Items tagged with "Detroit"

360 Degrees of Hip-Hop

February 21, 2019 by

Hip-hop is my generation’s rock & roll. So, after a 15-year hiatus, I’ve made it a point to get back into this culture-defining music. I’ve always been a lover of classic hip-hop and a casual spectator of current pop-rap, but it had been a long time since I listened seriously to America’s favorite genre. I wanted […]

DUENDE! with David J — Oracle of the Horizontal

December 1, 2018 by

Oracle of the Horizontal by DUENDE! with David J Glass Modern Records catalog#: GLAMCD005 So David J was in town. Turns out the legendary bassist for Bauhaus, and later Love & Rockets, has a thing for Theater Bizarre and was in Detroit working with the Orchestra on a project. Jeff Howitt of local prog/psych/garage rock ‘n’ […]

Brian Setzer Orchestra — Still Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree

November 24, 2018 by

Brian Setzer Orchestra Fox Theater Detroit, Michigan 18 November 2018 Brian Setzer, the high priest of rockabilly, is once again out there with his Orchestra getting fans rocked up for the holiday season. This is his 15th annual Christmas tour, and at 59 he doesn’t show any signs of taking his foot off the gas […]

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour — Oakland, CA

October 4, 2018 by

David Byrne: American Utopia The Fox Oakland 16 August 2018 Oakland, California Music always surrounded me in my home. Growing up in Detroit in the 70s and 80s, I was lucky enough to have parents (especially my Dad) that made an abundance of music part of our daily life.  With hundreds of albums at my disposal, […]

Best Bass Lines Bracket

March 25, 2018 by

Like I always say, rock and roll is all about bass and kick drum. While the kick delivers that thump to your chest, the bass outlines the chord structure, defines the groove and often adds melodic counterpoint. But quite beyond music theory, a great bass line totally kicks ass! There are so many great bass […]

Jack White’s Got a Brand New Bag

March 20, 2017 by

Detroit’s favorite ex-patriate son, Jack White, has added a full-scale vinyl press facility to his Third Man Records operation on Canfield Street in the Cass Corridor district of Detroit. My good friend Leo and I were on hand to check out the grand opening of the presses on 25 February 2017. Just a couple of […]

Detroit Booze Rock

July 20, 2016 by

I’m a child of the 70s from Detroit, so drinking Stroh’s and getting down with good-time rock-and-roll on the FM radio were rights of passage for me and my crew. Guitar, bass and drums is what it was all about – the kick drum thumped us in the solar plexus and the bass guitar rattled our […]