Big Strick Interview in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Big Strick Interview by Gehrik Mohr, Photos by Lance Bashi   Leonard Strickland aka Big Strick is a DJ, producer and founder of his label 7 Days Entertainment. His tracks are the essence of what the world looks to Detroit for: spine shaking, yet groovy tracks with that analog rawness.  He has also released several…

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Craig Huckaby Article in DEQ Magazine Issue 14

Craig Huckaby article and photos by Vince Patricola. additional art Blair French. ::: I frowned. In my eagerness to research free spirited percussionist, poet, collector and DJ Craig Huckaby I checked his discography on a popular music site online. It listed his name and described him as “Mike Huckaby’s brother.” Period.  That’s it.   Undoubtedly…

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Portage Garage Sounds Cover Story in DEQ Issue 14

Portage Garage Sounds by Vicki Siolos. Photos by Devin Williams   What comes to mind when you think of a record label? Artists, their music, vinyl, streaming, tours, press. There is usually a cohesive ethos that captures a certain mindset or mission. Portage Garage Sounds is all of these, but with roots so deeply planted…

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Summer Oasis article in DEQ 13

Summer Oasis article written by Vince Patricola, Photos by Linda Kubit Are you planning a camping vacation this summer? If so, you need to consider visiting Idlewild, Michigan August 17-19th, 2018 for a tent music festival called Summer Oasis, that takes place on nearby Paradise Lake. It’s a yearly glamping (glamorous, luxurious camping) weekend experience…

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