July 22, 2018

Music


Gorillaz Tour to Hit Toronto and Chicago

Modern Rock
By Kristi Kates | July 21, 2018

Gorillaz’ much-anticipated brand new album, The Now Now, just hit stores a couple of weeks ago, and the band is already racking up the tickets sales from fans clamoring to hear tracks both old and new. Led by frontman Damon Albarn (also singer of Brit rock band Blur) and animated “bandmates” 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel, the outfit is currently supporting the new set with a short tour of North America before ... Read More >>


Djawadi - Westworld: Season 2 Music From the HBO Series – WaterTower

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By Kristi Kates | July 21, 2018

Season two of Westworld has arrived, and along with it Djawadi’s approach of combining original compositions with player-piano-festooned-saloon covers of alternative, hip-hop, and pop tracks. The drawling piano chords serve as a link between the futuristic world and the vintage space that Westworld occupies, from the spooky cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway” (played over a real-world flashback) to a spurs-worthy take on The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” It may not be ... Read More >>


McCartney Stops at Egypt Station

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By Kristi Kates | July 14, 2018

The Beatle is back — Paul McCartney is returning with a brand new studio album, Egypt Station. He said its concept is illustrated through the album itself, which starts on one song (station) and then stops at each subsequent song to follow. The main “Egypt Station” is a “dream location” where all the tunes start from. The album was recorded in a trio of actual locations — London, Sussex, and Los Angeles ... Read More >>


Michigan’s Jeremy Kittel to Return to Manitou

By Ross Boissoneau | July 14, 2018

Fresh off a performance at Blissfest, violinist and fiddler Jeremy Kittel is returning to one of his favorite places to play: the Manitou Music Festival. “I’m excited for both,” he said from the road, prior to this past weekend’s annual celebration of folk and roots music at Blissfest. “I have a lot of fond memories of Blissfest, playing with various groups.” The same is true of the Manitou Music Festival in tiny ... Read More >>


The Orb – No Sounds Are Out of Bounds – Cooking Vinyl

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By Kristi Kates | July 14, 2018

The English ambient/EDM pair are back for album No. 15, and for this one seem to have decided to throw a collaborative party, considering that Roger Eno, Andy Cain, Youth, Jah Wobble, Roney FM, Guy Pratt, Gaudi, Brother Culture, and more (whew!) show up to throw vocals into the ring. Emma Gillespie kicks things off with the synth-’70s vibe of “The End of the End,” with Eno’s contributions to “Ununited States” surfacing ... Read More >>


Bon Iver, National, Staples, Headlining Mo Pop

Moder Rock
By Kristi Kates | July 7, 2018

The Mo Pop Music Festival is heading back to Detroit, specifically to West Riverfront Park for this year’s outing (July 28–29), where they’ll be cranking out the jams right across the river from Canada. In a festival setting full of a wide variety of food and beverages — plus free arcade games — you’ll be able to catch standout live sets from the likes of Bon Iver (pictured), Portugal. The Man, Vince ... Read More >>


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By Kristi Kates | July 7, 2018

The Record Company – All of This Life - ConcordWhat do you do after releasing a Grammy-nominated debut album? You go seek out a top-notch mixer and try to top your last collection of tunes, of course — and that’s exactly what TRC did on this sophomore set. Digging further into its bluesy, rootsy rock sound, the band leans on Fleetwood Mac/Imagine Dragons mixmaster Mark Needham to present a set of tracks ... Read More >>


Alpenfest Music Amps up the Alpenstrasse!

By Kristi Kates | July 7, 2018

Gaylord’s Alpenfest is rich in tradition — and it’s also poppin’ with music — and not just the kind made by an alphorn. Each year, the summer festival offers up a diverse slate of live performers, with 2018’s roster spanning everything from the crooners and classics to country-pop. Here’s what you can look forward to when the fest hits the Alpine Village July 10—14 for its 54th outing. We Are Messengers with ... Read More >>


Beastie Boys Get Bookish

Modern Rock
By Kristi Kates | June 30, 2018

The Beastie Boys are the subject of a new print memoir that will finally hit stores this fall, after much anticipation from their fans and much effort from Mike D and Ad Rock, who have been working on the book since 2013. The tome tells readers all about the growth of the trio (third Beastie Boy MCA passed away in 2012) in their own words and contributions from the likes of Spike ... Read More >>


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By Kristi Kates | June 30, 2018

  Dawes – Passwords – HUB Records On its sixth album, Dawes stretch out a bit, pulling song topics from internal matters to those about relationships and communities, which makes the overall record more widely appealing than previous efforts. A pensive mix of piano and steel guitar anchor first ballad “Crack the Case.” The band does a complete audio about-face with second single, the garage-pop “Living in the Future,” but both coexist ... Read More >>

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