Category: Music
Battles Blasts Detroit With Sound
Two keyboards? No problem!

Battles begins each song like mad scientists, with the guitarist and keyboardist playing riffs, which are later layered into the song. As more and more tunes are looped in, a rich noise erupts that is equal parts chaos and melodic. Changing time signatures and the pulsing, frantic throws of former Helmet drummer John Stanier whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

By JasonMick with 0 comments
Get to Know The Antlers
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Want to get to know a truly great indie artist? Look no further than The Antlers.

In an era where indie rock artists like the Arcade Fire have become Grammy-winning superstars, there’s a massive danger of the genre being diluted and exploited. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of unpolluted musical treasures to discover in the genre.

By JasonMick with 0 comments
UPDATE: Interview w/ DJ Beaver reveals Dubstep GR Promotion Could Change
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We took the opportunity to check in with PLURfect productions and get the scoop on the recent Dubstep GR Promotion for minors who received citations for underage drinking at the OUTTA TOWN OUTTA MIND event on January 29th, 2011.

By ElizabethDeRoo with 0 comments
Detroit Police Bust “Rave”; Dubstep Group REWARDS Underage Drinkers
The announcement from Dubstep Grand Rapids that gives minors a discount for recieving tickets for underage drinking.

Detroit Police busted underage drinkers at a local event but the event sponsor rewards them!

By ElizabethDeRoo with 49 comments
Record Review: Dryvel’s “He Walks Alone”
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He Walks Alone was produced in 2009 and finished in 2010. It marks the band’s second full length release — the first in eight years, and their first one since high school, more notably. It is a concept album to boot. The concept is the story of a young guitarist who is trying to find his way in life and faces a lot of struggles in his quest for identity.

It falls roughly into the punk/alternative genre. The closest example I can come up with for a similar artist is Rise Against. Like that band, they feature fast-yet-catchy guitar riffs, emotional lyrics, and chorus-style vocals.

By JasonMick with 0 comments
The Walking Dead: New TV Show, Old Comic
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There seems to be a zombie epidemic going around (not a real one, obviously, although that’d be awesome), but there’s no argument that AMC’s new show, The Walking Dead, is perhaps one of the most popular forms of zombie entertainment today

By Tiffany Kaiser with 0 comments
Review: Luna, Royal Oak
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The Detroit Metro area is full of little places that are easy to miss if you’re driving faster than 30 mph…and if you’re ever on Royal Oak’s Main Street, you may want to keep your eyes open for a little place called Luna

By Tiffany Kaiser with 0 comments
Review: The Finer Things & Syndicate at the Blind Pig
Dave Hawkins and Joey Shaheen rocking out to Lady Gaga (Image by: Jason Mick)

Local talent is something that never falls short in Detroit, from artists selling paintings on random street corners to musicians filling venues like St. Andrews and the Magic Stick. But this time, we stepped out of Detroit to check out local Michigan bands in Ann Arbor

By Tiffany Kaiser with 0 comments
Dryvel and The Finer Things Rock the Belmont
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Traveling to the familiar metro sprawl of downtown Hamtramck, we caught two exciting local bands — Dryvel and The Finer Things doing their thing at the Belmont…

By JasonMick with 2 comments
Stars Hits Detroit With an Indie Bang
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Seeing Stars is the kind of wonderful experience you hope for every time you see a live show. This is a rock band that seems truly committed to their craft (pun partially intended as they are on the label Arts&Crafts, hardy har har!). The show cemented in my mind their status as one of the most powerful and creative forces in independent rock today. If you haven’t heard Stars, you should listen to them. And if you haven’t seen them, you SHOULD, it is well worth the $17 admission fee (or whatever it was after Ticketmaster’s cut).

By JasonMick with 0 comments

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