57 PM

Zoos of Berlin: Taxis

Greater cohesion and clarity of vision are certainly in the future given the talent and production acumen on display throughout Taxis.

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What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?

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Manufacturing Motown

Like the nameplates on the auto industry's productive output, Motown's headline acts were brand identities under which cultural commodities were sold.

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16 Jan 2009 // 6:53 AM

Motown’s conquest of Detroit and then the United States might have seemed improbable, but Berry Gordy Jr. was hardly finished. At a time when

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18 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Rodriguez: Cold Fact

There's still three more months left in the year, but the rediscovery of Rodriguez and his modest debut masterpiece may just be the most pleasant surprise of 2008.

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Morgan Geist: Double Night Time

Metro Area's Morgan Geist and Jeremy Greenspan of the Junior Boys play to each others's strengths on an album that sounds best set against the iridescent scrim of city lights

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Invincible: Shapeshifters

Every A&R's worst nightmare is a sustainable media movement's dream come true.

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"In an age where writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

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