As someone who was born in Michigan and lived there until I was in college, this list makes me pretty nostalgic. One big thing I’d add to the list:
TECHNO! (and a lot of other good electronic music). Detroit was the birthplace of this influential music genre. Every Memorial Day weekend there’s a huge electronic music festival in Detroit. They call it “Movement” now, but to me it’ll always be DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) It was nice to see the Frankenmuth pic. I lived there from age 4-13. …and I’d add Bavarian Inn & Bronners to that part. As for what people are saying about the whole “South Detroit” thing, I know quite well that there is no such thing, but it still makes me strangely gleeful when that song comes up in karaoke way out here in Japan. Feels like a nice little reminder.