Detroit Jazz Festival announces tentative 2024 lineup

The Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation unveiled the initial lineup for this year's event — considered the world’s largest free jazz...

MI Local: Hear poetry from John Sinclair, new music from Annie Bacon and more

This week on Mi Local, I feature some brand new homegrown tracks spanning the genres of folk and indie-pop, to...

The Metro: Detroit’s Movement festival celebrates techno music’s history, progression

Movement Electronic Music Festival recently announced its 2024 lineup. The renowned Detroit event celebrates the history of techno — in...

Mic Check: Detroit artist Saxappeal honing his craft through prolific music experiences

Saxophonist, educator, producer and multi-instrumentalist LaDarrel Johnson — also known as Saxappeal — has taken his love for music and...

Nominations sought for Detroit’s poet laureate and composer laureate

The city of Detroit is currently seeking nominations for a new poet laureate, and — for the first time —...

Emerging artist Candace Nicole takes her sound to the next level with new album

Detroit-based composer, pianist and bandleader Candace Nicole has become a presence on the local music scene with a rhythmic blending...

Ann Delisi: Celebrating 65 years of Motown Records

Sixty-five years ago, on Jan. 12, 1959, Motown Records was born. No one could have predicted the parade of supremely...

Soul Saturday: Black Milk on his musical roots, inspiration behind latest album

2023 was a momentous year for local rapper and producer Black Milk, marking the release of his eighth studio album,...

CultureShift: Remembering the great Amp Fiddler

Friends, family members and Detroit’s music community at large are still reeling from the news of Detroit funk and soul...

Detroit funk and soul ‘ambassador’ Amp Fiddler dies at 65

Joseph “Amp” Fiddler, a beloved musician, producer, and arbiter of soul and funk music in Detroit, has died Monday at...

CultureShift: Satin Doll Revue to revisit Detroit’s rich jazz legacy with holiday show

Back by popular demand, the Satin Doll Revue is making its return this weekend to Bert’s Warehouse Theater in Detroit. ...

CultureShift: Music Hall expansion aims to create new hub for Detroit music

The Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is planning a major expansion project to further immerse itself in...