Category archives: Best of

  • MCR Exclusive: At Willoughby premiere 'Hang This Out'

  • Alan Sowinski made perhaps his most pronounced splash with Maybe Texas--a sort of reboot of his previous band Aisle 5. Maybe Texas were fucking great and played over the course of several years, opening for Sponge before succumbing to the same forces that plague all the great bands. Here's the band playing at Lager House for St. Patty's Day: Maybe Texas from Daniel Kanka on Vimeo. Fortun[...]
  • The Marche Du Nain Rouge 2013 is upon us!

  • Break out the horse heads and put on your red--it's time for Detroit's Mardi Gras, the Marche Du Nain Rouge. For the uninitiated, the annual marche is held to expel the vile dwarf who has haunted Detroit since the days of LaSalle. Since being rediscovered, the marche has been highly successful. The Tiger's made it to the World Series. Kwame is looking at 20 years in a federal prison. Detroit's abo[...]
  • Detroiters sign up for Cupid's Undie Run; irony not lost on the homeless

  • Cupid's Undie Run is coming to Detroit (it also hits Atlanta, Cinci, Denver, Seattle, and NYC). The run--in which people 21 and older race for about a mile in their underwear--takes place February 9th in the Grand Circus Park Historic District and starts around noon. The event helps raise funds for The Children's Tumor Foundation...a worthy cause for sure. Participants can sign up at the group's w[...]
  • Alan Lomax's Digital Archive

  • The entirety of Rock music owes its existence to the Blues, but it was not a foregone conclusion that a musical style developed by marginalized communities in the American South would ever become a world-wide phenomenon. At times it is possible to trace the history of a thing to one person or event that changed everything that came after it. Alan Lomax is such a thing. He was a pioneer in the fiel[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Lord Scrummage

  • If you aren't familiar with Lord Scrummage, you are just a plain waste. The gents responsible for some of the sickest parties and venues in the city are holding it up at Smalls this Saturday with Juiceboxxx, Fat Tony, and Sheefy Mcfly. They were kind enough to share the coolest music that you haven't ever heard below. Check it: here is a top five album thang for lord scrummage. 1. Quiet[...]
  • Top 5 w/ Bob Harrington

  • Welcome to Top 5. The segment where one of the local luminaries shares the Top 5 Records that are in their ears currently. Simple and easy. This week's contributor is Bob Harrington from the band Me & The Ghost. You can catch them live this Friday at The Berkley Front. Without further ado, here are Bob's picks....           1) Big Star, Radio City[...]