We're Taking Back Sunday...

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... and now that I've got your attention...

Taking Back Sunday will perform Friday, Feb. 23rd, 7:30pm at the EMU Convocation Center.

Before you mosey on over to the concert, check out their new album, Louder Now.

BTW... Under Oath and Armor for Sleep will be performing as well... double bonus!

Can't get enough? Here are a few artists with a similar sound and style:

New Found Glory
Relient K
30 Seconds to Mars

Enjoy...

IN CONCERT: SALIVA

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Guess who's gonna be featured at the 101 WRIF Anniversary Show?

Saliva! (Honest! I wouldn't joke about something this important!) The event is Friday, Feb. 23rd at 6:30pm at the State Theatre in Detroit.

Also featured: Crossfade, Ligion, and a gaggle of other groups (No, I'm not going to tell you everyone who is performing... where's the fun in that?)

Enjoy...

--------------> Missed the Grammy Awards?

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Here’s a short... ok, not-so-short... list of award winners. If you want to know the winners in all 108 catergories, check out the Grammy website.

Personally, I question some of the choices, but I’ll hold my tongue… for now…

Album of The Year
Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way

Best Score Sountrack Album
John Williams, Composer – Memoirs of a Geisha sountrack

Best Pop Vocal Album
John Mayer - Continuum

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett - Duets: An American Classic

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Third Day – Wherever You Are

Best R&B Album
Mary J. Blige – Breakthrough

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Beyoncé – B’Day

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin – Hero

Best Alternative Music Album
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere

Best Rock Album
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Best Rap Album
Ludacris – Release Therapy

Best Electronic/Dance Album
Madonna - Confessions (on a dance floor}

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Béla Fleck - The Hidden Land

Best Traditional Folk Album
Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Bob Dylan – Modern Times

Blue October: Foiled... Again?

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Blue October is coming to Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit on Saturday, Feb. 2nd @ 8pm.

And guess what? AADL has their latest album, Foiled. If you like The Fray, then I think you'll enjoy Blue October. :-)

Anna Molly

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Guess what kids, Incubus is coming to the State Theatre (in Detroit, not A2) on Friday, Feb. 2nd @ 6:30pm.

Before you head down to the D, check out their latest album, Light Grenades. Want more? AADL has all things Incubus... well, not really... but you get my drift...

At Folsom Prison

On January 13, 1968, Columbia Records released At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash. The album was recorded live at Folsom State Prison, located in Folsom, California. Cash was joined on stage by June Carter, Carl Perkins, and Cash's band, the Tennessee Three. At Folsom Prison reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart and #13 on the Pop chart. The single Folsom City Blues was a #1 Country hit. Dressed in his signature black, Cash introducted himself to the inmates saying "I'm Johnny Cash."

I'm Dreaming of a White Yankee Doodle Stagolee!

One of the Ann Arbor District Library's outreach programs is Library Songsters, where a musician teaches K-12 students to how to write songs using information they learn in history or geography class. The students start to understand why the traditional songs they grew up singing are still popular a century or two after they were written.

There are whole books about one song: the seasonal White Christmas, the early American tune, Yankee Doodle, the ballad of a St. Louis barroom brawl, Stagolee, the folk/blues classic John Henry. New York, our most famous city, has more songs written about it than any other metropolis in America. The folk process itself is examined in volumes like American Roots Music and Making People's Music.

Did you see Idlewild?

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As far as the not-so-new-anymore Outkast movie, Idlewild goes, some loved it... some hated it...

Oh well, at the least both sides seem to agree that the soundtrack is on point... so check it out!

Jay-Z knocks us to Kingdom Come

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So... Jay-Z is retired... right... just like Jordan was...

Anyway, check out Jay-Z in his seventh solo album, Kingdom Come. It was just released around Thanksgiving and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

Let's see if it even comes close to The Black Album...

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