Monthly Archives: March 2012

Local Pop/Rock Band Vies for Chance to Open for Bruce Springsteen

Pop/rock band Tone & Niche won the local round for this year’s Hard Rock Rising contest. They now advance to the global competition where they will go up against 85 other acts. Each band represents a different Hard Rock Cafe location, from Detroit to Edinburgh, Jakarta to Medellin. The grand prize winner of the battle…

How to Kill Time in an Airport

I am currently traveling and have spent some better parts of the day trapped inside various airports. If you don’t have a plan, you could run out of things to read, watch and do. Here are a few tips that I may just keep you sane while traveling. Exercise: Most airports have miles of terminal…

4 Ways to Style This Spring

It’s time to ditch the boots and the sweaters and freshen and lighten up the wardrobe for spring. With so many cute new finds, we’ve narrowed it to four things you’ll need to add to your spring wardrobe, and we found them all in Royal Oak. Neon: Biff! Bam! Pow! Electric day-glow colors are injecting…

Love at first bite: Dago Joe’s food truck serves Detroit

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If you’re hoping for checkered tablecloths, this won’t cut it. Nor will you find chianti bottles with candles stuck inside. Nope, this is street food, Dago Joe’s style. Grab it and go. Back to the office, your car, or a picnic on Cadillac Square. But don’t mistake this for fast food. It’s not an Italian…

NBA Champ is an All-Pro Dad

For 17 years Lindsey Hunter made a living in the NBA as a point guard running offenses in Detroit, Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago. The Mississippi native has a high school state championship and two NBA championships in his achievement chest of honors. But this past weekend the father of four got to be a…

The Hunger Games: Review

The Hunger Games is a futuristic tale set in a post apocalyptic world where 13 districts are forced to participate in an annual event for rebelling 74 years earlier. A boy and girl are chosen from each destitute district and forced to fight to the death. The winner brings home a years worth of food…

Urbane Writer’s East Coast Tour Journal

Urbane Life Music and Movies writer MJ Galbraith is currently on an East Coast tour. Here are his dispatches from the road. Downtown Stroudsburg PA: Our first date on the tour was a show at East Stroudsburg University. After the show, we walked around the neighboring downtown and had some drinks with an Irishman. Playing…

New Music Video by Passalacqua and Doc Waffles

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This week Passalacqua (hip hop duo Mister and Cold Men Young’s Blacksmith) and Doc Waffles dropped a music video for “Dead Fish Eyes,” the new single printed on a limited edition 7″ vinyl. “Dead Fish Eyes” is one of the more pronounceable titles from this group of rappers, but it’s certainly not lacking in the expected wordplay: I…

Au Natural Allergy Remedies

Spring has sprung early and the unseasonably warm weather, though welcomed by most, has given way to early onset of seasonal allergies. Sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes and throat are only a few symptoms that really throw a wrench into our outdoor activities. There are a number of options for allergy relief but for those who…

Get the Opening Day Party Rolling!

There’s no bigger party in Detroit than Opening Day. “It’s not just about the baseball game,” says Regina Stocco, founder of The Social Connection. “It’s about spring.” It’s her and her staff’s job to help get the party started and get it started early on eight motor coaches that will take about 400 people from…