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PLAYING DETROIT: Baby Spice Haunts Deadbeat Beat in New Video

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, playing Detroit, Recent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Back in 1996, five women with idiosyncratically branded personalities took the world by storm as the Spice Girls, and their demands were simple: "I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really [...]

NEWS ROUNDUP: What’s Up With Spotify + Soundcloud? & More

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Are There Really Fake Artists On Spotify? This mystery began when Music Business Weekly reported that a number of artists only seemed to exist on Spotify playlists - mostly the generic, mood-based ones like “Chill,” [...]

INTERVIEW + PREMIERE: Pine Barons Talk “Chamber Choir”

By | July 14th, 2017|Categories: EXCLUSIVE, FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|Tags: , , , , |

There’s a kind of yearning nostalgia in the songs of the Pine Barons, an earnestness that never feels forced even though it competes with an eclectic array of elements and influences. The Philadelphia-based band has a [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Thunderbirds Are Now! End 10-Year Hiatus with Trump Protest Anthem

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, playing Detroit, Recent|Tags: , , , |

Pioneers of Detroit's early 2000's caffeinated punk movement, Thunderbirds Are Now! shake off unofficial retirement to rework an old track for the new regime. "Outsiders" finds our riotous foursome angrier than usual and not at [...]


By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Playing Bloomington|Tags: , , , , |

This Saturday I drove to Indianapolis to attend the second annual Gluestick 2017, Indianapolis’s zine and small publishing festival. Held at the historic Irving Theater, Gluestick featured zines, comics, prints, and limited circulation books from [...]

MORNING AFTER: Ricotta French Toast with Def.GRLS

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: EXCLUSIVE, FEATURES, Interviews, Morning After|Tags: , |

"I can’t really talk, I’m having brunch with..." I play with my platinum blonde wig and tug the string of my leopard print bikini top while addressing the poor Fios representative at my door. "...clients right [...]