Kid Pullen – ‘Shine From My Casket’, And ‘Can’t Help’

This may be the first time we’ve heard a rapper rhyme about fast cars and fly jewellery and NOT be bragging on it.

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No Alarms Talk About Bigger And Better Things And New Single, ‘Marble Bars’

Speaking to Malvika Padin, alt-pop collective No Alarms discuss the most memorable moments in their career, the message behind latest single ‘Marble Bars’ and what song titles best describe their lives.

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KRAMER VS KRAMER – MC5 Mainman Is His Own Worst Critic In Brutally Honest 50th Anniversary Memoir

Few could claim to have lived a life less ordinary than the MC5’s Wayne Kramer.

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RYN SCOTT – ‘Let It Go’

RYN SCOTT, in his latest single, ‘Let It Go’, addresses something we’ve all experienced – not being able to escape from responsibility, because we all carry around mobile phones with us all day. SCOTT says, “I miss landlines” – and it’s true, there’s no reprieve. He urges us to step back from the technological brink; to remember to breathe; and concentrate on what in our lives is truly important.

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Stewe – ‘See You Later’

Stewe started in music at the age of 16, one of the youngest talents to rise up from his native Detroit. He’s more than just music however: he’s starred in the Detroit-based film, ‘Corner Store’, and ‘Buffed Up: The Movie’ – basically he is able to excel at everything he puts his mind to.

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UP ON THE STAND – MC50 Kick Out The Jams At The Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Anniversary tours are always tricky, especially for a band with the cachet of the MC5.
Reputations can be destroyed, legacies tarnished and there’s always the risk of being accused of “selling out”. Wayne Kramer has faced such a backlash before having previously reformed the band for a one-off show in 2003 with two surviving members as part of a Levi’s ad campaign.

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Jimmy D. Scott – ‘Shakey Ground’

Jimmy D Scott certainly loves Detroit so much so that locals say that’s what the D stands for in his name. But it goes both ways, and Detroit loves Jimmy as well.

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RAMA LAMA – Wayne Kramer’s Proto-Punk Legends MC5 Head To Europe For 50th Anniversary Shows

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is heading to the UK in November on the latest leg of his Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour. The…

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Brooklyn Queen – ‘Feeling So Wavy’

Brooklyn Queen – from Detroit, not Brooklyn – is a 12 year old who knows what she wants in life.

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No Alarms – ‘Amateur Telephony’

Indie pop band No Alarms are the perfect example of how much drive and dedication pays off when making music. The band was founded by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Boles, and the five piece band, based in Detroit, recently released their debut self-titled EP, with ‘Amateur Telephony’ the second single lifted from it.

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Brandon Bonine – ‘Only With You’

Learning from jazz greats and inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon Bonine starting writing his own songs at the age of 13, and has now developed a style of songs which are pulsing, melodic, and with an attention to reflective lyrics that are based on life experience. His track ‘Only With You’, was released on March 26, along with a bright and beautiful video.

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EMINEM HOSTS MOM’S SPAGHETTI POP-UP SHOP IN DETROIT

To celebrate today’s release of his ninth album, ‘Revival’, Eminem is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend in Detroit. Along with exclusive ‘Revival’ merchandise, Mom’s Spaghetti offers menu items inspired by Eminem’s starring role in ‘8 Mile’.

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Brooklyn Queen – ‘Emoji’

Although her name might suggest she’s from New York, Brooklyn Queen is actually from Detroit, and was named in honour of Biggie, by her mother, Detroit rapper, Nailnotirious Kim.

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Ivan Keith ft. Dre Butterz – ‘Get It Together’

Louisiana-born rapper Ivan Keith inspires with his lyrics delivered in a current of infectious rhythm. Written after a near-death experience, Ivan’s track, ‘Get It Together’, which features producer/songwriter Dre Butterz, is a call to responsibility to the youth of today.

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ATMIG – ‘Trip’

ATMIG, from the metro area of Detroit, take their name from a Talking Heads song, ‘Once In a Lifetime’ – an acronym of “After The Money Is Gone”. It’s a pretty safe bet then to guess that their music is pretty quirky and definitely worth listening to – as their new track, ‘Trip’ confirms.

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Que 9 Is Always There For ‘FaceTime’ With New Single

13 year old emcee Que 9 – real name Quarrion Phillips – is doing what most young people his age would only ever dream about. From Detroit, the young singer’s new release, ‘FaceTime’ is a fine example of his extraordinary talent.

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