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Rent Party Detroit Launches to Raise Housing Injustice Funds

Rent Party Detroit is an emergency fund that harnesses the power of neighbors to help neighbors by raising money though social and cultural event. Our mission is to promote housing security in the Detroit area and help neighbors realize their collective power to fight housing injustice. It pays homage to traditional rent parties that were […]

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Eightfold Collective Partners with 3D Agents of Shield to Manufacture PPE

3D Agents of Shield is helping brave men and women on the front lines of COVID-19. After seeing the shocking shortage of PPE for our Doctors and Nurses across America, a group of friends began 3D Printing face shields around the clock and distributing it to medical professionals in need. Members of the organization happen […]

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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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PREMIERE: Pri$m Releases Long-Awaited “Life Force” EP

Born from a place of tragedy and finding the power to persevere, Pri$m‘s Life Force EP is a testament to the strength within us all. It’s been over three years since the writing process for the project originally began, and in that time Pri$m has had the opportunity to reflect on both himself and his […]

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PREMIERE: Bryan Hugo Iglesias Releases New Single “Rebound”

After releasing his latest single “Open Up the Door” last month, along with an accompanying music video and an awesome release party, Bryan Hugo Iglesias is back with “Rebound,” a track that serves as a reflection of the ways that we get over heartbreak, and the complicated nature of moving on versus merely replacing a […]

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Livability // 8 Reasons You Need to Check Out Detroit’s Arts Scene Right Now

From joyous art installations to world-class museums to underground galleries, Detroit is buzzing with creative energy. Original Article By Claire Hannum on January 17, 2019 09:00 AM F After all the city has been through, “creative” isn’t always the first descriptor that comes to mind when you hear the word “Detroit” — but maybe it should be. With […]

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Knight Foundation Releases New Detroit Study “Evolving Arts Ecosystems” and $20 Million in Funding

Just announced today- “Knight Foundation believes that the arts play a critical role in connecting people to the places where they live. To concentrate its impact, the foundation has focused its funding in specific communities—especially Detroit, a city long known for its artistic and cultural vibrancy. The Great Recession wrought significant damage in Detroit, exacerbating […]

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UFO FACTORY’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN: GRAND RE-OPENING WEEKEND!

When I first moved to Corktown a little over a year ago, one of the spot’s best amenities was as follows: “It’s right down the street from UFO.” Even before I started living in the city proper, I recognized UFO Factory as a refuge for a thriving subset of Detroit’s underground music scene. From album […]

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INTERVIEW: Tiny Jag On New Mixtape Release “Polly” & The Monster in The Mirror

With the release of her latest project Polly, along with a string of performances that lend a live energy to her already undeniable music, Tiny Jag is an artist to know in Detroit’s rap scene. After a series of music videos in 2018, she has dropped her first eight-song mixtape produced with local music producers including […]

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A CONVERSATION WITH BLACK MILK AS HE RETURNS TO PERFORM IN HIS HOMETOWN

This weekend, acclaimed producer and rapper Black Milk is performing a double show in his hometown at El Club. With a stellar lineup of local support and a fresh album, Fever, these shows are a must-see for longtime fans and new audiences alike. To celebrate the occasion, contributor Broccoli spoke with the Detroit native about […]

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INTERVIEW: TUNDE OLANIRAN ON HIS MUSIC, MOCAD & MORE

Tunde Olaniran takes the stage at Summer at the MOCAD Homestead Series in collaboration with El Club on Mike Kelley’s lawn for the second killer line-up on Sunday July 22nd. We caught up with him to chat about his music, inspiration and what he’s looking forward to most about performing in Detroit. What have you been listening […]

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Summer at the MOCAD Homestead Featuring Raphael Saadiq, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Tunde Olaniran

Summer at the MOCAD Homestead Series in collaboration with El Club returns to the Mike Kelley’s lawn for the second killer line-up on Sunday July 22nd of the to present yet another  night of music hosted in ‘plein air,’ featuring the best aspects of a summer festival, except with shorter bathroom lines and less sunburn. Raphael Saadiq […]

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