United Historic Marker Celebration

Posted by & filed under EDUCATION, Preservation.

We just got a great message from United Sound Systems: Greetings United Sound Supporter! We are very excited to announce that United Sound Systems Recording Studios has been deemed a Historic site by the Michigan Historical Commission! We invite you to celebrate this great milestone with us on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at […]

Graystone Audio Preservation Progress

Posted by & filed under Audio, Interviews, Music.

Our ally Ryan Jonik has been working diligently over the last year to accession, inventory, and digitize over a hundred tapes recorded by the Graystone International Jazz Museum during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of these tapes were recorded by former President of the Graystone Museum James Ruffner who died in 2013. (His partner in […]

Ain’t Too Proud…

Posted by & filed under ENDANGERED, ISSUES, workinonit.

Dear Detroit Sound Conservancy Ally, On the week of our 5th birthday, I come with my hat in my hands. I’m writing you because I know you care deeply about our collections and our mission and that we must maintain and protect these collections. Last year, we made the tough decision to pull our collections […]

Come to our 5th Birthday!

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Turntables & Taps – Birthday Edition! Feat. DSC & James Wailin The #ParliamentRoom at Otus Supply is proud to present the Birthday Edition of #TurntablesandTaps! Monday, April 24 – we celebrate the 5th Birthday of Detroit Sound Conservancy with a special night of groove. We’ll be featuring James Wailin’s own Hi-Fi Vintage Pop-Up Shop as […]

Live 6 Sound: The Chessmate

Posted by & filed under Events, Listening Spaces, Oral History.

The Chessmate, at the corner of Livernois and 6, has a history of late night concerts, cutting-edge acts, and legendary troubadours, as well as nights of joy and pain, from high school students watching James Cotton play harmonica in the middle of Livernois, to a teen being shot by the Errol Flynns after a night […]

We Are Hiring

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Detroit Sound Conservancy Development and Programming Paid Internship — Winter 2017 Job Description About the Detroit Sound Conservancy The Detroit Sound Conservancy’s mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s musical heritage through advocacy, preservation, and education in a spirit of vigilance and solidarity. The Detroit Sound Conservancy addresses severe challenges in the […]

Heaven 2017

Posted by & filed under In Memoriam, PROJECTS, Uncategorized.

In 2017, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, in collaboration with Audio Rescue Team, Haute To Death and other partners, will rehabilitate the sound system to Club Heaven. We will have more details to share early in the new year. Far too many of DJ Ken Collier’s “children” at Heaven were directly affected by AIDs. In addition, […]

Restaging the Stage

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We are currently hard at work “restaging” the Blue Bird stage for transport to Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017. Here are some recent photos of our process. Read more about our work with the Blue Bird Inn since 2012 here.

Looking Back at #detroitsound3

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The following review and photo gallery are by #detroitsound3 assistant, student, and self-proclaimed Culture Creator Amanda Sweet (@amandasweet106). When I first heard about Detroit Sound Conservancy, I was sent an email about helping volunteer to do video. After taking a look at the work that the organization has done, I immediately knew that I wanted […]