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Here in Detroit, we’re blessed with countless great artists spanning all genres. When you include visiting bands, touring festivals and our renowned performing venues, the verdict is indisputable: Motown is one of music’s critical hubs.
So when the Music Issue rolls around, the question isn’t what to include but what not to. We think you’ll like what we did:
• None More Black: Isenblast
• Jimmy Ohio & the Ultimate Lovers
• Keeping the Demons at Bay: Sleigh Bells
• MT Staff’s “First and Best” Concerts
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Brett Callwood, Jeff Milo, Kelly Johnston and MT Staff |
Michael Jackman interviews Keith Morris on the eve of his appearance with Flag at the Orion Music + More festival on Belle Isle. Morris discusses why he left Black Flag, his time with the Circle Jerks and what he has been up to now, as a middle-aged man.
In the days before earbuds, they were the anthems you knew by heart from just walking around town. And they were catchy and smart. But something happened in the 1990s: Summer jams started getting so subnormal, so tweaked to appeal to below-average intellect, that they'd rightly earn their place as sports anthems or become culturally appropriated by Disney.
Like the majority of “Milk Money,” its longest track stubbornly develops a recognizable theme and rhythm. Listeners need patience to get there. The album’s cover might be a bit more concretely rooted in the world we all inhabit, but musically? It’s greatly transcendental moments of manipulated keys and surprising, dropped in edits.