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PLAYING DETROIT: The Dropout Releases Self-Love Anthem in Time for V-Day

For anyone feeling pangs of loneliness on Valentine's Day, Detroit electro-pop saxophonist The Dropout (otherwise known as Andrew Ficker) has gifted us with a timely video release for his new single “Old Parts, New Beginning.” [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PLAYING DETROIT: Anna Burch Releases Debut LP “Quit the Curse”

photo by Ebru Yildiz Combine brutal self-awareness, melancholic love affairs, and a natural pop sensibility and you will arrive at Quit the Curse, Anna Burch’s debut album. The Detroit singer-songwriter has spent years [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Tunde Olaniran Goes to Bat for Sleigh Bells at El Club

Photo Credit: Rachelle Baker Last night, Sleigh Bells brought their dark electro-pop to a packed El Club for a fiery performance that had everybody in the audience sweating, despite the frigid Detroit winter. [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Bonny Doon Teases Sophomore Album with New Single “I Am Here (I Am Alive)”

photo credit: Chloe Sells This week, Bonny Doon — the Detroit alt-folk group made up of Bill Lennox, Bobby Colombo, Joshua Brooks and Jack Kmiecik — released a single from Longwave, the follow-up to [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PLAYING DETROIT: Wet+Paint Praise Diverse Crew on”Neapolitan”

With all of the thought-provoking, politically heavy music being released in the last year, it’s nice to come across a track once in a while that makes you forget about it all. Detroit-based DIY hip-hop [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PLAYING DETROIT: Jonathan Franco Gets Inventive on Debut LP

photo courtesy Jonathan Franco Finally, someone has been able to put what it feels like to be a 20-something into words and music without sounding devastatingly hopeless. That person is Detroit songwriter, poet, [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments