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A Walk around Detroit 10/28/12 (Imagination Station, Street Art, & More)

IMAGINATION STATION Graffiti Urban Put-Put Graffiti Face I Dare you. We Love You Detroit. Graffiti Lady Home is Where the hate is Graffiti Face Graffiti Face Ping Pong Polly House it’s ok! The Dream is Now. Wood Michigan Central Station with  Detroit Tigers Signs If we fight together Peacock Graffiti Scrummage Fest Lineup Michigan for […]

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Almost Free @ The Shack 6/15/12 (Photos)

Members: Andy: vocals, guitar, lyrics, driving, shameless self-promotion,grammar Bob: bass, synth, noise, coolness, indie cred, stage moves Garren: drums, food, guttural utterances, filth, protection, ladies http://twitter.com/AlmostFreeMusic http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=22706 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-out/id433203868 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/modern-mistakes/id313455559  

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Hell Yeah Grocery Delivery!

I started getting my groceries delivered due to my love of milk. I prefer to drink skim milk, but I often found myself buying 2% because the gas station down the street only has 2%. I also get annoyed when I come home to an empty fridge and I’m too tired to go grocery shopping. […]


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Photo of the Moment: Mayer Hawthorne

Photo of Mayer Hawthorne at the 2011 Detroit Music Awards! Photo by me, Alexis Simpson.

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Hell Yeah Farmers’ Markets! (Photos)

Memorial Day weekend is wrapping up, and now tis the season for farmer’s markets. Last week, I went to our local market in Clawson, MI and snapped some photos to get us all in the mood! http://www.clawsonfarmersmarket.info/  

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What do The Dirtbombs and Jack White have in Common? Ben Blackwell!

Ben Blackwell is the nephew of Jack White and one of two drummers for The Dirtbombs. He also is in charge of vinyl production for Third Man Records. Furthermore, Ben is as an accomplished writer and creator of Cass Records. Check out these two videos of Ben discussing some of the creative items Third Man […]


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Amy Gore and her Valentines, Dutch Pink, Ricky Rat, and Factory Girls 3/3/2012 NSFW! (Photos)

Warning! Warning! Don’t scroll down if you’re at work or afraid of naked people! Amy Gore and Her Valentines Members: Amy Gore, Leann Banks, Joe Leone and Jackson Smith http://www.thisisamygore.com Dutch Pink Dustin Charles Leslie- Guitar, Vox, Piano, Organ Clyde- Bass Jelly Roll Joel McCune- Guitar Kevin Tuczek- Drums Aja Sardis- Vocals Serene Arena-Vocals http://www.dutchpink.net Ricky […]

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The Dirtbombs at Metro Times Blowout 3-3-2012 (Photos & Review)

The Dirtbomb’s performance was insane fun-it could even be described as epic. The Hamtramck crowd was especially unrestrained which caused The Dirtbombs to kick it up a notch. It was the perfect way to close out the Blowout! Members: Mick Collins, Ben Blackwell, Pat Pantano, Ko Melina, Chris Sutton www.thedirtbombs.net

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Danny Brown, Passalacqua, Child Bite, Bars of Gold, Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band @ Hamtramck Metro Times Blowout 3/1/2012 (Photos)

Check out our favorite photos from Thursday night of the Hamtramck Blowout! Danny Brown Genre: Prog Rap http://twitter.com/xdannyxbrownx Detroit’s most popular badboy, charismatic enigma, and nationwide media darling had the audience boisterously yelling about smoking blunts as Danny Brown treated us to a homegrown performance. Later this month he is performing at the Detroit Fillmore […]


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FlashClash, Cold Men Young, and Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs: Photos from the Metro Times Blowout Kickoff Party @ the Magic Stick Garden Bowl (Photos)

FlashClash http://www.flashclash.com http://www.facebook.com/flashclash http://www.twitter.com/flashbryceclash Cold Men Young http://coldmenyoung.com https://twitter.com/coldmenyoung http://www.facebook.com/Coldmenyoung Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs   http://officialkimvincentfowley.tumblr.com http://www.kimfowley.com http://www.myspace.com/realkimfowley http://www.myspace.com/Kimfowley  

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Metrotimes Blowout 2012 Line Up and Schedule 2/29-3/3 2012!

THe Schedule is here: http://blowout.metrotimes.com/index.php/schedule

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Inside Outlaws with a Special Appearance by Ty Stone at UDetroit Cafe for Motorcity Special’s Latest Event 12/10/11 (Photos of Night Two)

Motorcity Special is a Detroit label that records an array of Detroit artists at various venues around the city in order to release limited edition vinyl records. UDetroit Cafe hosted the Inside Outlaws on 12/9/11 and 12/10/11 so that Motorcity Special could put out another phenomenal record documenting the local Detroit music scene. The Inside […]


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Alexis Simpson: Tyree Guyton’s Heidelberg Project 2008

Tyree Guyton, artist and founder of The Heidelberg Project has created an ever-changing art project for Detroiters and guests to enjoy. In 2008, I took a slew of pictures to capture how The Heidelberg Project looked during that period in time.    

