Detroit music http://michiganradio.org en A closer look at Movement, Detroit's electronic music festival http://michiganradio.org/post/closer-look-movement-detroits-electronic-music-festival <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Electronic music fans from around the world are getting ready for the Movement Electronic Music Festival that hits downtown Detroit on Memorial Day weekend.</span></p><p>This year's Movement Festival brings more than 100 artists on five outdoor stages at Hart Plaza.</p><p>Dezi Magby&nbsp;– aka DJ Psycho of Flint – has played a big part in making Michigan a major player in the world's electronic music scene. He got hooked on electronic music as a fifth-grader, and he's been making music and DJing since 1984.</p><p>Another name to watch for at this year's festival is DJ and producer Asher Perkins, who'll be making his first appearance at the Movement Festival.</p><p>Perkins and Magby talked to us about what sets Detroit electronic music apart.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 17671 at http://michiganradio.org A closer look at Movement, Detroit's electronic music festival The band Art in America returns after 30 years http://michiganradio.org/post/band-art-america-returns-after-30-years <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine this - a Detroit rock band from the 1980's disappears from the music scene, until a producer in England rediscovers them and helps them put out a new album. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, that’s what happened to our next guests. They call themselves&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinamericamusic.com/">Art in America</a>. The band name for three siblings from Michigan, Chris, Dan and </span>Shishonee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Flynn. After nearly 30 years they are out with a new album called The Hentschel Sessions.</span></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:39:46 +0000 Stateside Staff 15188 at http://michiganradio.org The band Art in America returns after 30 years Michigan musician tells the story of his battle with leukemia http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-musician-tells-story-his-battle-leukemia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whenever you talk about the key players in Michigan's music scene, one of the names that inevitably comes up is that of Stewart </span>Francke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Born in Saginaw, he's made his home, raised his family and built his music career in Metro Detroit.</p><p>Writer and critic Jim McFarlin calls Stewart Francke "Detroit's workingman's troubadour," a title he's earned and maintained over decades of making his music.</p><p>But today we are going to hear about another journey Stewart Francke has been on, a journey into the world of cancer. A journey that began when he was diagnosed with leukemia that forced Stew and his family and circle of friends to join together to wage a ferocious battle.</p><p>He's now telling the story of his cancer battle in his e-book from Untreed Reads. The title says it all, "What Don't Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong."</p><p>Stewart Francke joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:15:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 15165 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan musician tells the story of his battle with leukemia Electronic musician inspired by family & place http://michiganradio.org/post/electronic-musician-inspired-family-place <p>Michigan has a history of some pretty sweet music. One surprising genre that is Pure Michigan is techno. The art form was invented by three young men from Belleville in the 1980s (specifically Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, aka the Belleville 3, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136655438/get-familiar-with-detroit-techno-10-essential-songs">and you can listen to some classic Detroit techno here</a>).</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:13:36 +0000 Kyle Norris 14628 at http://michiganradio.org Electronic musician inspired by family & place Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is releasing their second album http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-band-dale-earnhardt-jr-jr-releasing-their-second-album <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dale </span>Earnhardt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Junior Junior is Joshua Epstein and Daniel </span>Zott<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, both from Metro Detroit. And they’re about to release their sophomore album, "The Speed of Things," which drops October </span>8<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Warner Brothers Records.</span></p><p>Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott joined us today in the studio.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:24:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 14339 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is releasing their second album Detroit music landmark could be lost to I-94 expansion http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-music-landmark-could-be-lost-i-94-expansion <p>The United Sound Systems building on Second Street in Detroit could be demolished in an I-94 expansion plan. The recording studio has a rich musical history dating back to the 1930s.</p><p></p><p>Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis and George Clinton have recorded there.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:53:35 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13365 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit music landmark could be lost to I-94 expansion Photos from Orion Music and More - Metalheads commandeer Belle Isle http://michiganradio.org/post/photos-orion-music-and-more-metalheads-commandeer-belle-isle <p><a href="http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/">Orion Music + More</a> – Detroit’s newest music festival – took over Belle Isle this past weekend.</p><p>Bands blasted metal, rock, electronic dance music – and even <a href="http://lineup.orionmusicandmore.com/band/gogol-bordello">gypsy punk</a> –to crowds of tens of thousands.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/metallica-surprise-orion-fest-with-kill-em-all-set-20130609">Chris Steffen for the Rolling Stone</a>, the biggest surprise at the festival was a gag by Metallica, the festival’s founders.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:12:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12967 at http://michiganradio.org Photos from Orion Music and More - Metalheads commandeer Belle Isle Jack White is the mysterious donor who saved Detroit's Masonic Temple http://michiganradio.org/post/jack-white-mysterious-donor-who-saved-detroits-masonic-temple <p></p><p><a href="http://themasonic.com/index.php" target="_blank">The Detroit Masonic Temple Association</a> President Roger Sobran announced on Tuesday that the musician Jack White donated $142,000 to the Temple and saved it from foreclosure.