Last Saturday, the Motörhead tour came through Detroit at The Fillmore along with thrash metal pioneers Anthrax and a newer face of hard rock Crobot. It was loud. It was rock-n-roll! The crowd was a sea of metal t-shirts, denim, and black, with an audience of all ages causing all sorts of ruckus.
It's been a few years since we've heard new music from Flint Eastwood, the Detroit-based project headed by the multitalented Jax Anderson. Mixing a little bit of the old with the new, Flint Eastwood stands out like a breath of fresh air in the rough and ruggedness of our great city.
I hear justifications all the time for why some actions are unforgivable, and I just don't agree. I can barely stomach what we human beings do to each other, the amount of physical and emotional pain we can cause one another. But I intend to forgive everything.
Of the new faces emerging from the Detroit hip-hop scene, Nolan The Ninja is arising quickly as one of the city's next notable names.
Throughout the past year, there has been questions regarding the health of Motörhead front man Lemmy Kilmeister, and even more recently, they have had to cut a few concerts short and even cancel a couple of dates because Lemmy contracted a lung infection.
Many moons ago, Thomas Logan "paid it forward" by investing time and effort into a couple of very young emerging artists at Rising Stars. Now two of them intend to do the same by combining their passion for theater with their love of Michigan.
In the early 1980s, the New York City-based Anthrax was on the forefront of thrash metal and would become one the most unrelenting bands with an in your face approach to the way they played music.
Busting out of the late 1970s punk rock scene in London, England, The Damned was on the forefront of a cultural movement that still feels its reverberations over 40 years later.
What if we turned things around? What if Hillary Clinton simply spoke whatever came into her head without thinking? (Or did think how she could shock her way onto the news with slurs about one group or another?) What if we decided to probe into Donald Trump's emails and see what kind of ethical and moral breaches he had made over the years in his business dealings?
When a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in the spring of 2013, I was at Princeton finishing my thesis on potential resolutions to the American prison crisis. I thought the two -- labor exploitation in the fashion industry and a disastrous incarceration rate -- were unrelated. I was wrong.
In the next two months, over 25,000 properties across Detroit will be put up for sale in the nation's largest-ever municipal property auction. In any other city, this would be groundbreaking news but, in Detroit, it hardly budges from the status quo.
Since it is throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit one of the musical highlights of the summer, Into the Valley, which took place in Dalarna, Sweden.
This morning I read of the obituary of Frances Oldham Kelsey, an "FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide," who died at age 101. Her tireless efforts to u...
Recently, I was able to sit down backstage with Blythe during Lamb of God's stop at DTE Energy Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Slipknot's Summer's Last Stand tour, and we talked about the band's history, getting sober, and being in the studio.
There is a word that creates a glimmer of hope that something new may emerge amid the desolation. This word is synonymous with the meaning of rebirth, or renaissance, through the century. It's a word familiar to everyone. Art.
Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.