It should come as no surprise that the Metro Times had a presence at the Hamtramck Music Festival on Thursday night. This is significant event, perhaps the most significant music event in March. We’re delighted that it’s happening, delighted that March has a festival to celebrate the end of hibernation, and delighted that the first night, at Small’s, went off without a hitch. In fact, we managed to navigate our way around the place without being spat on once (to our knowledge), and with no insults aimed in our direction. Result. The music was entertaining. Pupils has former Marco Polio & the New Vaccine man Steve Puwalski in its ranks, and he’s pretty much picked up where he’s left off, performance-wise. Musically, the electronic noises have been replaced by a full band, including a violist who makes some truly beautiful, terrifying noises. Puwalski claimed that the band wrote the songs a week before the show. It’s probably true too – the man is a non-conformist machine. Kickstand Band played next, a band that has sounded great on record for a while. The live performances are catching up. They still look a little stunned, like they’re surprised to be up there […]
Detroit made a list of America’s Top 15 Apartment Boom Towns, according to a study by SpareFoot. SpareFoot used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, factoring in total apartments per person population growth, housing affordability, per-capita income and more. Here’s the full list: San Jose, CA Austin, TX Houston, TX Grand Rapids, MI Nashville, TN Dayton, OH Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Oklahoma City, OK Seattle, WA Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN San Antonio, TX Des Moines, IA Detroit, MI Detroit is one of the cheapest places to rent in the country, considering its size — it’s the eighth lowest out of the top 100 cities by population, according to Crain’s.
Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Alfredsson showed some serious spirit this week when he took a stick to the face that knocked out several teeth, then nonchalantly picked them up off the ice and returned to play in the third period.
Boy, does Attorney General Bill Schuette need a timeout, or what? In case you’ve been asleep since last week, first, good afternoon! Schuette and his team have been defending Michigan’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the trial of DeBoer v Snyder for days. Two lesbian nurses, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, are seeking to overturn the marriage ban. So far, things haven’t gone well for poor Bill. Let’s recap the state’s unraveled defense. On Monday, the state flew in Mark Regnerus, a University of Texas sociologist, who, Slate points out, is a giant dick. He conducted a study in 2012 that says children of same-sex marriages face more disadvantages than kids raised by a male and female. Regnerus’ testimony Monday upheld the notion that, yeah, he’s a dickhead. From the Freep: “The science in this domain is new … it is very new. And intellectually, it’s frustrating to see social science close off a debate by saying this is settled,” said Regnerus, who urged Michigan to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage. “The most prudent thing to do is wait … before making a radical move on marriage.” Right! It must be frustrating for the guy whose survey boosted a religious […]
They grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s hard to believe, but the 313 turns 313 this summer. To celebrate this numerical coincidence, Pure Detroit is teaming up with the Detroit Medical Center to celebrate 3.13 Day (March 13, duh). Starting at midnight on Thursday, March 13, all babies born at DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital and Sinai-Grace Hospital will get a totally rad “Born in the 313″ onesie from Pure Detroit. New mother’s will also get $100 in diapers and other baby supplies.
The active members of British rock giants Queen will perform at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, July 12, with pop singer Adam Lambert again filling the vocals spot. Tickets go on sale March 15, and they are priced $35-$85. “Let’s ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band.” So how do you feel about this? This writer saw a Queen fronted by Paul Rodgers of Free/Bad Company a few years ago, and it felt cool because Rodgers wasn’t trying to ape Freddie Mercury at all. Lambert seems to be a popular choice in some quarters because he performs like a mini-Freddie. So what I see as a flaw, many see as a benefit. Send us your thoughts. Follow @City_Slang
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Beer, beer, beer — Of course, we're naturally looking forward to the Fourth Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival in Eastern Market next week. But did you know that the two-day beer bust is the culmination of Detroit Beer Week? Starting Oct. 18, there is a full
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Pizza is a bona fide American classic. This week and next we'll give you some prime places to slice into.
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