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Dr. Manhattan’s ‘Jam Dreams’ Is [Finally] Headed To Vinyl

Michigan’s Have Fun Records have announced plans to release a first-ever pressing of Dr. Manhattan‘s Jam Dreams in late September 2014.

News of the indie label’s plans to bring Jam Dreams to vinyl were made public earlier today, August 18. In a letter to fans and friends, a representative for Have Fun wrote:

It’s finally here! An invite to a Jam Dream!

Dr. Manhattan from Wacaonda, IL, will be re-issuing their sophomore LP ‘Jam Dreams’ on vinyl via MI-based indie label Have Fun Records. The album features 12 groovy tracks from the party-punk band co-produced alongside Saves the Day’s

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UTG Album Premiere: Get Stoked – ‘Washington Street’

This is a fact we have no doubt mentioned a thousand times in the past, but UTG is a product of Michigan. We may have moved our offices several times since launching on the campus of Ferris State University in the spring of 2008, but that does not mean our hearts ever left the so-called Mitten State. Part of this is due to the fact the majority of our staff’s family still resides there, and the rest is due to the understanding that no other state offers a more robust or diverse collection of incredible unsigned talent than the 26th …

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Cities And Years Launch “Situations” Live Music Video

Michigan Melodic Hardcore group, Cities And Years launched their brand new live music video earlier via idobi Howl for their track “Situations”.

The video is compiled with head bangs, beer throws, moshing, and just straight up live insanity to show everyone what a Cities And Years show is all about.

You can view the insanity right after the jump. …

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Assassins Release “We The People” Lyric Video

Motor City metalcore group Assassins released a brand new lyric video earlier today for their track called “We The People.”

The band recently dropped a brand new album titled War Of Aggression back in March, in which the track is featured on. You can view the lyric video right after the jump.

Be sure to keep up with the band and see what they are doing. According to a Facebook post, they have some news to announce real soon, so keep an eye out for that.…

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A War Within Release Track Featuring Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate

Metalcore trio A War Within have released another new track today titled “Rawsome,” featuring special guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt from Escape The Fate. The band recently released a track last week titled “Holding On” which they also launched a music video for.

The track itself is filled with straight-up rock and roll. If you’re looking for that new party anthem for the rest of the summer, “Rawsome” is right up your alley to blare through your sound system.

You can stream “Rawsome” right after the jump.…

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MUSIC VIDEO: A War Within – “Holding On”

Michigan metalcore trio A War Within have released their music video for their track “Holding On.” From the hard hitting riffs to the heart pounding drums, A War Within is set to continue their journey in the metalcore world to bring everyone something entertaining to remember. Vocalist Mike Oliver explains, “This song is something I wrote to help motivate me when I was at my lowest. They helped me through tough times and I hope they’ll help someone through hard times as well.”

For fans of I See Stars, The Word Alive and bands alike, A War Within is about …

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Man Dies At Electric Forest Festival In Michigan

Another week, another tale of a young person losing their life while enjoying EDM.

Police in Michigan are investigating the death of a young man at last weekend’s Electric Forest Festival.

According to reports, Brian Brockette was a 20-year-old volunteer from nearby Caledonia, Michigan. He passed away on Sunday, the last night of the weekend-long festival, but at this time no cause of death has been determined. The Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office will complete its investigation after receiving the final autopsy report. Michigan State Police released the following statement about the death:

“The Michigan State Police Hart Post and

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Wilson Mix Horror And Rock In “If You Ever Leave Me, I Will Find You” Video

Michigan party rock icons Wilson are at the top of the badass underground rock band echelon. They have certainly made big moves towards becoming the international sensations they deserve to be, but for the time being we still consider them one of our favorite bands to tell people they owe it to themselves to discover. After you see what they have done for their latest video, you will probably do the same.

“If You Ever Leave Me, I Will Find You” is the latest track from 2013′s Full Blast Fuckery to be given a proper promotional push. The song’s official …

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LYRIC VIDEO: The Banshee Pilot – “Tall Hot Blonde”

Michigan post-hardcore band The Banshee Pilot have released a lyric video for their track “Tall Hot Blonde.” For fans of My Chemical Romance, Underoath and Senses Fail, you will instantly get into The Banshee Pilot. With melodic vocals and heart-pounding drums, the band is ready to show everyone what they’ve got, and with the release of “Tall Hot Blonde” it’s only the beginning. This band is one to keep your eyes locked in on.

“Tall Hot Blonde” can be streamed right after the jump.…

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Jack & The Bear Inks Deal With The Arbor Agency And North Star Media

Today, The Arbor Agency has announced Jack & The Bear as its third signing to their Michigan-based management company. Hailing from the city of Bolles Harbor, MI, Jack is a bug-eyed, cocker spaniel, influential figure and diddly derider. The Bear, an acronym for the first four founding members of the band: Brandon, Evan, Adam and Reggie. For fans of Deer Tick, Gogol Bordello and Foxy Shazam, Jack & The Bear is “the greatest thing you will ever see, probably.” In addition to past features on MTV’s renowned series Catfish and Teen Mom, Jack & The Bear will be …

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Stream Phish’s New Basketball-Inspired Song, “The Line”

It’s been five years since Phish last released an album, but next month we’ll get a taste of their new sound. Fuegothe band’s 12th album, is the first since 2009′s Joy and will be released on June 24 via JEMP Records. Today, however, we get a peek at the record with single “The Line.”

“The Line” revolves around the basketball court, and more specifically Darius Washington, Jr. When Phish debuted the song on Halloween last year, the band explained that it’s in regard to Washington missing two free throws at the end of the Final Four Michigan State …

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Michigan’s Don’t Call It A Fest Announces First Wave Of Artists For 2014

It’s hard to write about something that calls itself Don’t Call It A Fest without using the phrase festival, but I am going to try my best.

Don’t Call It A Fest, a Michigan based music event, has unveiled the first wave of artists for its 2014 gathering in August. The lineup includes Magrudergrind, YAITW (Young And In The Way), The Banner, Dangers, Full Of Hell, Graf Orlock, Architect, Cloud Rat, Holy, and Of Feather And Bone. You can view a poster promoting the event at the end of this post.

Don’t Call It A Fest 2014 will take place …