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Lee Fields at the Fir
Featuring footage Christian Anderson and I shot for a filmmakers’ series called Hand Shakes, here’s a backstage/ onstage pass to a Lee Fields show we attended in Portland. Truth be told, we weren’t prepared for the type of access we were given by the band (Lee and his Expressions) but we made the best of it. The result, hopefully, conveys the type of excitement and all-out energy you can expect from any given Lee Fields outing. Lee Fields and the Expressions – Live at Doug Fir from Hand Shakes on Vimeo.

40 years, 60 Minutes

We gotta give it up for local hip hop twosome and twenty twelve Kresge Artist Fellows PASSALACQUA. Their latest video for “Been A Minute” is a sweet sendoff to what was most certainly a sublime summer in the city. Check out the video below (and make sure to hit the HD) to take in the great work of Director Andy Miller and Producer Amanda LeClaire.      

The Queens Come Out at Night
Who remembers the 90s? Who remembers Record Store lines at midnight? Who remembers Z Cavariccis? OK, just checking. The internet has certainly made us all lazy. However, I’m pretty sure, if given the choice, former Prussians turned Jamaican Queens Adam Pressley and Ryan Spencer would turn back time for sake of the new release romance. Being that we’re stuck in the digital age though, we’ll have to settle for a midnight download followed by a comment party and a share. Jamaican Queens will be premiering two new singles online at their bandcamp at midnight tonight – “Kids Get Away”...

A Little Known Fact…
…Carson Daly actually gets his musical tips from Single Barrel Detroit. Please, hold the TRL jokes. And while you’re at it, check out the single Chelsea’s Calling from The Hounds Below forthcoming album here.

SUGAR MAN: FOUND! on network TV
Rodriguez continues to defy odds. Amidst an up and (mostly) down career that has spanned over 5 decades, the now 70-year-old performer made his network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. Equipped with a full orchestra behind him, and in support of the new critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the quest of two South African die hard fans to find the truth about the ever elusive artist, Sixto Diaz (Jesus) Rodriguez is finally getting the attention he has always deserved. Watch the performance below and marvel at the cold fact that life can sometimes be...

Sugar High!
Check out the official trailer for “Searching for Sugar Man” from director Malik Bendjelloul. As of yet, the film is screening in select cities and locally it’s premiering at the Main Art in Royal Oak, MI on August 10.

It’s the HEAT WAVE edition of our Liner Notes series and this time we’re lucky enough to have some brand new music to share. Have a listen to the latest recording from our friends, Computer Perfection, then be sure to let Gene take you on a trip through the sparks of influence in this synth-swirled summer song.       Gene Corduroy:   A room-sized supercomputer named Agnes falls in love with her programmer, a dorky computer scientist. Agnes needs Serious Love. It’s a Twilight Zone episode from 1964. Ray Bradbury just died. In his story, I Sing...

Vimeo is making sure that radio star stays good and dead.
There’s been some great video work coming out of Detroit lately. Check out a few videos by some familiar faces and like the hell out of them. South South Million – Blue Hoshanna (Music Video) from john anderson beavers on Vimeo. Matt Jones’s HAND OUT THE DRUGS (Official Music Video) from Cass Corridor Films on Vimeo. FAWN – No Wave (Official Video) from Quite Scientific on Vimeo.