</p><p>"We are proud to announce that Jack White is the anonymous person who paid the outstanding taxes for the Detroit Masonic Temple," the Temple released in<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151647106389791&amp;set=a.158093939790.114813.116413794790&amp;type=1" target="_blank"> a statement on its Facebook page</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:41:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12900 at http://michiganradio.org Jack White is the mysterious donor who saved Detroit's Masonic Temple See photos from Movement 2013 - Detroit's electronic music festival http://michiganradio.org/post/see-photos-movement-2013-detroits-electronic-music-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit was alive this weekend with the deep thumping bass of electronic dance music and flashing bright light shows.</span></p><p><a href="http://movement.us/">Movement 2013</a> drew crowds to Hart Plaza this past weekend to dance and bob their heads to the beats and heavy drops of electronic dance music.</p><p>The festival started strong on Saturday with performances by Richie Hawtin - a Windsor native, and Moby.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The local stage had fantastic sets by homegrown DJs Al Ester, Terrence Parker, and Daniel Bell.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:53:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12758 at http://michiganradio.org See photos from Movement 2013 - Detroit's electronic music festival Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear' http://michiganradio.org/post/iggy-pop-what-happens-when-people-disappear Of the many things made in Michigan that have become part of the fabric of American culture — the auto industry, Motown — punk rock is often overlooked. Thu, 02 May 2013 13:44:35 +0000 NPR.org 12379 at http://michiganradio.org Iggy Pop: 'What Happens When People Disappear' Songs From Studio East: Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas http://michiganradio.org/post/songs-studio-east-jessica-hernandez-and-deltas <p></p><p>This indie-soul group is getting a lot of attention around the Michigan music scene. Their new album <em>Tarantula Manson</em> comes out this fall.</p><p>Listen to the full interview above to hear about Hernandez's path to becoming a singer-songwriter, band manager, and female force in the Detroit music scene.</p><p>The group performs at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit on Friday, March 22nd. For more information visit their <a href="http://jessicahernandez.net/">website</a>. But, for now check out an acoustic performance from band members in Michigan Radio's Studio East.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52os2B6Ils</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:32:23 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 11718 at http://michiganradio.org Songs From Studio East: Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas Stateside: Metallica on Belle Isle for Orion Music + More Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-metallica-belle-isle-orion-music-more-festival <p>The second annual Orion Music + More Festival will take place on Detroit's Belle Isle on June 8 and 9.</p><p>The festival, created and headlined by the hard rock group Metallica, debuted in 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.</p><p>The Festival lineup includes 30 acts on five stages, including groups like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bassnectar.</p><p>Gary Graff is the music writer for the Oakland Press and is a dedicated observer of the music scene in Detroit and in Michigan.</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with Graff about Orion Music + More and the Festival's influence in Southeast Michigan.</p><p><em>You can listen to the full Stateside interview above</em>.</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:00:48 +0000 Stateside Staff 11404 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Metallica on Belle Isle for Orion Music + More Festival Stateside: Reflection on a voice, singer Bettye LaVette's musical career http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-reflection-voice-singer-bettye-lavettes-musical-career <p>Fifty years ago, singer Bettye LaVette recorded her first single and Top Ten hit, “My Man- He’s a Lovin’ Man.” But the time between “Man’s” release and now has not been one of unscathed fame and stardom.</p><p>The Muskegon-born artist delves into the ups and downs of her career in her new autobiography, “A Woman like Me.”</p><p>Along with her book, LaVette recently released a new album, “Thankful ‘N Thoughtful.” She will perform material from the record at her show tonight at the Ark. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:42:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9796 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Reflection on a voice, singer Bettye LaVette's musical career Motown's Marvelettes nominated for spot in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame http://michiganradio.org/post/motowns-marvelettes-nominated-spot-rock-and-roll-hall-fame <p>Motown favorites, the Marvelettes, have been nominated for a spot in <a href="http://rockhall.com/inductees/nominees/the-marvelettes/">the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</a>.</p><p>Starting out as a group of high school students in Inkster, the Marvelettes went on to give Motown its first number one single—the 1961 hit, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425GpjTSlS4">“Please Mr. Postman.”</a></p><p>From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:42:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9361 at http://michiganradio.org Motown's Marvelettes nominated for spot in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Preserving the music of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/preserving-music-detroit <p>Many genres of music have deep roots in the city of Detroit, including punk, rock-and-roll, blues, techno and soul music. A new organization wants to help connect people and groups that have been archiving Detroit&rsquo;s musical history. &nbsp;<br /> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:48:07 +0000 Kyle Norris 8004 at http://michiganradio.org Preserving the music of Detroit Detroit recording company preserves local sound http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-recording-company-preserves-local-sound-0 <p>If you ran into Stephen Nawara nine years ago, he was probably off touring as the bassist of the Detroit-based band, <a href="http://www.electricsix.com/">Electric Six</a>. Some of their top 10 hits include songs like “Danger High Voltage,” and most recently, “Gay Bar.” But now he volunteers 40 hours of his time outside of his day job to work on his record label, The <a href="http://beehiverecording.com/">Beehive Recording Company</a>.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 7890 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit recording company preserves local sound