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Medical Marijuana Expo at the Roostertail 3-28-13 (Photos)

Last weekend, The Roostertail in Detroit hosted the 4th annual Medical Marijuana Expo organized by Roseville certification center, American Medical Marijuana Professionals (AMMP.BIZ). The event offered speakers, classes, demonstrations, free food, a magic vapor bus that carted patients to an off-site medication area, multiple vendors, and an After Party with Special guest Afro Man, best […]

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Detroit, The Heidelberg Project, Lincoln Street Park (Photo Essay)

By Alexis Simpson I’ve been recovering from surgery and haven’t been able to shoot shows, so i edited some photos from the past winter instead! Cat on the Steps Cat in the Sky Footprints Congo The Art Dog The Heidelberg Project Blue Shoes Painting Behind a House The Number House Crossing Over Bread Not Bombs […]

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Photos from El Salvador

By Alexis Simpson Abandoned Hotel Volcano Rain Forest Water La Palma Carolina


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Instagram Randomness: Toilet Bubble Bath 2-17-14

iPhone Photos by Alexis Simpson Detroit Home For Sale Burnt Home Starting to Crumble Detroit Cable Man Shrine Gun Range/Store Mexicantown Heidelberg Project tree Frida Bubble Bath in the Toilet Roseville

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@CrimeintheD Kwame Comments of the Day 2/2/2014

Any of the below comments are interesting…One for Kwame, one against….If you haven’t had the chance yet, watch Kwame’s mother’s asinine video in support of her baby boy. http://youtu.be/IYt8jZHub2Y


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Best of North American International Auto Show Detroit! (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM HONDA FCEV CONCEPT HONDA FIT 2015 SL-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ AQUA SMART CAR WITH ORANGE INTERIOR! AUDI BMW M4 COUPE BENTLEY LEXUS LFA Z28 CAMARAO YUKON TRUCK VIPER SRT Anybody know who this Ford guy is? MAZDA 3 CORVETTE Z06 CAMARO LEXUS CONCEPT SCION RACING JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED PRIUS LEVITON TOYOTA […]

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Jay Z @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 1-10-14 (Concert Review, Photos, & Setlist)

By Alexis Simpson http://www.Jay-Z.com http://www.MySpace.com/Jay-Z http://www.YouTube.com/JayZ http://www.Twitter.com/JayZ http://www.Rocawear.com http://www.Roc4Life.com http://www.RocNation.com Jay Z’s “Magna Carter World Tour” took over The Palace of Auburn Hills last Friday. Jay Z seems to be adamant about pursuing the title of “Best Rapper Ever” as he skillfully displayed his masterful rhymes to an appreciative Michigan audience. Jay Z has been […]

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Instagram Randomness: New Orleans +

By Alexis Simpson iPhone Photos Techno Rose #artbytai Block for Sale Charred Heidelberg Project Pontiac is for Lovers Tomb New Orleans New Orleans Art Voodoo Fest


Aretha Franklin Performs in Detroit

Aretha Franklin @ Sound Board Theater in Detroit 12-21-13 (Concert Photos)

By Alexis Simpson Aretha Franklin looked beautiful and elegant last night in Detroit, and sounded lovely. She radiated happiness to be performing and displayed a gracious attitude towards the crowd. It was a great honor to photograph the ‘Queen of Soul’ who has won 17 Grammies and who Rolling Stone has listed as the Greatest […]

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Drake @ The Palace of Auburn Hills (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Drake’s concert last Monday generated some of the worst I-75 traffic The Palace of Auburn Hills has seen in awhile. Once inside the Palace, all was well as a fun-loving crowd partied throughout the night to performances by Future, Miguel, and Drake. Detroit’s own local celeb, Chandra Davis, (aka London Charles aka […]

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Show Alert for Tonight! Cage the Elephant, Blue October, Foals, Iamdynamite

This is going on tonight! Don’t miss out…http://thefillmoredetroit.com/event/08004B51DB2D78F3


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6 Instagram Accounts to Follow.

