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Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of July 8

Welcome to the first of many, Detroit-inspired playlists. Each week we are digging through all of the talent in local and well-known Detroit musicians to put together a mix of Detroit style, Detroit groove, and Detroit rock – with everything from the beloved classic hits to the local numbers you hear at our own Metro Detroit venues.

CBS 62–07/08/2013

It Came From Detroit

Detroit Proud: It Came From Detroit

It’s almost a decade in the making. It captures the heart, the grit, the passion, and the talent – that fills Detroit. As we all know, Detroit has long been recognized as one of the pillars in the “rock and roll” movement and It Came From Detroit proves that the city’s legendary musical influences are still alive and beating today.

CBS 62–07/03/2013

From Left to Right, Bob Impemba and Andy Bird. Photo Credit - Adam Claeys.

DETROIT PROUD: Almost Free

Inspired from the sounds of Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana to The Smiths to Radiohead, Almost Free is the Detroit trio band that can be hard to pin into any one category of music. Formed here in Metro Detroit, the band has been together for 10 years and consists of members Andy Bird (guitar, vocals, and lyrics), Bob Impemba (bass, synthesizer, and noise), and Garren Stevens (drums).

CBS 62–06/17/2013

Eddie performing with The Sights at Metro Times Blowout

DETROIT PROUD: Eddie Baranek

Between fronting the successful Detroit rock band The Sights and serving as one of the music directors at School of Rock, Eddie Baranek has his bases covered when it comes to contributing to Detroit’s rock ‘n’ roll past, present, and future. If you’ve seen Eddie perform live, his energy is contagious, and it’s no wonder he’s working to inspire young musicians to embrace their musical talents. When we told Eddie about our effort to put a spotlight on local film and music, he jumped on board without batting an eye…

CBS 62–06/11/2013

Sixto Rodriguez the subject of the documentary film “Searching for Sugar Man”. (Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez To Get Honorary Degree

A Motor City folk-rocker who unknowingly found fame an ocean away will be honored by his alma mater.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2013

Sixto Rodriguez the subject of the documentary film “Searching for Sugar Man”. (Getty Images/Jason Merritt)

‘Sugar Man’ To Perform At The Masonic Temple In May, 1st Time Since Oscar

Sixto Rodriguez, acclaimed singer/songwriter and subject of the Oscar-winning “Searching for Sugar Man” will be returning to Detroit with his first post-Oscar show on May 18.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

(credit: daleearnhardtjrjr.com)

2012 Sounded Good: The Best Breakout Music Acts In Detroit

Detroit has a music scene exploding with talented musicians and bands.

12/27/2012

Taylor Swift at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Best Concerts To Look Forward To In Detroit In 2013

All of the musical heavy hitters will be bringing their concert tours to the Detroit Metro area in 2013.

12/20/2012

Movement Vitamin Water Stage

Techno Music Festival In Full Swing: Rain Or Shine

One of the big events going on in Metro Detroit this holiday weekend is Movement: The Electronic Music Festival on Hart Plaza.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2011

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