Zoos Of Berlin (pt. 2)

Where we start is “Above The Air…” The vocals are soft, swishing, almost like a welcoming spring breeze, rising upon a marching beat and rattling chimes. It’s a sparse intro but nonetheless stirring and ultimately ascen...
by Jeff Milo

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Zoos of Berlin – Part One

“We have no epiphanies to report, just the fruit of steady labor.” This, coming from an art-pop band who works inside of a hollowed-out factory space in Detroit… We’d like you to sample the downplayed decadence of a Zoo...
by Jeff Milo



A Breather: Animal Collective

Last March I came this close to interviewing Animal Collective for iSpy Magazine. They were scheduled to play the Royal Oak Music Theatre around St. Patrick’s Day, part of a long tour in sustained support of their 2012 releas...
by Jeff Milo


Sonic Lunch Preview: Luke Winslow-King

Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch returns today with Michigan-born, jazz artist Luke Winslow-King. The singer-songwriter studied at the acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts and Western Michigan University before uprooting ...
by Jenn Sibert


Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

The Beatles Extravaganza

Blind Pig 208 S. First St – Ann Arbor blindpigmusic.com Saturday July 27th – 7:30 pm The Beatles -Extravaganza - THE BEATLES’ INCOMPARABLE SONG interpreted by: LAITH AL-SAADI * GEORGE BEDARD & THE KINGPINS...
by Jeff Milo



S’Mittenfest Comes Together on the 20th & an acoustic Arbor Vitae showcase on the 12th

Hi there. Welcome to the weekly iSPY music blog where we round up whatever’s tumbling through our headphones from the local scene on any given Saturday morning. Beautiful basement glam sneaks its spit-shined new-wave way up o...
by Jeff Milo

The Ragbirds - 2013 Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Defining a Culture: The Ann Arbor Music Scene

Ann Arbor is number one on Forbes Magazine’s 2010 list of “Top 10 College Towns,” number two on the list of “10 Great Cities For Raising Families (Kiplinger 2010),” the seventh best city in America to find a job (US N...
by John Pederson



Ann Arbor Summer Festival — Last Chance!

Digi-Town-Cryer calling: Next week leads us into Fourth of July Weekend and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival will be winding down. If you haven’t gone yet, this would be an ideal time. That’s insipidly-bloggish and perhaps a p...
by Jeff Milo



Sonic Lunch Preview: Family of the Year

Three’s company as Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch welcomes its third performer of the summer to the downtown community this week. From Boston to Los Angeles, the folk-pop group Family of the Year brings a diverse sound to ...
by Jenn Sibert


No Better Time Than Now (Shigeto, