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Tumblr users release Sufjan Stevens and Drake mashup album

  Last Halloween, Detroit native Sufjan Stevens shocked the world when he covered “Hotline Bling” and proved that even the nomadic folk singer was susceptible to the human meme that is Aubrey Drake Graham.   Something not so shocking is the amount of online fan fiction surrounding Stevens. This is a man who went from…


Danny Brown — Atrocity Exhibition

  The first sound we hear on Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition recalls nothing so much as it does the eerie slide guitar riff from the title sequence to the show Breaking Bad, which creator Vince Gilligan initially pitched as “a story about a man who transforms himself from Mr. Chips into Scarface.” By series end,…


James Linck — No Future

  James Linck’s No Future is a bittersweet celebration of his last days in Detroit. This will be his final release before the alt-R&B singer-songwriter moves to the West Coast to pursue his musical career. While writing and recording this EP, Linck was not aware of his impending move, but in hindsight, No Future sounds like a sign of…


DSO announces “reimagined” venue and strolling concert event

  The Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues to demonstrate its commitment to diverse programming and innovative cultural experiences with two recent announcements. Last week, the organization introduced the Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube, a revamped performance space that also marks the beginning of new programming stream for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher…

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Motown-themed animated series arriving soon on Netflix

  Fans of animation and Motown should get ready for their next binge-watch marathon, as Netflix has ordered a new kids series that combines the two.   According to a Netflix press release, the untitled animated project will be set to classic tunes from the Berry Gordy label and is the brainchild of writer-director Josh…


The DMM Guide to Mo Pop Festival 2016

  Despite torrential rains that threatened to turn the inaugural Detroit edition of Mo Pop Festival into a flood of biblical proportions, the indie-leaning event has returned to West Riverfront Park for the second year in a row, after spending its first two at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights.   In the case of…

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