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DETROIT the Album

“DETROIT the Album” – 40 Detroit Musicians, 10 Original Songs

Forty musicians, broken into ten groups…tasked with writing ten original songs…in three months. Crazy? Maybe a little. Awesome? YES. CBS 62 had the chance to catch up with Derek John – a local gallery owner, familiar face in the Detroit music scene, and oh yeah…the mastermind behind DETROIT the Album. Check it out!

CBS 62–04/02/2014

Stevie Soul & Omar Aragones

Keeping Rodriguez’s Legacy Alive at DETROIT by DETROIT IV

This will be my second year participating in DETROIT by DETROIT, and I couldn’t be happier. Last year, I teamed up with my good friend Omar Aragones to cover Mayer Hawthorne. Omar and I decided to do something a bit different this year; we plan on covering Detroit artist Sixto Rodriguez.

CBS 62–02/20/2014

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DETROIT By DETROIT Showcases The Best Of Detroit Music

Covered acts range from the nationally‐acclaimed Grand Funk Railroad and The Supremes, to local favorites like The Hard Lessons and Phantasmagoria.

CBS Detroit–02/14/2014

Folk The Police

Local Bands Put A Unique Twist On Cover Songs In 4th Annual ‘Folk The Police’ Event

Imagine Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” Lil Jon’s “Get Low,” and “Root Down” by the Beastie Boys…played in the style of folk music. Awesome, right?

CBS 62–01/24/2014

Campus Martius Tree

Festive Attractions Through the Eyes of a Detroit Musician

The future of Detroit is looking super bright…literally. Have you seen the colorful lights up and down Woodward Avenue? The holiday spirit is in the air!

CBS 62–12/12/2013

George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus

DETROIT PROUD: George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus

“I think you can be inspired by anything.” George Morris has been writing music since he was in high school, first in a style known as “bedroom pop.” Why? Well, he would write and record it all in his bedroom, all on his own. “Everyday interactions, books,” George says. He pulls inspiration from everything around him. He jokes “even romantic comedies. You just have to keep your eyes open.”

CBS 62–10/10/2013

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.

CBS 62–10/07/2013

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Makes its U.S. Debut in Detroit

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is scheduled to make its U.S. debut – could you take a guess at which city it might be headed to? No, it’s not the “typical” cities, New York City or Los Angeles – they’ve chosen Detroit. St. Jerome’s annual Laneway Festival – that grew out of Australia and became one of the biggest musical festivals in the world – will celebrate this year here in Metro Detroit at the Meadow Brook Music Theater on Saturday, September 14th.

CBS 62–09/11/2013

"Josh Draws Himself"

DETROIT PROUD: Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman – you probably know the name from the band The High Strung – he provides the lead vocals and guitar for the Detroit adventure-rock band. Maybe you’ve heard their song “The Luck You Got” as the theme song for the Showtime show, Shameless?

CBS 62–08/14/2013

Melina Marie

DETROIT PROUD: Melina Marie

CBS 62 got the chance to speak with Melina Marie to find out what moves her, why she writes music, and what she’s up to now!

CBS 62–08/13/2013