Weekend Hit List


weekend hit list 8.24.12

Friday 24th

  • The Gipsy Kings

    The world music explosion of the 1980s — the term wasn’t even much used before — may have opened American ears for all manner of sounds from abroad, but it also made an opening for a handful of... [READ MORE]

  • Kathy Kosins

    You ought to have a sense of your own cool to tackle a tribute — “a love letter” — to cool chanteuses Anita O’Day, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London and their 1950s-1960s heyday.... [READ MORE]

  • Public Sex

    Trenton oi-punks Public Sex (gotta love that name — maybe they could play on a bill with the aforementioned Pity Sex) look like they would just as soon kick you in the face and stamp on your head as... [READ MORE]

  • Sun Ra Tribute

    John Coltrane admitted to being influenced by his tenor saxman. Norman Mailer said his music cured the common cold. The MC5 shared stages with him. George Clinton said they ate at the same diner (a joint... [READ MORE]

  • Matt Ulery Octet

    Bassist-bandleader-composer Matt Ulery works at a place where classical impressionism, minimalism, folk, folk rock, jazz and ... but why go on? Getting the ingredient list right still won't describe... [READ MORE]

  • Will Sessions/Passalacqua/The High Strung

    One of the funkiest bands in Detroit right now is eight-piece funk and jazz outfit Will Sessions. After forming in 2007 around a nucleus of guys who studied music together at Wayne State University,... [READ MORE]

  • Red Bull House of Art Detroit

    The recently opened Red Bull House of Art is hosting its second art show in a newly renovated space in the E&B Brewery Lofts in Detroit's Eastern Market district. The gallery and work space is... [READ MORE]


Saturday 25th

  • Paxahau 14 with Claude VonStroke

    The folks who rescued the Detroit Electronic Music Festival by turning it into Movement, celebrate 14 years in the music-presenting biz. And like bus drivers on a holiday — riding buses wherever they... [READ MORE]

  • Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine

    Former Dead Kennedy's man (and, therefore punk rock icon) Jello Biafra has never been one to keep his thoughts to himself, so he is probably saying something incredibly intelligent through the medium... [READ MORE]


Sunday 26th

  • Mack & Third LIVE: A Call to Service

    Kem may be famous for singing about the kind of love that ends up one-on-one between the sheets, but he keeps proving that he's serious about the kind of love for all that's professed before thousands... [READ MORE]

  • Kenny Tudrick

    Brian Smith's excellent recent cover story revealed Kenny Tudrick to be delicate and flawed yet supremely talented, describing his latest solo work as "lovely lilting songs that command and whisper... [READ MORE]



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