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The DMM Guide to Mo Pop Festival 2015

  Mo Pop Festival is back, and it’s bigger than ever. For its third year, the indie rock-heavy event has moved from Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights to the newly created West Riverfront Park in Downtown Detroit and expanded to two days.   Headlining this year are alt-pop titans Modest Mouse, synth-poppers Passion Pit,…

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DeJ Loaf releases #AndSeeThatsTheThing, featuring Big Sean

  Since the release of her breakthrough mixtape Sell Sole, DeJ Loaf has been quietly dominating the guest verse circuit and building up massive amounts of hype for her new material. We got our first taste about a week ago with “Back Up,” a warning shot to groupies that also features a guest verse from…

There’s a lot happening [in Detroit] that I don’t even know is happening, and I find out this band so-and-so is doing this really awesome thing! And that happens all the time.

Zee Bricker, Vocalist of Tart

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Wolf Eyes join Bandcamp, promise five recordings per month

  The experimental noise underground is known for acts that are as prolific as they are provocative, with artists producing several limited-release runs of work yearly on formats as far afield as CD-Rs or cassette tapes. In our digital era, these media may seem antiquated, but in a genre known for its attention to tactile…

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Tunde Olaniran will keep your body moving with his new single

  The first words we hear on “KYBM” are “This is unconventional.” They’re an apt description not only for the sound and substance of the second single Tunde Olaniran’s shared from his forthcoming debut full-length, Transgressor, but they sum up the artist himself. Olaniran makes music whose path is completely unpredictable, but whose results are…

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Watch Mexican Knives’ new video for “Beach Song”

  More than two months after the release of their self-titled LP, punk/garage quintet Mexican Knives have unveiled their visual component for the album’s second track – “Beach Song.”   “Dash-cam” encounters with everyday characters are carefully spliced with scenes from a blonde model’s lonely travels. Directed by Erin Barry, the group’s new release is…

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Dave Douglas — High Risk

  You can’t really talk about trumpeter Dave Douglas’ latest release – the self-titled debut of High Risk – for very long before a couple key points inevitably get raised. Foremost among these talking points is that the quartet from which the album takes its name is really the brainchild of both Dave Douglas and…

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Turn to Crime — Actions

  Making music is hard work, and if you choose to make it your life’s work, well good luck. The promises of easy wealth and fame that once accompanied the rock star lifestyle have all but evaporated along with the traditional music industry’s dominance. Perhaps your goals are aesthetic rather than financial, but even then…

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