Sunday, January 29, 2012

Langhorne Slim To Play Maumee's Village Idiot...

Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim is scheduled to play at The Village Idiot in Maumee, Ohio on March 23rd.


"Dilla Day" Signals The Rebirth of Detroit...

Dilla Day is coming to the Fillmore Detroit on February 10th.
Check out the event info. on Facebook.

Hosted by Academy Award Nominated Actress Taraji P. Henson featuring performances by Busta Rhymes, Jay Electronica, Phife of A Tribe Called Quest, Phat Kat, Danny Brown (No. 1 Rap Album of 2011 / Spin Magazine) Guilty Simpson and the Nick Speed Orchestra. The event will be simulcast to a worldwide audience.

J Dilla's mother, Ms. Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, recently announced that a new album of unreleased material from her son is in the works. The compilation, titled The Rebirth of Detroit, will featured new music from the late producer, as well as other local producers who were influenced by Dilla's music. According to Ms. Yancey, one of the goals for the project is to unite many of the musicians and producers working in the Detroit hip-hop community. "This will bring together artists that have drifted away from one another and haven't been able to work with each other lately," she says. "It's a healing process for the city. For individuals, its going to bring back the love and the passion for the music and for what hip-hop has to offer."

Musician Jonathon Taylor, who is the associate producer on the project, believes the album will uplift members in the hip-hop community who have been held back by divisiveness among rap crews and lack of opportunities to showcase their talent. "The people who are part of the project will leave this project feeling better about themselves," he says. "A lot of people have been wounded in the hip-hop community and this is going to give them a chance to shine over the most prolific producer in the history of Detroit hip-hop."

The Rebirth of Detroit is scheduled to be released in 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Caveman Evolves & Returns to Midwest...

Caveman "Great Life" is from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

After a hugely successful 2011, Caveman continue their exciting rise in 2012 with a new tour including Europe, their first headlining gig at Bowery Ballroom and the proud news of Caveman signing their Magic Man! label to Fat Possum Records.

Caveman is scheduled to play Beachland Ballroom on March 21st.

Now their self-released, critically acclaimed album CoCo Beware will be available through the independent label that’s home to an illustrious roster including The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Wavves, Yuck, Spiritualized, The Walkmen, Smith Westerns, Lissie, etc.

In 2011, Caveman garnered praise for their debut album CoCo Beware from outlets like NPR, The New York Times, and Fader and for their big sounding, impressive and completely unforgettable live shows alike. NPR Music charted them as their #7 most favorite live show after seeing them at CMJ in October and named them “Discovery of 2011” in their year-end edition of All Songs Considered. The band loves to play live, and after touring with Here We Go Magic and The War On Drugs, they played to their West Coast fans for the first time ever in December.

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Teitur Sets Tour Date @ The Ark...

Teitur, a singer songwriter from the Faroe Islands will be touring N. America in February and March 2012. His tour includes a stop at The Ark in Ann Arbor on March 8th, a perfect venue to listen to his delicate melodies.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

RE:GENERATION Screening Includes Toledo...

The RE:GENERATION Music Project is a documentary that will be screening in theatres across the country in February 2012 including the Rave Franklin Park 16 on February 16th and 23rd.

Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.


Video: Wilco & N. Lowe ~ Cruel To Be Kind...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fanfarlo Schedules Ann Arbor Stop...

Fanfarlo will hit the road this spring. Their tour will include a stop at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on March 23rd.

3/5 Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
3/6 New York, NY, Webster Hall
3/7 Washington, DC, U St. Music Hall
3/8 Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer
3/9 Chapel Hill, NC, Cat’s Cradle
3/10 Atlanta, GA, Vinyl
3/13 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
3/14 Dallas, TX, The Loft
3/19 St. Louis, MO, Blueberry Hill
3/20 Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
3/22 Louisville, KY, Zanzabar
3/23 Ann Arbor, MI, The Blind Pig
3/24 Toronto, ON, Mod Club
3/25 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
3/27 Columbus, OH, Skully’s
3/28 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
3/29 Madison, WI, High Noon Saloon
3/31 Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre

4/1 Kansas City, MO, Record Bar
4/3 Denver, CO, Bluebird
4/5 Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
4/6 Boise, ID, Neurolux
4/7 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
4/9 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
4/10 Seattle, WA, Crocodile Café
4/17 San Francisco, CA, Slim’s


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Detroit Intervenes With Jane's Addiction...

From the beginning, Jane's Addiction has thrown the most unique parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality with theatrical flair onstage. 2012 sees the band--who’ve always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger--return in support of their acclaimed album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records), which features the now-buzzing-at-radio track “Underground.” Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called“Theatre of the Escapists”--will bring the band to intimate venues, most of which are classic theatres. The alternative rock pioneers--frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass—are poised to deliver an immersive theatrical experience as only they can. Tickets go on sale January 14th.

