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Blowout is Back!new

The biggest local rock fest in the known universe, Metro Times' Blowout Festival, returns for a 15th glorious time. Honorary Detroiter (and rock legend) Kim Fowley, the Dirtbombs, rising rapper Danny Brown and myriad bands the rest of the world should know about rock 13 venues over four nights.
Metro Times  |  Metro Times Staff  |  03-06-2012  |  Music

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

Time Warpednew

Thee Oh Sees drop in, tune out and turn on
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  11-28-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

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

The Dirtbombs Surround Us with Sirensnew

There's no better music to both amplify and appease our worries of self-annihilation than guitars that ring like air raid sirens; a double-bass, two-drum front that rolls like an army tank; and a singer who cackles wildly as he stomps through civilization's ashes.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  05-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Reis Drops His Other Efforts to March to One Drumnew

Indeed, See You in Magic, the Night Marchers' debut (co-released by Vagrant Records and Reis's own imprint, Swami), pulls together many of the styles that he's touched upon over the years: punk, early rock, superpowered R&B and more.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  05-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Is Monotonix the Best Live Band?new

Though a studio recording, Monotonix's Drag City debut EP Body Language is best appreciated as a memento of the delirious tumult this band puts on live.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  04-29-2008  |  Reviews

John Reis Sinks His Teeth into The Night Marchersnew

If you live in San Diego and listen to rock music, chances are you've heard of Reis' endeavors: Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, The Sultans, Hot Snakes and Pitchfork are familiar to any self-respecting local music fan.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  04-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Reatard Rules!new

Jay Reatard has this world-weary, unimpressed demeanour that likely stems from his decade-plus in underground scenes.
NOW Magazine  |  Jason Keller  |  04-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Jay Reatard Attempts to Curb His Wunderkind Workaholismnew

Reatard is set to release six 7-inch singles with Matador this year, which will be compiled on an EP in the fall.
New York Press  |  Chris Ruen  |  04-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Black Keys Expand Its Sound -- Slightynew

Attack & Release, the Keys' fifth album, may be a reaction to those accusations of repetitiveness; it's a small step out of their little room and into something larger.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Stephen Deusner  |  04-11-2008  |  Reviews

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