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BRING THAT BEAT BACK: AT THE DETROIT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2001

The sign outside the festival makes it seem so simple: DETROIT TECHNO. Inside the first tent, an ecstatic club kid flails about as a wall-projected corporate logo swirls behind him and the DJ’s vibe emanates from the hatchbacks of two loc’d out economy cars. As the beats crescendo, smoke fills the tent, making it difficult … Continue reading BRING THAT BEAT BACK: AT THE DETROIT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2001

I-Rock, you rock, we all rock in Detroit Rock City

I-Rock, you rock, we all rock in Detroit Rock City Semi-Fiction (Intro to a feature from GLONO contributor, Phil Wise) Being in a local band is cruel business. Local music scenes are full of assholes and egos—and that’s not counting the musicians. There are loads of ruthless club owners and booking agents who will take … Continue reading I-Rock, you rock, we all rock in Detroit Rock City

The Heat is On

So it’s 80 degrees here in Detroit, which means a lot of things. Like, summer is here, and the time is right for… listening to bad bar bands covering Jimmy Buffet on the deck at some cheesy restaurant? Please, not that. Summer should mean that it’s time to head up to Pine Knob or Val … Continue reading The Heat is On

Smartass Motor City Punks

Check out this letter to the editor from the July 6, 1972 issue of Rolling Stone: I can’t help but notice that nearly every time you mention Detroit, it’s some sort of put-down. I wish you wouldn’t pass judgment on an entire city. Not everyone around here holds John Sinclair as his savior, or spends … Continue reading Smartass Motor City Punks

The GO on the Radio

It’s Friday, and I’m in love. The tightness around my eyes reminds me of last night’s Bud, but with The GO on the radio? Hey man, it’s right on. Detroit rock and roll water babies, musical greenhorns, touring tenderfoots? Whatever. Turn that shit up. The brains behind the operation is one Bobby Harlow. Many names … Continue reading The GO on the Radio

Pussy Does Rule – Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace, opening for Ko and the Midnight Intruders The Gold Dollar Feb. 22, 2001 Is there anything better than going out to see a great garage band and getting all fucked up on a Thursday night? Well, yeah, there is: Doing it when a deadbeat friend owes you money and he’s picking up the … Continue reading Pussy Does Rule – Stroker Ace