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Detroit Proud Weekly Playlist

Detroit Proud Playlist – Special “DETROIT The Album” Edition – Week of 3/31

Welcome back, Detroit Proud music fans, to this week’s edition of the Detroit Proud Playlist. We’ve done something special this week, featuring only a set of songs from one album. Why only one album, you ask? Well, this isn’t your typical album – it’s 40 Detroit artists collaborating in 10 groups to make 10 original songs…all about Detroit. Needless to say, it has more than sparked our interest…

04/01/2014

Detroit Proud Weekly Playlist

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 11/17

The Detroit Proud Playlist is back again – this week we’re dropping a few new names to the scene. What a better way to celebrate Detroit (and keep yourself on the up-and-up with what’s hot) than to jam away to a set list of the best of the best our city has to offer?

11/21/2013

Detroit Proud Weekly Playlist

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 10/14 – Special Fallout Fest Edition

This week’s Detroit Proud playlist is a flashback to this past weekend’s Fallout Fest 2013 – Detroit’s newest music festival featuring an eclectic set list of some of Detroit’s best! Our playlist is jam-packed with some of the highlights from the night…So, in case you missed the Fest this past Saturday – or if you just want it on repeat – this playlist is for you!

10/16/2013

The Oscillating Fan Club

DETROIT PROUD: The Oscillating Fan Club

Their sound is not like anything you’ve heard before – especially not here in Detroit. They blend together, in perfect harmony…a mash-up of ‘70s rock and ‘60s pop, maybe a bit of a psychedelic flair, with goofy lyrics and captivating guitar melodies. Imagine if you took the gritty-bluesy rock from The Black Keys, blended in the resonance of the album Disraeli Gears by Cream (make sure you give “Sympathetic Strings” a listen), and then topped it with a poppy beat similar to The Zombies. To be fair, that only paints a small picture of who The Oscillating Fan Club are – one of Metro Detroit’s most promising up-and-coming bands.

10/08/2013

Detroit Proud Playlist

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 9/16

Music fans! Get ready to jump head-first into this week’s playlist. We’ve built a set list that captures the heart of blues-rock, the pep of pop-rock, threw in an up-and-coming electronic-master, and splashed in a few old time favorites…there may even be a few that might surprise you!

09/17/2013

DIY Street Fair

Bands, Crafts, & BBQ: 2013′s DIY Street Fair Social Media Re-cap

From bands to crafts to BBQ, check out what went down in Ferndale this weekend at 2013′s DIY Street Fair! We’ve got this year’s #DIYSF re-cap, in words and pictures from…YOU!

09/16/2013

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Detroit Bands To Play At Metro Times Pig & Whiskey Festival

Back for its third year, the Metro Times Pig & Whiskey festival is kicking off their weekend of fun, food, drinks, games, and local music, tonight in downtown Ferndale. Once again, Metro Times is partnering with Woodward Avenue Brewers to close off East Troy Street for this 2.5 day-long festival.

07/19/2013

Detroit Proud Playlist

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of July 8

Welcome to the first of many Detroit-inspired playlists. Each week, we are digging through all of the talent in local and well-known Detroit musicians to put together a mix of Detroit style, Detroit groove, and Detroit rock – with everything from the beloved classic hits to the local numbers you hear at our own Metro Detroit venues.

07/08/2013

pathetic cover

11 Local Artists Team Up for New Compilation

Don’t let the name fool you, ladies and gentlemen, The Pathetic Sounds of Detroit is anything but, well…pathetic. Instead, The Pathetic Sounds of Detroit, created by Joshua Woodcock and Lee Majors, is intended to be a follow-up to Jack White’s The Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit, the 2001 compilation album that achieved great acclaim and featured many of the biggest up and coming bands of Detroit at the time, including The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, and The Detroit Cobras.

06/11/2013