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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…

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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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Tires. to commemorate Amy Winehouse with revival show

  This week marks five years since the death of acclaimed English neo-soul singer Amy Winehouse. In that time, her legacy has reverberated not only in the documentary films and longform features about her life, but also in the many artists who have been influenced by her distinctive sound. Most of all, however, is the…

Omar-S releases free two-track EP

  Don’t ever turn your back on Omar-S. Blink and the underground techno/house producer’s likely to have dropped a crispy new release. That’s what happened just a few days ago, when an untitled EP popped up in Resident Advisor’s email without warning, where it is available for free download.   The two tracks, “Party Marty”…

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105.1 FM changes format to throwback hip-hop, R&B station

  Last week, a new radio station quietly debuted in Detroit. The Bounce has taken over what was previously known as Detroit Sports 105.1 FM. While some sports fans are displeased, twenty- and thirtysomethings can rejoice, as the new station will play “throwback hip-hop and R&B songs from the ’90s and 2000s,” according to a…

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Inaugural Corktown STRUT festival to feature 50+ music acts

  Summer in the Motor City has long been bookended by major music festivals: Movement Electronic Music Festival over Memorial Day Weekend — joined this year by the first (and maybe last) Trip Metal Fest — and Labor Day Weekend’s choice of either Detroit Jazz Festival, Arts Beats & Eats, or the Hamtramck Labor Day…

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Moonwalks — In Light (The Scales in the Frame)

  Moonwalks’ second full-length effort, In Light (The Scales in the Frame), is all blistering guitars soaring eight miles high across the firmament. The Detroit psych outfit have managed to take their wall of sound — huge enough, surely, on 2015’s Lunar Phases to excite any Trump supporter — and make it even bigger. The…

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