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Metro Detroit is second to none when it comes to revolutionizing modern music. From Motown to Punk Rock to Electronica, we set the trends everyone else follows. BlowOut, Dorkwave and Detroit's Electronic Music Festival offer audiences a chance to connect with the rhythm and soul of our region and witness the next 'big thing' before everyone else catches up.


Matt Jones recording the River Street Anthology at Lo & Behold! Records

An Ypsilanti musician sets out to document the sounds and songs of Michigan

Matt Jones is determined to collect and preserve Michigan's musical identity -- one song at a time. He's recorded 150 artists for his River Street Anthology so far... and has no intention of stopping.


Inkster's Sound Explosion offers a lifetime of music

John Frazier has spent most of his life collecting vinyl records. With the opening of The Sound Explosion in Inkster, he’s ready to share his collection with the world.

Drew Parks

The unlikely rise of Drew Parks

How a rapper from Troy is making a name for himself in the hip hop world. 

Girls Rock Detroit

Girls Rock Detroit empowers local girls to get loud

Girls Rock Detroit co-founder Melissa Coppola describes the new summer camp for local girls as "a fusion of activism and feminism and music education."

One World Observatory

Yessian gets behind the music at One World Observatory

Yessian Music is a music and sound production company headquartered in Farmington Hills that works on high-profile projects with major clients all over the world. Their latest triumph is the Old World Observatory in New York.
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Bellyache Candy Shoppe

Candy and Detroit rock n' roll - two great tastes that taste great together! Royal Oak's Bellyache Candy Company is taking the web by storm, pushing Goo Goo Clusters, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews along with CDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles from bands like  The Amino Acids, The Hentchman, and Gore Gore Girls. Can you say, "Yummy"?

What's In The Magic Bag?

Music. Movies. Alcohol. It's the holy trinity of entertainment under one roof. Ferndale's The Magic Bag is a one-stop shop for nightlife, offering local and touring bands, cheap flicks and a scene every night of the week. Better yet, it's independently owned and operated. After all, buying local ain't just for foodies.

The Crofoot

Cool events. World class sound. Redeveloped historic downtown building. Hip crowd. In a better world every city would have their own Crofoot. Check out this one-of-kind Pontiac music venue.

Fixing Detroit's Rock: Koontz Guitar Repair

There's no disputing Metro Detroit's contributions to rock and roll. We are the innovators. Good thing we've got Mike Koontz of Ferndale to keep the music alive. Think of him as the repairman to the guitar rock gods.

Take The Detour

Indie music, cult films, live show videos, killer parties. Royal Oak-based Detour Magazine channels its suburban rage into inspired pop culture writing, plastering the web with Metro Detroit goodness.
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