The Steve Barman Show

December 15, 2010

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In 2008 a small group of friends gathered around a couch in a Royal Oak basement to film eight episodes of The Steve Barman Show. In the DIY talk show’s infantile stage the focus was primarily on music, the graphics were collages of public domain video footage and the questions were merely intended to solicit […]

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The Bellyache Candy Shoppe

December 8, 2010

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The Bellyache Candy Shoppe opened in 2004 specializing in vintage confectionaries. In 2006, Scotty Hagen’s longtime love of music and Michelle Moore’s industry connections resulted in their debut candy-themed compilation CD Sweet Sounds of Detroit vol.1 featuring Outrageous Cherry, The Sirens, SSM and more. Bellyache’s focus has since shifted, and the pair now celebrates an […]

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John K. King Books

December 1, 2010

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In 1965, “it just started with a few books,” says John K. King, whose name wraps around a four-story former glove factory, a cluttered complex of corridors on W. Lafayette in Detroit. “I respected the written word and it sort of developed into this project, and the project developed into a vocation.” King’s million-plus collection […]

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Solid Dudes Kitchen

November 24, 2010

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As rhythm section of Detroit experimental post-hardcore trio Heads Will Roll, Dave Graw and Derek Swanson found themselves adrift in 2007 when singer/guitarist Jeff Tuttle was recruited by The Dillinger Escape Plan to make a living by touring the world. “We were of the age where the idea of trying to start over with a […]

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Frustrations

November 17, 2010

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A pocket of authentic, angsty and abrasive adolescent Detroit punk circulates around Scott Dunkerley’s X! Records, which has been releasing records and seven-inches from bands like Tyvek, Fontana, Terrible Twos and Druid Perfume since 2003. Noisy and defiant psychedelia-infused vintage-punk trio Frustrations (Colin Simon on guitar/vocals, Dunkerley on drums/vocals and Sean Dufty on bass) are […]

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Darling Imperial

November 10, 2010

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Darling Imperial has seen several inceptions over the course of its young suburban life. In 2008 core duo George Jacobsen (guitar, vocals) and Sarah Sadovsky (vocals, tambourine) took on long-time friends Chris Vieau (guitar) and Carl Yute (bass) for a Hamtramck Blowout performance and shortly after acquired Adam Hayes (drums) after a fateful show at […]

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Larry Larson

November 3, 2010

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As a musician, painter, teacher, sculptor, animator, director and published poet, Larry Larson carries a to-do list that stretches to 2012. For sixteen years Larson has been performing weekly at Detroit’s Gaelic League and has established a close relationship with its patrons. “These people are like family members.” he says. “I’m there for the weddings, […]

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