Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 8:00 pm

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Coffee? Detour and Wesley Snipes always bet on black. The Eastern Conference? We’re going with the Pistons. And as for local music festivals, we’ll always give props to Blowout. The annual event emanates from the hardscrabble environs of Hamtramck — an ethnic, largely working class quarter that’s surrounded by Detroit city proper. Each year, it overtakes the village’s bars and public halls for a heady Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

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MGMT, Oracular Spectacular (Columbia, 2007)

Listen: “Electric Feel”
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Once, Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann kidnapped the cast of “High School Musical,” force-fed them obscure disco records, made them watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on repeat, had David Bowie visit them for a week, and then sent them into the recording studio to make a Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979)

Can you count, suckers? If you can, then you’ll know that Cyrus (Roger Hill), leader of the Gramercy Riffs, has his head on straight when he gathers nine delegates from a hundred gangs from all around New York City. Along with affiliates and unorganized street gangs, Cyrus could lead an army of 60,000. Now, there ain’t but 20,000 police in the whole town. That’d make Cyrus, the magic man, the most Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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Detour is proud to announce the dates for the 2008 Rock City Music Festival. The three-day event will be held June 12-14, 2008 at the Majestic Theatre, Magic Stick, and Garden Bowl, three venues within the historic Majestic Theater Centre that each offer fans a unique perspective on live music. The full Rock City lineup will feature 50 acts drawn from both national and local circles, with each Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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“This was answered by pretty much everyone, so you don’t have to attribute any name to it,” came the note with Suburban Sprawl Music’s Meet & Greet answers. Makes sense; the metro Detroit label has functioned as an artists’ collective since its launch in 1999, and has been putting out cool pop from the likes of Javelins, Child Bite, and Those Transatlantics ever since. Suburban Sprawl also Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 12:28 pm

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Shutter (Masayuki Ochiai, 2008)

From the executive producers of two other films lifted from Asian horror cinema comes a movie about a camera that transforms into a robot and kills young people. No wait, it’s about a camera that only takes murky, green-lit photos of children without souls. No, wait, this film actully retells the storyline from those cable Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 10:00 am

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Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow and Blue (Warp Records, 2008)

Listen: “Hummingbird”
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In the wake of Vampire Weekend’s blog-hurdle into the mainstream, every band with a jittery and clean take on hyperactive post-punk will be compared to the boys in Benetton. Such might be the plight of Born Ruffians, a like-minded crew of anxious crickets chirping with clear-as-day guitars, polyrhythmic arrangements, and a Read more

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 9:35 am

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Detour hearts Sia. In return for our love, she gave us some tix to give away for her show with Har Mar Superstar at the Magic Stick on March 1st. ENTER HERE for your chance to win.

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Posted by: on February 28, 2008 at 8:00 am

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Detour has your tickets to see Atlas Sound at the Magic Stick on February 29th. ENTER HERE for your chance to win!

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Posted by: on February 27, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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Party Listings: Tuesday // Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday

Detour is taking the Bivouac on the road this March for the 2008 incarnation of South by Southwest, and we’re already stocking up on Rolaids, Excedrin, and cheap sunglasses. Our crew is set on the day parties this year, those extravaganzas sponsored by a record label, publicity house, or weird corporate sponsor (“The NEW Toyota Indie!”) that offer as Read more

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