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AJ’s Music Cafe

September 29, 2010

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Ferndale mayor Craig Covey recently described AJ’s Music Cafe (240 W. Nine Mile) as the “epicenter” of Michigan’s grass-roots progressive movement, and although portraits of FDR and Barack Obama adorn its walls, owner AJ O’Neil doesn’t necessarily adhere to the Democratic agenda. He considers his cafe to simply be a “sounding board” for the community. […]

Cuidado! Hype Agency

September 22, 2010

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Regardless of talent or inventiveness, local bands often find themselves adrift for years, floating along on a boatload of ideas that never seem to find their ways to realization. The upcoming show schedule always looks great in print, yet disappointments recur and are not-quite-offset by infrequent, typically lusterless bits of good fortune. It makes sense […]

Brooksfield Gentleman’s Club

September 15, 2010

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Nestled in the depths of Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center is Brooksfield Gentleman’s Club, a recording studio run by longtime friends and musical collaborators Jonathan Weier and Adam Cox. The two grew up together in Shelby Township, relocated to the Art Institute of Seattle to study audio engineering and later returned to Michigan, along the way […]

Carl Lundgren

September 8, 2010

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One of the classic traditions following alongside the annual Dally in the Alley street fair is its poster, as each year a different local artist is commissioned to draw it up. This year’s was created by classic Detroit rock poster and fantasy artist Carl Lundgren. “It’s a great honor,” he says, to be next in […]

Windy & Carl / Stormy Records

September 1, 2010

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In the 21 years since Carl Hultgren first met Windy Weber while she worked at Southland Mall’s Record Town, more than twenty self-produced releases have been attributed to the ambient/space-rock duo Windy & Carl (a handful via Chicago’s experimental label Kranky). Since 1999, the married couple has maintained a home for their shared love of […]