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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

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

DETROIT PROUD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Deciding to shine a Detroit Proud spotlight on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. was a no-brainer. The duo, comprised of Metro Detroit natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott, have achieved national acclaim, yet still stay true to their roots right here in the D. In fact, a recent viral video features Josh and Daniel listing “Reasons Why Detroit Is Awesome” – which WE think is pretty…well…awesome.

CBS 62–08/07/2013

The Sights

The Sights Release Compilation of Tour Diaries from Their Tour with Tenacious D

The Detroit band, The Sights, is set to release their compilation of tour diaries from their US and European tour with fun-time rockers Tenacious D. The 270-page tour diary was written by the front man of The Sights, Eddie Baranek.

CBS 62–07/24/2013

Scott Allen

DETROIT PROUD: Scott Allen

“We all have real jobs now and do the ‘grown-up’ thing, but this is my way to break free from that – we just love music.” You may remember the name Scott Allen from the band Thunderbirds Are Now! – the Metro Detroit band that made a name for themselves in the early 2000s, signing with French Kiss Records and touring throughout Europe, America, and parts of Australia at a very young age.

CBS 62–07/24/2013

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Detroit Musicians by the Numbers

Some of music’s biggest talents hail from Detroit – get to know some of these terrific artists…and learn some fun facts you might not know about your faves!

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