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Sense of Place: Detroit Episode Guide

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Ann Delisi Top 5

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. A close observer of...Read More

Detroit’s Electric 6 Sing About “Human Sexual Behavior, Masculinity, Dancing, Fast Food and Fire”

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. The band has been together since 1996 and...Read More

Producer Don Was Comes Home To Detroit To Record Hip-Hop Artist Mike Ellison

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...Read More

The Music And Story Of Rodriguez Of Waiting For Sugarman

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...Read More

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...Read More

Jason Stollsteimer Of Von Bondies Finds A New Sound With The Hounds Below

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...Read More

Don Was Plays Bonnie Raitt, B-52’s And More of His Productions

We are resurrecting the very first of a World Cafe series called Producer Profiles from 1992 when we talked with Don Was about his work with a number of artists including Bonnie Raitt...Read More

Was, Not Was from the World Cafe Archives

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. They had not had...Read More

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. In the 1960s Wayne was co-founder of...Read More

From The Archives The Debut of The Raconteurs from 2006

For our Sense of Place Detroit we go back to 2006 for our first visit with a new band that people already had expectations of because one member was Jack White of...Read More

Author Steve Miller Talks His Oral History Detroit Rock City

How did Detroit become Detroit Rock City as author Steve Miller says in his Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City? The book is an oral history with everyone...Read More

Vintage Cafe: White Stripes’ Jack White from 2003

Jack White may have left Detroit for Nashville but Detroit is the city where The White Stripes began and Third Man records as well. This session took place in 2003 when The...Read More

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