The Detroit music scene has been getting national attention in recent weeks, ever since White Stripes frontman Jack White opened an office for his Third Man record label in the city’s Cass Corridor. The poverty-stricken neighborhood has been tagged for urban renewal, and will benefit from a soon-to-be-opened vinyl-pressing plant. The operation will use eight brand new presses to help alleviate the global backlog on record pressing. White grew up in Detroit, and the White Stripes was very much though of as a Detroit original when they were coming up in the early 2000s. White’s allegiance to the city has been questioned in recent years however, after White opened his Third Man Records label in Nashville. Signs of his relationship with Detroit thawing were evident earlier this year when Third Man signed a pair of promising Michigan artists, Timmy’s Organism and Wolf Eyes. To take a closer look at the significance of Third Man opening in Cass Corridor, and perhaps garner some insights as to where the Detroit scene is headed, NPR Music correspondent Eric Ducker spoke at length with Mike McGonigal, the music editor for the Detroit Metro Times. Check out a few choice excerpts from that chat below, or Click Here to read the interview in its entirety.