Music & Alt Weeklys (Detroit, Ann Arbor, etc..)

  • Deep Cutz – Uncutz
    A Dialogue with Music…
  • Detour
    An online magazine devoted to sharing its wit and insight into music, film, and other media ephemera.
  • DetroitRiot
    “I write about stuff that I hear. Music, rumors about music…” -Elle
  • Eat This City
    2 guys 1 cup.
  • Metro Times
    Detroit’s most popular alternative weekly
    Detroit’s Anti-Blog promoting all the great talent in/around Detroit music, art, etc…
  • Motor City Rocks
    I think they were first at the whole Detroit music blog thing. They died for a while but are back now.
  • Real Detroit
    Detroit’s “pay attention to us too” alternative weekly.
  • SubSprawlBlog
    Blog by Livonia/Ann Arbor based indie label (featuring members of Javelins, Pop Project, Child Bite, and lots more).

Music (General)

  • Daytrotter
    Live studio sessions from your favorite elitist acts.
  • NPR: Monitor Mix
    NPR blog written by Former Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein.
  • Pitchfork Media
    Clumsy pretentious reviews from clumsy pretentious snobs.
  • Stereogum
    Licking up everything Pitchfork drops.

Political (General)

Preservation & Urban Planning

  • Model D
    The story of Detroit’s transformation — growth, development, neighborhoods, arts, culture and more.


  • Digg
    Kevin Rose’s (former TechTV host) pet project gone big time. Social bookmarking anyone?
  • Gig Posters
    Fantastic archive of concert posters and beautifully illustrated flyers.
    Social music site. Music and event recommendations based on what you listen to.
  • Tree Hugger
    I think the name says it all.

Content Management System Stuff (in use on ID)

  • WordPress
    The best CMS out there. Completely open source and easily customizable.
  • Akismet
    Prevents comment spam.
  • Compact Monthly Archive
    Displays a compact monthly archive instead of the default long list WordPress provides.
  • Exec-PHP
    Allows PHP tags inside of WordPress posts.
  • Get Recent Comments
    Displays the most recent comments or trackbacks with custom formatting.
  • Permalink Redirect
    Ensures that pages and entries are always accessed via the WordPress permalink.
  • Popularity Contest
    Enables custom ranking of posts by popularity.
  • Related Posts
    Returns a list of related WordPress entries based on active/passive keyword matches.
  • WordPress Database Backup
    Enables on-demand backups of a WordPress database.
  • WP-UserOnline
    Adds a Useronline feature to WordPress.