By Alexis Simpson Instagram is by far my favorite social media outlet. For those of you looking for users worth following, these are my top six recommendations: 1. CRIMEINTHED Let’s face it, Detroit isn’t just about hipsters, BBQ, and bicycling-it’s also about car jacking, murder, and armed robbery etc. To stay up with the latest happenings in […]

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Performs in Michigan

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas @ St. Andrew’s Hall 11-27-13 (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas came home to Detroit to perform at St. Andrew’s Hall the night before Thanksgiving. Opening acts included: The Sights, George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus and DJ Nardolicious. Jessica Hernandez had an array of merch swag including a wide array of records and two racks of thrift […]

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Slayer @ The Detroit Fillmore 11-16-13 (Photos

By Alexis Simpson Testosterone raged at the Detroit Fillmore last Saturday as many big burly dudes and a few hardcore rocker chicks slammed the venue to see thrash metal icons, Slayer. Guitar riffs reigned supreme on the Fillmore sound system creating insane body-slamming mosh pits for those brave enough to enter the main floor. The […]


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Sleigh Bells @ St. Andrew’s Hall (11-12-13) (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson Sleigh Bells, the rockalicous electro-pop duo, played at St. Andrew’s Hall last week in front of a glammed up crowd. Sleigh Bells is comprised of the lovely vocalist Allison Krauss and Derek Miller on guitar. Alison shined on stage in Detroit due to her infectious smile and ability to draw the crowd […]

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The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: Kid Rock!

Our own Kid Rock went to Voodoo Fest and put on a top tier performance. In addition, in typical Kid Rock fashion, he was the only artist to thank the crowd for spending their hard earned money on the festival!   http://www.kidrock.com

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VOODOO FEST SPOTIFY MIXTAPE

Check out our fancy new VOODOO FEST Spotify playlist for 2013! VOODOO FEST 2013


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The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: A Photo Tribute to Dr. John-a New Orleans Legend!

The Real Night Tripper, otherwise known as Dr. John is a true New Orleans legend. http://www.nitetripper.com

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The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 3 Photos: 50 Beautiful Photos of The Cure

By Alexis Simpson I got the change to photograph the Cure last Sunday at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. Robert Smith was such a great subject to photograph so I wanted to share the different photos of him with a few of his band mates thrown in. He is eerily beautiful and The Cure sounded […]

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The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience Day 2 Photos

By Alexis Simpson Reignwolf ruled Day 2 of Voodoo Fest with the most electrifying and charismatic performance of the whole festival. Ruby Amanfu, Rudimental, and Cults were other faves! PHOTOS http://www.thevoodooexperience.com http://www.twitter.com/voodoonola http://www.jointheritual.wordpress.com   Beware of this friendly & drunk bottomless banana girl wandering around the streets of New Orleans! She may try to motorboat […]


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Steve Aoki is Returning to Detroit on 11/6/13! (Preview)

Attention Party People:) Steve Aoki is coming to The Detroit Fillmore on 11/6/13 so get your tickets before they are gone:) He is also joined by Waka Flocka, Borgore, Felix Cartal, Deorro, and Kryoman. Go here to check out our previous Aoki Coverage: http://www.noizenews.com/?s=aoki and here to join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462867353820915/

The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans

Voodoo Fest in New Orleans Day One Photos 11-1-13

By Alexis Simpson The last time we covered Voodoo Fest Music + Arts Experience was two years ago, so we were anxious to come back. Voodoo Fest is an interesting mix of music, art, and local New Orleans food. Our top showstoppers for the day were: Calvin Harris, Desaparecidos, Royal Teeth, Allen Stone and Boys […]

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Desaparecidos wsg The So So Glos @ The Majestic Theatre 10-27-13 (Photos & Review)

By Alexis Simpson In 2012 Conor Oberst resurrected his political punk band, Desaparecidos, and brought them to Detroit last Sunday for a performance at The Majestic Theatre. The So So Glos out of Brooklyn opened, and garnered a mixed reception. The frontman was perhaps too talkative considering most of the crowd had probably never heard […]


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