Jane’s Addiction Theatre of the Escapists tour:

2/2 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2/24 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
2/25 Columbus, OH - The LC Indoor Pavilion

2/27 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
2/29 Rochester, NY - Auditorium Theatre
3/2 Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
3/3 Portland, ME - State Theatre
3/4 Long Island, NY - The Paramount
3/5 Wellmont, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
3/7 Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
3/9 Richmond, VA - The National
3/10 Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
3/13 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
3/15 Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
3/16 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
3/19 Minneapolis, MN - The Brick
3/21 Grand Rapids, MI - Devos Music Hall
3/24 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Plan Stop in Royal Oak...

Rodrigo y Gabriela are delighted to announce a full US tour featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. The duo will be bringing a backing band on the road for the first time in their careers in order to showcase the thrilling and dynamic collaborations featured on Area 52 in a live setting.

RyG 2012 North America Tour Dates:

03 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount Theatre
04 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
05 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre
07 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
12 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
13 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
14 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
16 - Toronto, CA - Massey Hall
20 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
21 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
23 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
25 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
26 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Pavilion
28 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
01 - Miami, FL - The Fillmore
04 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest
05 - Austin, TX - Stubb's

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Video: Wilco, N. Lowe & M.Staples rehearse "The Weight" ...

Wilco, Nick Lowe & Mavis Staples rehearse "The Weight" backstage at the Civic Opera House in Chicago in December 2011.

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Theophilus London Calling...

Theophilus London had a banner year bringing his unique brand of genre-defying music to the masses around the globe, and he isn't slowing down in 2012. He's setting off for a headlining tour across the country that will kick off in Cleveland on January 11th, Detroit on the 12th and includes stops in SF (Mezzanine), LA (El Rey Theatre) and NYC (Webster Hall) before wrapping up in Montreal February 18th. A full list of dates is below.

Tour Dates:
1/11 Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
1/12 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
1/13 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
1/14 The Loft - Minneapolis, MN
1/17 Neumos - Seattle, WA
1/18 Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC Canada
1/19 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
1/21 Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA
1/22 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
1/23 Sundance Film Festival - Park City, UT
1/27 Beauty Bar Ballroom - Austin, TX
1/30 Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
1/31 Grand Central - Miami, FL
2/1 The Social - Orlando, FL
2/3 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
2/4 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
2/6 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
2/7 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
2/9 Webster Hall - New York, NY
2/17 Wrong Bar - Toronto, ON Canada
2/18 Club Soda - Montreal, QC Canada

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Noel Gallagher To Stop In Royal Oak...

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
will tour the US in March/April 2012. The tour includes a stop at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan on March 31st.

3/28 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
3/29 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
3/31 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/1 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
4/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
4/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
4/10 – Monterrey, MX @ Auditorio Banamex
4/11 – Mexico City, MX @ Teatro Metropolitan

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Monday, January 02, 2012

Follow The Head and The Heart This Spring...

The Head and The Heart have announced their Spring 2012 Tour. Their trek will bring them through Pontiac, Michigan on March 11th with a stop at The Crofoot Ballroom.

Spring 2012 Tour
3/4 Lawrence, KS The Granada
3/5 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
3/6 Louisville, KY Headliners
3/8 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre*
3/9 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
3/10 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
3/11 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
3/13 Toronto, ON The Opera House
3/14 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
3/15 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
3/16 Portland, ME State Theatre
3/17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3/18 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/20 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
3/21 Richmond, VA The National
3/23 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
3/24 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
3/25 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Mike Doughty Returns to The Ark...

On Feb. 1, Da Capo Press releases The Book of Drugs, Mike Doughty's enthralling memoir of his life, career, addiction, and the doomed-from-the-start, eight-year roller coaster ride of his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will tour the eastern U.S. in February, performing music solo, reading from the book, and answering audience questions each night.

Tour Dates
2/3 Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
2/4 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
2/7 Orlando, FL @ The Social
2/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/10 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
2/11 New Orleans, LA @ Parish
2/14 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe
2/15 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
2/17 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
2/18 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
2/19 Cincinnati, OH @ The Redmoor
2/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
2/22 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

2/23 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
2/24 Rochester, NY @ The German House
2/25 Albany, NY @ The Linda Theatre

Book Store Events
2/2 New York, NY @ Barnes & Noble Tribeca
2/6 Savannah, GA @ The Book Lady Bookstore
2/8 Tampa, FL @ Inkwood Books
2/22 Cleveland, OH @ Mac's Backs
2/24 Buffalo, NY @ Talking Leaves

In 1992 Mike Doughty was working as a doorman at New York's legendary Knitting Factory club. With musicians he met there he formed Soul Coughing, a great 1990s band whose unclassifiable mix of rock, beat poetry, hip-hop, and electronica gained in passionate admiration what it lost in mainstream success. The reasons for Soul Coughing's 2000 breakup included Doughty's own drug addiction. His reinvention of himself as a solo singer-songwriter has brought new creativity, warmth, and, dare we say it, a bit of lightening up as he has sung, written, and blogged about a huge range of topics from the personal to the political to the whimsical. Mike comes to Michigan with a new release, "Yes and Also Yes," that includes one song in German and other accompanied by a Chinese zither.

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