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D-PAN Creates a Unique Video for The White Stripe’s Song “We’re Going To Be Friends”

D-PAN, the Deaf Professional Arts Network created this video set to The White Stripe’s song “We’re Going To Be Friends.” I love the ‘lil boy in the glasses! Also, this is my favorite White Stripes song. Very heartwarming! www.d-pan.org White Stripes “We’re Going To Be Friends” www.thirdmanrecords.com Produced by D-PAN, the Deaf Professional Arts Network American Sign […]

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A Closer Look at Jack White’s Third Man Records (Photos of Orlando Calling, Commentary, and Recommendations)

Jack White III grew up in Southwest Detroit as one of ten children. He flirted with the idea of life careers in priesthood and upholstery, but instead became the frontman for The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. He has also created the most innovative record label that is doing great things for […]


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Check out The American Secrets from Detroit at Orlando Calling 11/12/11 (Photos)

Daniel Zott – Guitar and Vocals Danny Rossi – Drums Bryon Rossi – Bass Mike Mulliniks – Guitars Steve Saputo – Keyboards and Vocals http://www.theamericansecrets.com http://www.myspace.com/theamericansecrets The American Secrets is made up of 5 guys from other Detroit bands who love playing music together. After becoming the official band of www.freecreditscore.com, they have found themselves […]

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Kid Rock Goes All Out for Orlando Calling Festival 11/13/11(Photos & Review)

http://kidrock.com/ http://twitter.com/kidrock The taxi drivers of Orlando informed us that Kid Rock rented out the famous Florida strip joint “The Dollhouse” for some pre-performance debauchery the night he got into town. While this is purely speculation, let’s hope he squeezed in some deserved downtime in Orlando because his spectacular Sunday performance called for it. For […]

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Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas Play at Orlando Calling Festival 11/12/11 (Photos)

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas traveled from Detroit to play at the Orlando Calling festival last weekend. The group put on a vibrant performance that generated a lot of positive buzz throughout the festival. Local Detroiters can find the group performing at various venues around the city. One of the best places to see them […]


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Hallowicked at the Fillmore in Detroit with Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, & Blaze (Photos & Review)

Every Halloween Juggalos and Juggalettes take over the streets of Detroit. This year’s Hallowicked was bigger and better than ever. ICP, Twiztid, and Blaze all performed as headliners, and Big Hutch opened. Painstaking care was taken with the stage setup and lighting. Each lightbulb on the giant ICP sign had to be screwed in individually. […]

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The Raconteurs at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans (Photos, Setlist & Concert Review)

Members: Jack White, Jack Lawrence,Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler http://theraconteursfans.com http://www.theraconteurs.com Voodoo Fest was wise to have The Raconteurs close out the main stage, because their performance was the best of the weekend. During the show, Jack White remarked that he had been in Detroit the day before and that his hometown, New Orleans, and Memphis all had […]

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Every Avenue @ St. Andrew’s 10/23/11 (Photos and Review)

David Ryan Strauchman – Vocals, Piano Joshua Withenshaw – Guitar, Backup Vocals Jimmie Deeghan- Guitar, Backup Vocals Matt Black – Bass, Backup Vocals Dennis Wilson – Drums Hometown-Marysville, MI! Michigan band Every Avenue is a musically strong group that produces contagious songs. Sunday night in Detroit the band meshed well together and performed with a zest […]


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Mustard Plug, Obi Fernandez, Green Room Rockers, The Pinstripes, Gunday Monday, and Something to Do @ Blind Pig 10/15/11 (Photos and Review)

Review by Mitch Photos by Alexis If you weren’t at The Blind Pig this past Saturday, the 15th, you missed out. It was a show filled with Ska, Soul, Reggae and Punk music seamlessly transitioning through out the night. Headlining was Mustard Plug, celebrating their 20th year together. Something to Do Gunday Monday The Pinstripes Green […]

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Josh Gracin Rocks the Crowd at Camp Casey Fest in Ferndale, MI 10/15/11(Photos)

Josh Gracin, Michigan’s own “American Idol,” put on quite a show in support of Camp Casey in downtown Ferndale. Camp Casey, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003, offers three unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs are overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse […]

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Beavis and Butthead “It’s So Cold in the D” (Video)

How did Beavis and Butthead ever come across one of the best videos to have ever come out of Detroit? hehe.


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