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Joe Zimmer cried both times he saw Neutral Milk Hotel. He is currently awaiting an interview for his application to be Drake's lint roller of record. That's probably all you need to know about him.


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DIY venue Trumbullplex to host fundraising kick-off show

  Cherished DIY music venue and living space Trumbullplex is seeking donations for one of its housing units that is in dire need of repair. Since it was collectivized in 1993, nearly everyone in Detroit’s local music scene has been to Trumbullplex’s theatre space for donation-based events and entertainment. With $35,000 needed for the renovation,…

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Deadbeat Beat — Only Time Will Tell

  Just like the title of Deadbeat Beat’s latest tape makes clear, Only Time Will Tell, as fans have waited for new material from the beloved trio for over four years now. Since 2011’s When I Talk to You, the group have amassed a cult-like following by playing shows here and there, while each of…

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Double Winter — Double Winter

  Being from this great mitten-shaped piece of land has its ups and downs. On the plus side, you can impress non-Michiganders by using the palm of your hand to explain basic geography. Then of course there are the majestic Great Lakes, providing natives with beautiful beaches in the summer and horrendous lake effect snowstorms…

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Moonwalks — Lunar Phases

  Though Lunar Phases is Moonwalks’ debut full-length, the band are far from a newcomer to the Detroit music scene. From playing regularly at PJ’s Lager House, UFO Factory, and nearly every other live music venue in the city, they have amassed an impressive group of dedicated fans. When you attend a Moonwalks show, you…

Jamaican Queens get gruesome on “Never Felt Love” video
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Jamaican Queens get gruesome on “Never Felt Love” video

  It’s only been a couple weeks since Jamaican Queens released a video for “Don’t Call Me Up,” and they’ve now shared some visuals for another Downers cut — “Never Felt Love.”   It seems like both the band and director Brenton Bober are eager for Halloween weekend to arrive. The video calls to mind…

Jamaican Queens release heady video for “Don’t Call Me Up”
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Jamaican Queens release heady video for “Don’t Call Me Up”

  It’s hard to pin down Jamaican Queens. The band’s music has been described as psychedelic, industrial, tropicalia, and doo-wop, and all these elements can be heard on their brilliant full-length Downers, released earlier this year.   The new video finds drummer Ryan Clancy frolicking through a world filled with green screens, morph suits, and…

Eminem drops cameo-filled, epic “Phenomenal” video
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Eminem drops cameo-filled, epic “Phenomenal” video

  Detroit’s Marshall Mathers was set to star in this year’s Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing movie Southpaw but dropped out back in 2010 before filming started. The movie was released in July and features this musical contribution from Slim Shady, the song “Phenomenal.”   Now we have a video for the track, which features multiple explosions,…

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Growwing Pains — I Always Know EP

  Fans of the Growwing Pains’ ramshackle, rowdy garage-punk jams were introduced to the Detroit five-piece’s fondness for power pop melodies on 2013’s 17 Songs About the Same Girl, released on local imprint Urinal Cake Records. With a new 7″ out on San Diego-based Volar Records, the band deliver four sweetly packaged songs that listeners…

Danny Brown and Clams Casino share new Adult Swim Single

  Late-night television provider Adult Swim is releasing 15 songs over 15 weeks for free download on their website, continuing the Singles program they started in 2010. The latest installment features dynamic Detroit emcee Danny Brown, in one of his first major offerings since the acclaimed 2013 album Old.   “Worth It” is a collaboration…

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