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Choppin It Up at Selden Standard, Britney Stoney Plays Live & Motown’s Open Mic Night!

Travis Wright

Britney Stoney @ WDET

This week on Culture City, Andy Hollyday is as talented as he is humble, which are just two reasons why his restaurant is one of Detroit’s most celebrated new eateries. Selden Standard is all about fresh, seasonal ingredients and well-edited plates that pack flavor with finesse. In anticipation of the upcoming Savor Detroit dinner series in Southfield, which matches local chefs with their badass counterparts from other acclaimed kitchens around the country, Chef Hollyday delves into the food scene and his inspirations. He says spring is the ost exciting season for Michigan chefs. Find out what ingredients he’s cooking with, whose taste buds he trusts and what he thinks the Detroit food scene’s still missing. Savor Detroit kicks-off on April 25th.

Britney Stoney is an artist, holistically speaking. She’s a writer, singer, songstress, playwright and Kresge Arts Fellow. What started as an acoustic act has evolved into a genre-blurring pop project that continues to explore the deepest depths of that well. Stoney brings the band into WDET’s Studio A for a session engineered by WDET’s Sam Beaubien. She plays with Vox Vidorra and Detroit’s ONEFREQ on Sunday, April 28th at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit. 

The Motown Museum is commemorating Detroit poets past and present through a special series happening every Friday this month. The Motown Mic Spoken Word competition invites Metro Detroit poets of all ages to perform original works about their experiences. Last year’s Motown Mic Winner Tamyra Rene and museum program manager Raina Baker join  WDET’s Annamarie Sysling to speak about the event’s connection to Motown Records’ iconic Black Forum Label .

Plus, in honor of National Sibling Day, but mostly because we gave away tickets to see Dawes  at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on July 19th, we have a sibling set of tunes we’re calling … wait for it … “O Brother, Where Art Thou Jams?”

We have Big Brother & The Holding Company, Middle Brother (members of Dawes, Deer Tick & Delta Spirit), and the classic Grizzly Bear banger titled “Little Brother.”

Enjoy your stay.

P.S. Speaking of Grizzly Bear, you’ve seen this right? Still so, so good.

 

Song Artist Album
Down On Me Big Brother & The Holding Company Big Brother & The Holding Company Buy Song
Blue Eyes Middle Brother Middle Brother Buy Song
Little Brother (Electric) Grizzly Bear Friend Buy Song

Image credit: Travis Wright

About the Author

Travis Wright

Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

travis@wdet.org   Follow @talkinWright

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