Battles begins each song like mad scientists, with the guitarist and keyboardist playing riffs, which are later layered into the song. As more and more tunes are looped in, a rich noise erupts that is equal parts chaos and melodic. Changing time signatures and the pulsing, frantic throws of former Helmet drummer John Stanier whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
You could call 2010 the “season of almost” for the Lions. They almost won their season opener with a late jump-ahead touch down (they lost after Calvin Johnson through the ball down in celebration and the catch was ruled incomplete on a technicality). They almost upset a very competitive, if a bit weary Jets team (this mess deserves its own paragraph below). They almost were 4-4.
You don’t have to travel to Manhattan to catch a whiff of some delicious baking. Whether you’re in the mood for a Greektown Olive Loaf or a Chocolate Brioche, your trip to Detroit’s Avalon Bakery comes with a virtual guarantee you’ll find something tasty.
We review the two hottest indie rock releases of the summer — Stars’ The Five Ghosts and The Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs and deem how they stack up to each other and the bands’ past work.
Not sure if the Detroit Lions are worth watching this year? We’d argue they are. Here’s our top 10 reasons why!
While it’s great to be in the “D”, Detroit’s D+ health rating demands another big “D” — diet.
Grown in the city — and now sold in the city. It certainly seems fitting. Next time you’re traveling up Woodward, skip the McDonalds and stop in for an organic or locally grown snack at Kim’s Produce. Featuring local produce and organics galore, the store is a shining example of the intractable spirit of the city. As they might say –when the going gets tough; the tough get growing.
Kid Cudi pairs with Dan Black of Planet Funk on Symphonies, I’m From Barcelona redefines chamber pop, Peter Wolf channels his inner Bowie in “Hard Times” and more.
Summer, like New Years, is often a time of ambitious resolutions and lackluster followthrough. However, it’s not too late to make this summer a great one and accomplish something! Here’s three great activities to check out in the Detroit area, which will reward your time and effort!
We bring you another week of great music. From indie dance giants Foals to the bewitching melodies of Bat for Lashes to the pop songcraft of Taio Cruz, we offer you up a steaming hot fresh plate of music. Hope you enjoy it!