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Sense of Place: Detroit –Exploring Marshall Crenshaw’s Detroit Record Collection

October 25, 2013 - Marshall Crenshaw grew up within the cultural vortex of Detroit. He has a strong connection to the city returning often for the annual Concert of Colors.
Sense of Place: Detroit –You Can’t Take The Detroit Out of Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne joins us for our Sense of Place Detroit and talks a bit about growing up in the environs of the Motor City.
Sense of Place: Detroit – So Many Bands, Here Are Five To Check Out

October 25, 2013 - To find out about new local bands for our Sense of Place series stop in Detroit we went to the source, Ann Delisi, the host of Essential Music on WDET-FM.
Sense of Place: Detroit The Music And Story Of Rodriguez Of Waiting For Sugarman

October 23, 2013 - For our Sense of Place series we are revisiting an interview with the Detroit musician Rodriguez. This interview was recorded in 2009 when Rodriguez's early 70s albums Cold Fact and Coming From Reality were being re-released.
Detroit Sense of Place: Producer Don Was Comes Home To Detroit To Record Hip-Hop Artist Mike Ellison

October 24,2013 - A special session for our Detroit Sense of Place series. It features Detroit hip-hop musician Mike Ellison. He is known for his strong performances and his social activism performing at Detroit’s annual Concert Of Colors that showcases world performers alongside Detroit musicians.
Detroit’s Electric 6 Sing About “Human Sexual Behavior, Masculinity, Dancing, Fast Food and Fire”

October 24, 2013 - Our Sense of Place visit to Detroit continues with the venerable six piece Detroit garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal band The Electric 6.
Sense of Place: Detroit Guitarist and Producer and Life-Long Detroiter Dennis Coffey

Guitarist Dennis Coffey spent a lot of time in The Snakepit (the musicians nickname for Motown’s Studio A). Coffey tells us today how he got in with producer Norman Whitfield at Motown when he played the wah wah pedal for the classic opening of The Temptations “Cloud Nine. ”
Sense of Place: Detroit Jason Stollsteimer Of Von Bondies Finds A New Sound With The Hounds Below

October 23, 2013 - Even before the popular garage rock band The Von Bondies started to dissolve in 2009, lead singer Jason Stollsteimer was already writing the poppier songs that make up the repitoire of The Hounds Below.
Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Sense of Place Detroit: Was (Not Was) Reunites On The World Cafe

We go back into the archives today for a session with the, at the time, briefly reunited Was (Not Was) who toured in 2005 and came by the World Cafe.

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