Articles by TSmith

Graduated from CMU with a degree in news writing and passion for techno. Grilled cheese enthusiast, still functioning Gameboy, most likely the cyclist you honked at on your way home from work.


The White Stripes announce first-ever cassette release

  Break out your old Walkman… The White Stripes have announced the release of their first three albums — The White Stripes (1999), De Stijl (2000), and White Blood Cells (2001) — on limited edition white cassettes, exclusively for Cassette Store Day 2017 this upcoming Saturday, October 14. According to Third Man Records, the reissues…


Little Caesars Arena to open amid protest of Kid Rock show

  Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena officially opens its doors to the public this Tuesday night with a sold-out Kid Rock concert, the first in a string of six shows planned over the next two weeks. However, the Romeo-based artist and Olympia Entertainment (the arena’s operator) are both catching heat from Al Sharpton’s National Action Network…


Wolf Eyes release LP to raise money for Charlottesville victim

  Detroit noise-rock band Wolf Eyes recently released a new album entitled No Hate in an effort to raise money for Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.   The 32-year-old was killed Saturday when a car drove into a group of people protesting the white nationalist rally on the campus of the University of Virginia. The band…


UFO Factory closes after construction crew damages building

  Corktown’s UFO Factory shut its doors until further notice today, after a construction crew working on the neighboring $45 million Elton Park retail and housing development accidentally damaged part of the building. The small venue and bar, located at 2110 Trumbull Ave., could be shut down for months and faces the possibility of the…