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BOILER ROOM DETROIT Details by Niki Williams

Writing and Photography by: Niki Williams nikimidwest.com @niki_midwezt B*TCH BANG!  That is what AK said. Bitch Bang! The crowd simmered around her, noodling. Bitch Bang! Some frothed over, past innuendo into the sublime. Say Bitch Bang! A tall woman in a tight pink dress twerked frenetically on her partner and her platinum hair bobbed with […]

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The Inaugural “Cartoons & Stereo” Event Seeks to Connect Music, Skateboarding and Beyond

Skateboarding and music naturally go hand in hand, two subcultures that consistently celebrate pushing the envelope of what is socially acceptable. Simultaneously informed and disgusted by what is popular at the time, the main rule of both mediums is as follows: if you’re good, you’re good, and if you care enough, being good is not […]

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Papa was a rolling stone!

Wherever he laid his hat was his home! Writing and Photography by: Niki Williams nikimidwest.com @niki_midwezt Since 2012, bass players have gathered out front of the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan to pluck, strum and pick en masse for Bass Day. The event, which took place this year on Saturday, August 27th, may well be […]

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Sara Marie Barron ‘Angel Numbers’ EP Release- Coming Soon With Your Support

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sara Marie Barron, who was awarded the Motown Accelerator Artist Grant in 2020, has been putting in the work this year preparing for her biggest project to date. Angel Numbers will be Barron’s third music release and latest body of work following Sad, but True and Existential Glam, each which have garnered acclaim from Billboard, Pop Matters, WDET and more.  With her anticipated […]

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Movement Music Festival 2022 Returns to Detroit WSG Juan Atkins, Skrillex, Chris Lake, 2 Chainz…

Movement Music Festival has announced the full lineup of its highly anticipated 2022 return! 2022 Lineup features over 110 acts, including acclaimed producer and founder of Brainfeeder Records, Flying Lotus, techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson performing under his iconic alias E-Dancer, and Detroit Techno icon Carl Craig performing a special b2b set with LCD Soundsystem frontman […]

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PERMUTANT Releases New Record “THAT I I AM AM” on Bandcamp Friday with Proceeds to Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

PERMUTANT is kicking off their 2022 release schedule with a new record release on Bandcamp Friday!

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Omar S Annual Birthday Party Returns to Marble Bar on Saturday February 5th

A modern day Detroit maverick, Omar S is one of the most beloved names in the Detroit house music scene. Having built a cult following around the world with his impressive catalogue, unique approach to cover art, and rebellious attitude towards dance music conventions, he is a staple in dance music both at home and […]

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Bruiser Thanksgiving Returns: A Detroit Tradition to Celebrate

Detroit’s resident purveyor of avant-garde hip hop, Danny Brown, has already cemented his place in the city’s musical history. But that’s not what it’s all about, at least according to Brown himself: “I’m just happy that we’re here for the 8th year of doing it. I don’t make money off of this…I do it for […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: COUSIN MOUTH RELEASES “EVERY BAD MAN”

The new single and highly anticipated music video, “Every Bad Man,” comes from Cousin Mouth’s new album, MayflowerPeacemakerHolyrredeemer on Feeder Loft Records. Their signature groove and beat-based style, mixed with a psychedelic-dreamy sound, formulate the unique aesthetic they are known for. Watch the video premiere directed by Sidd Finch and filmed in Detroit, Michigan. “The song […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ayana Love’s “Space” takes her ‘To Be Human EP’ into the Beyond

The single, “Space,” is premiering below from Ayana Love’s To Be Human EP, exists as a climax within the project as a whole. In her own words she explained, “Quite literally, [with this project] I’m giving myself the ‘Space’ to get to know myself more, and to be the well-rounded artist and woman that I […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT MOVEMENT 2019 GUIDE: SUNDAY MAY 26

In celebration of what is without a doubt, one of the world’s premiere exhibitions of electronic music, PLAYGROUND has you covered with our annual festival day guide of the emerging and major performances that you need to see, all weekend long. Read on below for all of top picks for Day Two of Movement 2019. […]

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PREMIERE: COUSIN MOUTH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MONGREL” MUSIC VIDEO

Cousin Mouth’s new visual for “Mongrel,” premieres today with a track off of their forthcoming project that represents the most recent iteration of the group’s structure and sound. Though the instrumentation and the general approach noticeably differ from their past work, Cousin Mouth has retained the engrossing poise of Medusa, while embracing the challenge and […]

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