EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints

Erika M. Anderson emerges from the ashes of her former project Gowns with an unsettlingly beautiful collection of songs about pain and loss. There’s a lack of timidity in the way this music is expressed. It’s almost as though Anderson snoozed her way…

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Not Quite Finished Yet!

It felt fitting to borrow a line from one of Detroit’s icons, Eminem, to succinctly sum up the end of that game. It was a frantic, chaotic, messy, and exciting end to a game that saw the Wings go up three goals early, give up a goal in each of the three periods to square it up, before Darren Helm caused the Joe Louis Arena’s top to blow.

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Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

This difficult-to-classify New York band has crafted its finest, weirdest, and most uplifting statement yet. This is not a pop record per se, but the stuff of pop records collected, melted down, and then dribbled Jackson Pollock-style onto a canvas. …

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Wings Best Not Enough, Head to the Brink

For the second time in three games, the Wings lost a lead in the third period and fell in overtime, this time pushing them to the brink of elimination, staring a daunting 0-3 hole square in the face. It is a task that has only been accomplished three times prior in the long history of the NHL, the most recent coming in last year’s Eastern Conference Semi-finals. Oddly enough, that same Philadelphia Flyers team is again facing an 0-3 deficit to the team they knocked off in 7 games last year, the Boston Bruins. The Wings will be hoping for a similar fortune over the next week, instead of the 5 game defeat they suffered at the hands of the Sharks last year.

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Wings Still Searching for Answers

The Wings will head back to Detroit with some serious questions, and no definitive answers…yet. Mike Babcock thought that he had the answers for a team that looked over-matched in Game 1, but it produced little in the way of results in Game 2. After the jump, I’ll take a look at what coach Babcock wanted to see out of his group today, and whether or not he got it, as well as a look ahead to some possible changes for Game 3 and beyond.

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Howard’s Stellar Performance Wasted, Sharks Take Game 1

The Wings led tonight’s contest for about 40 minutes, but it wasn’t enough in the end as the Sharks tied it up midway through the third, and won the game in extra time on a goal from probably the least likely guy on either team. Let’s get to the recap after the break.

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DJ Quik – The Book of David

For more than 20 years, gifted West Coast producer/rapper DJ Quik has been the secret ingredient in dozens of L.A. gangsta rap classics, often without receiving a proper credit. He’s released gold and platinum albums, and helped craft them for Tupac,…

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Wings v. Sharks: Round 2 Preview

It will have been more than a week since the Red Wings eliminated the Phoenix Coyotes when they lace ’em up for Game 1 against the Sharks on Friday night. The Wings 6-3 victory over the Coyotes in Game 4 made them the first team to advance on to Round 2, and now 7 days later, there are still four teams unsure of their future beyond tonight. What we do know is that the Wings will open their series up in San Jose on Friday night (time TBA), continuing on Sunday at 3pm, before moving back to Detroit for Games 3 & 4 on Wednesday and Friday.

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Zetterberg Good to Go; Who Comes Out?

More good news for Red Wings fans! On Wednesday night, they wrapped up their four game sweep of the 6th seeded Phoenix Coyotes, a series they completed without the services of their leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg. Today, word came down that Zetterberg will miss no more time with his left knee injury. While it still remains to be seen who the Wings will play in Round 2, and when that round will start, the Wings can take comfort in knowing that they’ll have #40 back on the ice.

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Cass McCombs –

The enigmatic singer-songwriter returns with a dark set of songs backed by spare instrumentation and crafts what might be his best LP yet. 2009’s Catacombs had McCombs stripping away the instrumentation he had built up around his songs, ending wi…

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Round 1 Wrap-Up…or Should That be Sweep up?

The Red Wings became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round last night when their 6-3 win over the Coyotes completed a round one sweep. The series played out almost perfectly for the Wings, with very little to complain about if you’re a fan of the team. After the break, we’ll take a look at how the Red Wings dispatched the Coyotes and look ahead to who they might be facing in Round 2.

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Bust out your brooms, cuz that’s a SWEEP!

The Wings and Coyotes teamed up for the closest-played game of the series, but it was not enough  for Phoenix to save their season and potentially their franchise. Spurred on by two late goals from funky angles by Danny Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi, and then an empty netter by Patrick Eaves, the Wings put the series to bed, doubling up on the Coyotes.

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