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40 years, 60 Minutes

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.

Jr. Jr. do Coco
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. took a break from their tour to perform “Simple Girl” on Conan last night. Dressed to the nines, Josh got to display to all of TBS land his superior whistling skills and weirdo tele-microphone while Daniel bore a striking resemblance to that other guy in the commercials that aired in between.

Nothing but Detroit Love
(not-so) Local music duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. placed in both Paste Magazine’s 50 Best Albums and 50 Best Songs of 2011 – an incredible feat for some homegrown talent. It’s a Corporate World was #6 on the list, while the single Nothing But Our Love came in at #14. I know…rock lists are lame. But we can’t help but be excited for the Jr.’s and their success.

Poor English, Pt. 1
The first part of Prussia’s much anticipated Poor English is available now! Head over to and pay-what-you-like for the download. Poor English is a three part affair, and each will be available in 10″ vinyl + digital download for 7 american dollars.   Pt. 1 Tracklist: Sheep Hunt Sister Mediator Bleeder   *Cover artwork by Justin Ames      

A teaser
Take a trip with J. Anton Blatz and Rene Wymer as Chapter 6 in their Adventures close to home series finds them wide-eyed on the set of our upcoming Four Films project. Enjoy the piece HERE and keep an ear turned for news on the release.   *** Illustration by Rene Wymer

Progress Report Report
The boys at Progress Report have been busy (we’ll spare you an unoriginal pun). Their album comes out this Friday, and to celebrate they’re throwing an album release party which will also serve as a kickoff for a month long tour. In addition to that, they have a new website which has already made friends with our website and wants to meet your website and produce little website spawn. The internet is so damn sexy that way.

Four Films For Attention: A Single Barrel Detroit Project
In an effort to help lift one of our favorite Detroit bands to the point of national attention, we’ve decided to embark on an ambitious 2 month-long film project. Its creation will feature the bountiful time, care and craft of many in Detroit’s artistic community and will be filmed at a richly-historic Detroit location. We want to keep the mystery band a surprise for as long as we can…but we can give you a few clues: They are one of the most talented bands in the city – hands down, they’re unsigned, and they will soon be releasing their...

Detroit Photographer exhibited
Photographer Cybelle Codish, who shot the stills for our Satin Peaches series, is having her work displayed at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Read all about her recent successes!