This year, CannaSmack took a new step toward cosmetics with the lotion line that mirrors it's chapsticks - which is pretty exciting, especially if you're a big fan of some of the flavors.Read More
I am frustrated that the world can't be like Pride Festivals. Where we are told we are in a safe space. Where we can walk hand in hand with the people we love, men with men, women with women, and men and women without being hated, discriminated, and demonstrated against.Read More
Red Bull's Hart Lines competition is a summer staple for Detroit skateboarding, and it kicked 11AM on May 13 with a bang. The MC's talked about the resurgence of the city and the different vibe that the city gives off now that it's pulled itself up by it's bootstraps.Read More
Bled Fest, which is on Saturday, May 27 at Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell is a spectacular event that brings some great artists out, and this year, bands like La Dispute, The Fall Of Troy, and Into It. Over It. are hooked to the lineup!Read More
Of course, almost every band that's chasing the musician dream is trying to be the biggest band, and win the awards, but most bands aren't Shinobi Ninja. Brooklyn origins blend the lines between every person in the band to bring a new, unique sound, that's honestly very unclassifiable. Especially with their most recent release, Bless Up.Read More
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
It's hard to find good, hard Rock 'n' Roll anymore that doesn't have a "butt rock" vibe. No hate to the radio, but you hear it all the time. A lot of the bands have the same formula when it comes to songwriting. Well, if you need something to cleanse your palate, take a trip on seven seas with the newest album from Detroit metal band Dirtwolf.
Recorded at Mt. Doom Studios, Dirtwolf is made up of Stevie Michael on the vocals, Myles McVay and Alex Ellis on guitar, Matt Dalton on Bass (not the Matt Dalton of 37 Studios/Dirtfest), and Lukas JP on the drums.
Landing on hard guitar riffs, ballad-esque vocal work, and touching on specific themes from the "high seas" titles for each track, as well as throwing certain Detroit-based phrases in the lyrics ("Cyclops Eye" says "The big three killed my baby," which we can only assume is a call back to a 1999 track from The White Stripes), the band holds it's own as both a Motor City Metal band, as well as a band to keep your eyes on.
Be sure to check out the full album, Voyage of the Damned by visiting the button below - and pick your poison when it comes to the download (we recommend buying it - because #supportinglocalmusic is the best policy).
If you'd rather pick up a hard copy, Dirtwolf will be playing at The Magic Bag as part of the White Shag Record Release Party this Friday, April 28 at 8PM.
Last night, The Fisher Building did something very out of the box, or in this case, out of the theater itself, and hosted Flint Eastwood and a slew of talented artists, who played a full concert in the lobby, on looking the golden architecture.Read More
The great thing about Detroit is that there is a good chunk of us that like to work together to make it a better place. And when we do collaborate, some creativity happens on great levels of magnitude.Read More
Josh Vermeesch, AKA Loaf has crafted his way through doing multiple types of tattoos. Though he dabbles in a bit of everything, most of his clients come to him for mandalas, sacred geometry, and pattern work.Read More
People curate their talent based on what they find interesting, but some people are born to do the artwork that comes from their fingers, minds, and souls. That is what you will find looking at Niki Urban and her extensive collection of artwork.Read More
The newest exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts isn't paintings or sculpture, but is focusing on Detroit and it's photography talent. The exhibition - entitled "Detroit After Dark" is showcasing multiple artists working with the photography medium, both in digital and film components.Read More