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Glitter Goddess: Queen of the Sunset Strip

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

Decades before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the current crop of Reality TV stars, an enterprising California girl could earn her fifteen...

Chris Vos: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

"The roll matters as much as the rock, and the roll is where the soul is." ~ Chris Vos Have you seen The Record Company yet? The first response that...

5 Ways to Become an Ally for Your Aging Parents

Stacey Gordon | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

In a long car ride with my musically savvy teenagers, I happily listened to the bands they enjoy most, bands with names like "Vampire Weekend" and "...

David Bowie: The Man Behind the Masks

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't be cool about this. I can't do the video retrospective, the column full of quotes, quips, stats and star stuff. I'm typing with tears in my eyes. This really hurts. You see, back in my teen years, David Bowie was the man who gave a whole generation the courage to do anything.

David Bowie -- Gentleman, Genius, and Pop Hero -- Dies At 69

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
James Marshall Crotty

Gentleman, genius, and one of my teenage "heroes", David Bowie, died Sunday, January 10, after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. I am blown away reading now about how many people were also quietly inspired by this highly original rock and pop icon.

Interview: Boy From the Crowd

Randall Radic | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Randall Radic

Boy From the Crowd is a hard-rocking duo from the U.K. Their style of music has been described as punk, punk meets blues, blues meets punk and garage band blues. However it's described, it's loud, visceral and hits like a hammer.

California-Based Hard Rock Band Stitched Up Heart Set To Play Battle Creek Show With Like A Storm, Full-Length Album Due Next Spring

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.18.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Curtis Noble) The California-based band Stitched Up Heart is still a group of new faces in the world of rock, but they are steadily ma...

Doom Metal Band Windhand Set to Play Show At The Loving Touch in Ferndale

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.08.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Jordan V) Based out of Richmond, Virginia, Windhand is steadily becoming one of the great modern additions to a long legacy of the do...

Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, and Don Jamieson From VH1 Classic's That Metal Show Invade The Token Lounge for a Night of Music Storytelling and Comedy

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.04.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

At times, the guys from That Metal Show take it on the road together and do a bit of a live version of the show in different towns. These are NOT tapings for television, just a way to extend the brand some and really connect with people in other places.

Artist Spotlight: Electric Parlor

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Many current bands are blending the musical sensibilities of classic rock with modern elements, creating a sound that is as familiar as it is fresh. Los Angeles four-piece band, Electric Parlor, has crafted a groove-based rock-n'-roll sound that integrates the blues, soul and grit of a bygone era with a stylish new feel.

Rock Band 'New Years Day' Set to Play Show at Hatchy's in Utica, Lead Vocalist Ash Costello Talks of Band's Maturation for New Album Malevolence

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.20.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

New Years Day has been in existence for the past decade, but the band now is not what it used to be in those early years.

British Hard Rock Band The Darkness Set to Play Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, Bassist Frankie Poullain Talks of New Album and Band's History

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.18.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The British rock band The Darkness made their mark back in 2003 with their Permission to Land album and their song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." With their balls out style of rock-n-roll that reeked of all the excesses of love and life, The Darkness brought theatrics into the new millennium.

Rock Duo One-Eyed Doll Set to Play Token Lounge, New Album Tells the Story of Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Kelly Frazier | Posted 09.26.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The duo of Kimberly Freeman and Jason Rufuss Sewell are musical nomads of sorts and their band One-Eyed Doll cannot be held in any one place at any time. It's a band vivid with shades of musicality that are not often ventured into by many which paint a bright picture in your mind.

The Top 4 Underrated Female Rock Bands

Quora | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

This is a deceptively complicated question. The short answer is actually all of them.

Why A Great Big World's New Love Song Is Unlike Any Other On The Radio

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's only after repeated listens that the subversive nature of "Hold Each Other," the sterling new single by Grammy-winning pop-rock du...

The Last Three Guys You'd Ever Think Would Start a Band Didn't, They Started The Wild West Songwriters Festival

Johnny Nevin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Suppose just for a minute that you were a music writer, somebody who writes articles about music and musicians, and one day you found out about The Wild West Songwriters Festival.

Deftones to Kick Off Tour With Incubus at DTE Energy Theatre, Readies New Album With Fresh Approach

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Deftones have been one of the mainstays of the hard rock and metal industry since they blazed their own trails in the mid 1990s. The melodic brutality of their music has developed into their signature sound, and has been influential for the new generations of metalcore bands.

Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada Talks About Their New 'Space EP' and the Band's Sincerity During the Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.16.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada is currently on the road headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with the likes of Slayer, King Diamond, and HELLYEAH, and touched base here at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan this past weekend.

Australian Metal Band Thy Art Is Murder Among Many Bands Set to Play the Victory Records Stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.02.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to get some words with Andy Marsh, the guitarist from Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder, about the band's new album Holy War and the general principles that go behind the making of their music.

Starset to Deliver Out-of-This-World Performance at Long Island Planetarium

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Starset, whose unique style has been dubbed "cinematic rock," isn't your average rock band. That's thanks in large part to lead singer Dustin Bates, who as a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and a former teacher at the International Space University, is anything but your average musician.

Nashville-Based Quartet Bully Set to Play Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When listening to the music of Nashville-based indie rock band Bully, there's a little grunge, a little punk, and a little stoner rock, but it really never dives deep into any style in particular.

Headbanging Tot Rocks Out To Rage Against The Machine, Knows That Music Iz Lyfe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

This kid WILL rock you. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a toddler jams out to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade" while playing Guitar He...

Singer-Songwriter TORRES Blasts Off Into a Cosmic Journey On Her New Album Sprinter, Set to Play Show at UFO Factory in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

There's a bit of a personal struggle in the songs of Mackenzie Scott, the Brooklyn-based musician known as TORRES. A voice that's inner being is fighting the ills of denial and isolation while trying to not get caught up in the intoxicating realities of life.

Quiet Company: Music to Tick Off Librarians

Holley Perry | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

Odds are that you have heard the music of Quiet Company and did not even realize it. They have had music featured on reality shows but don't hold that against them.

What Does the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Actually Mean?

Alan Light | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Light

The group of Hall of Famers matters, and you should never be shy about fighting for your own version of history. But the greater mission ultimately matters more than any list, any old way you choose it.