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Pay As You Choose: Why the eclectic Beehive label mattersnew

Since its founding in 2007 by Steve Nawara, Beehive has digitally released a consistent — and consistently eclectic — selection of sounds, a bona fide representation of Detroit’s fertile music scene, from funk to noisy-electro, country and folk to space rock. And it’s all available for download on a pay-as-you-choose basis.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  12-02-2011  |  Music

Quack! Media Plans on Complete Musical Success in This New Recession Economynew

In an era when the bloated infrastructure of the music industry as we have known it for the last 50 years is imploding, it's refreshing to see a back-to-basics approach succeed, as in the case of the Ann Arbor multimedia company.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  11-17-2009  |  Music

Garage Greats The Gories Returnnew

The unskilled Detroit band helped alter the course of rock 'n' roll ... by accident. So why did they disband too soon?
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  06-30-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

An Author With a Major New Novel Rises Quietly From the Workaday Motor Citynew

Michael Zadoorian is a writer who has a true love of his hometown (as you'll read) and the kind of 24-7, "why not?" work ethic that has defined Detroit artists from Berry Gordy to Elmore Leonard, Glenn Barr to Eminem.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  02-24-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Bill Frisell Still Views Music as Humanity's Common Groundnew

What connects his eclecticism? Restlessness perhaps. But it's all part of Frisell's ongoing investigation of music as a way to obliterate boundaries.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  06-24-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Vampire Weekend Rock Multi-Ethnicallynew

But please don't mention Paul Simon!
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  12-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bring On the Heatnew

The Budos Band gives up a funky forecast for 2007.
Metro Times  |  Chris Handyside  |  12-27-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

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