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  • GRiZ headlines two night GRiZMAS 2018 at Masonic Temple

    GRiZ headlines two night GRiZMAS 2018 at Masonic Temple

    Self-described funk futurist GRiZ--otherwise known as Grant Kwiecinski--has announced his annual holiday shows. GRiZmas will go down Dec. 14 & 15 at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Kwiecinski’s hometown of Detroit. Friday, Dec.14 will feature GRiZ’s live band while Saturday,  Dec. 15 will see a...
  • Black Feather releasing new album

    Black Feather releasing new album

    Detroit rock band Black Feather is gearing up for the release of their self-titled album on Saturday, Sept. 8.  The project is a result of years worth of work and the band is celebrating the release with a cd release party in Westland at the Token Lounge. Black Feather lead vocalist/guitarist Marc...
  • Interview: MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer talks book, 50 years of kicking out the jams

    Interview: MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer talks book, 50 years of kicking out the jams

    Wayne Kramer rocked a star-spangled guitar in seminal Detroit proto-punk band MC5 in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. He also robbed houses, ran drugs, and almost blew away an innocent man with a shotgun. Kramer’s life has been a raging roller-coaster of euphoric highs and bottom-feeder lows. The now...
  • Elton John bringing 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour to Detroit

    Elton John bringing 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour to Detroit

    Elton John is hanging it up when it comes to touring. After five decades of being on the road bringing his beloved songs to adoring fans, Elton John will call it quits following the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour which spans over 300 shows across the world. Along those stops is a pair of dates in...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Aretha Franklin's funeral

    5 things you didn't know about Aretha Franklin's funeral

    Aretha Franklin's funeral on Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit captivated the world as an emotion-filled tribute to the Queen of Soul. Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in Detroit on Aug. 16 at the age of 76. Here are five things you might not have known about the funeral: 1. The entire...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral to be televised; Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, more to perform

    Aretha Franklin funeral to be televised; Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, more to perform

    On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, fans and Detroit residents will be able to attend a public viewing of late soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died back on Aug. 16 at the age of 76. The viewing takes place at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Franklin’s hometown and will be...
  • Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Four Tops among performers at Aretha Franklin tribute concert in Detroit

    Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Four Tops among performers at Aretha Franklin tribute concert in Detroit

    The list of performers scheduled to pay tribute to the late great Aretha Franklin is growing. Of the artists and entertainers that will gather on Aug.30 at Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit for a tribute concert to called "The People's Tribute to the Queen," which has been organized by Franklin's...
  • Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus' Supergroup Boygenius share new music, announce fall tour dates

    Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus' Supergroup Boygenius share new music, announce fall tour dates

    Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus have shared the first taste of new music from their recently formed indie rock supergroup, Boygenius. The trio of popular guitarists and singers released three new singles on Tuesday morning, providing a fantastic introduction to their collaborative...
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit show to Aretha Franklin

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit show to Aretha Franklin

    The news broke this week that Aretha Franklin has fallen into critical condition and might be nearing death. This has shaken up the music world and two of the biggest names in R&B stepped up and paid tribute to the Queen of Soul on Monday night in Detroit. The concert took place on Ford Field in...
  • Louis The Child announce Dear Sense fall tour dates

    Louis The Child announce Dear Sense fall tour dates

    EDM duo Robert Hauldren and Frederic Kennett a.k.a. Louis The Child will be hitting the road for a month's worth of concerts across North America this fall on their newly announced Dead Sense Tour. The run of shows will start on Nov. 7 in Toronto and continues for 16 shows over the span of a month...
  • Interview: What's doing with Ted Nugent drummer Jason Hartless

    Interview: What's doing with Ted Nugent drummer Jason Hartless

    If you ask Jason Hartless what he does, he could simply answer, “musician.” Or he could say, “touring drummer, session player, record company executive, scholar, recording artist, mentor.” Considering that Hartless is still a few months away from turning 24-years-old, there’s no telling how long his...
  • Taylor Swift is bringing her big 'reputation' to Detroit's Ford Field on Aug. 28

    Taylor Swift is bringing her big 'reputation' to Detroit's Ford Field on Aug. 28

    On Aug. 28, Taylor Swift will bring her widely successful reputation stadium tour to Detroit's Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions (tickets). The tour is in support of her No. 1 album reputation which became her fourth consecutive album to debut with over a million copies sold in a single week - a...
  • Cat Power announces new album 'Wanderer' and world tour

    Cat Power announces new album 'Wanderer' and world tour

    Chan Marshall aka Cat Power has announced her next studio album as the follow up to 2012’s Sun. The alternative rock singer and guitarist announced on Wednesday that she’ll be releasing an 11-song album on Oct. 5 titled Wanderer. The news of her upcoming 10th studio album earlier this afternoon also...
  • REZZ 'Certain Kind of Magic' Tour embarks for fall 2018

    REZZ 'Certain Kind of Magic' Tour embarks for fall 2018

    Rezz has been on the scene for only three years, but she is already considered a DJ on the rise. Rezz (b. Isabelle Rezazadeh) has always had an affection for Djing. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, one could always find Rezz at a music festival. Her love for festivals even got her fired...
  • Where to watch fireworks in Detroit for July 4th 2018

    Where to watch fireworks in Detroit for July 4th 2018

    The 4th of July will be celebrated with dazzling fireworks spectaculars in Detroit and the surrounding area in 2018. Kids and adults will be delighting at the explosions of light and color in the skies in celebration of Independence Day.   Greenfield Village Salute to America June 30, July 1, July...
  • Dwane Casey optimistic about new Pistons team

    Dwane Casey optimistic about new Pistons team

    Dwane Casey left a team that won 59 games in 2017-18, but he’s optimistic about the squad that he’s inherited in Detroit. The Pistons missed the playoffs for the second straight season last year, but 2018-19 will represent a full campaign with Blake Griffin on the roster and Reggie Jackson healthy...
  • Free and family friendly July 4th events in Detroit 2018

    Free and family friendly July 4th events in Detroit 2018

    Celebrate the Fourth of July at one of the many family-friendly Independence Day events being held in the Detroit area in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun at the patriotic events, festivals, and firework shows being held in Motor City.   Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon...
  • Concerts and shows in Detroit during July 4th week 2018

    Concerts and shows in Detroit during July 4th week 2018

    Detroit is one of America’s music capitals, and the city also happens to be a great place to celebrate Independence Day. For those who want some music or a dynamic show to go along with celebrating the greatest country in the world, there will be a beefy lineup of artists and shows that will make...
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    Third Man Records Detroit: A Mo Pop Festival side trip

    Lots of music fans will be visiting Detroit for the Mo Pop Festival that’ll be taking place in the city’s expansive West Riverfront Park on July 28 (click here for tickets) and July 29 (click here for tickets). The two-day event will feature exciting performers like Bon Iver, Alvvays, Highly Suspect...
  • Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live 2018 tour set to dominate US

    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live 2018 tour set to dominate US

    Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” was a staple in MTV’s televised programming schedule starting in 2005 and running off and on until its 11th and final season in 2017. During its time on MTV and MTV2, the popular improv comedy/competition show featured Nick Cannon hosting two teams of comedians in their...
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