Posts under Tag: chic
CD Review: Hinterland- Pan Pan Medico

Moody, New Wave-Flavored Dreampop At Its BestBand/Singer: HinterlandAlbum Title: Pan Pan MedicoRelease Date: 2/19/2008 (on Submerged Records)Genre: Pop/Indie/New WaveRating:  ****  out of 5 starsRunning Time: 49:52 (All pictures courtesy of Hinterland and Submerged Records)

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Honest Tea – A Beverage For Real People

    Ever just get sick of that sugar crash in-between drinking your beverages?  Well a sincere solution has finally come – Honest Tea! This company offers a variety of low calorie, Organic, Kosher, Fair Trade beverages that work to improve the world in an Honest way.  And they taste really good!   (All Pictures Courtesy of Honest Tea) 

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Gallery Review: Cranbrook Scholarship Show @ The Detroit Artists’ Market

An exciting new show opened this weekend at the Detroit Artists' Market.  The show, which runs from Feb. 29, 2008 to April 5, 2008, showcases the talent of some of Detroit's hottest young artists studying at the Cranbrook Art School.  The show is for a good cause — to give these artists the exposure they need and scholarship money.  Check out [...]

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Film Review: Persepolis

    Persepolis is a great accomplishment in filmmaking that truly showcases the power of animation. What could have been a serious drama about growing up in war-torn Iran, if portrayed in real action, instead becomes a delightful and comedic coming-of-age story told through the eyes of an exuberant animated character name Marjane. This film is nominated for an Academy Award [...]

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Movie Review: There Will Be Blood

Release Date: 12/26/2007 Rated: R  Running Time: 158 min.Detroit Chic Rating: ***** out of 5 There Will Be Blood, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and based on the Upton Sinclair novel 'Oil!', is one of the most enjoyable character driven films to come out in a some time. It is somewhat noticeable, if you're a movie fanatic, that [...]

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Detroit’s Worst Kept Secret and Biggest Blunder: The 8 Mile Wall

    This brick wall has more social and racial connotations then just existing as a divider. The 8 Mile Wall north of Detroit stands as a lasting reminder of the barriers of past prejudices in the metro landscape.  And yet no one seems to be in a rush to take it down…      

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CD Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg- 5:55

A Light, Fluffy, But Solid AlbumBand/Singer: Charlotte Gainsbourg (feat. Air)Album Title: 5:55Release Date: 4/18/2007 (in America, via Vice)Native Release Date: 9/15/2006Genre: French PopRating:  **** 1/2  out of 5 stars

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Streetlight Manifesto- Somewhere in the between

 Band: Streetlight ManifestoAlbum Title: Somewhere In the BetweenRelease Date: November 13, 2007Grade: Must have!    

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Summer Music Festival Preview

As we reach the depressing apex of winter, many of our minds drift past the frost and frigidity and into dreams of months that don't end in "-uary". And no summer fantasy of mine is complete without the imaginative leaps to my annual trip to Bonnaroo music and arts festival in Tennessee. Music festivals are becoming more and more prevalent [...]

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The Death Of A Record Store: Record Time of Ferndale To Close

If you haven't been living in a cave the last few months (don't feel bad if you have, caves are cool!), you probably heard the sad news that one of the great metro-Detroit culture landmarks, Record Time of Ferndale is closing.  The store is one of the few remaining places to buy real vinyl records, and also features a great [...]

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