Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to send back catalog material too. Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, City Slang, Metro Times, 733, St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to email@example.com.
Local rap veteran Dogmatic put out Living Proof, his new album, on his old friend Proof’s birthday and that’s entirely fitting because the two worked together in the awesome Promatic project before Proof’s tragic and untimely death. He would surely be proud of his pal though, as Living Proof is a very special hip-hop record. Sharp, angry and smart, every tune hits the mark.
Alien Inquisition’s The Virgin might have been released in 2010, but who are we to deny a review when it lands so pleasantly in our box. In fact, ‘pleasant’ isn’t the right word at all. These guys offer nightmarish psychedelic garage rock that really gets under your skin and makes you feel like there are ants deep in there. It’s gloriously nasty stuff. Love it.
Five Horse Johnson’s latest effort, The Taking of Black Heart (Small Stone) is a fantastic record. This band lays down heavy blues rock with a swagger and a sledgehammer, simultaneously sounding sexy and pissed. The musicianship is exquisite, and the tunes are superb.Follow @City_Slang
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.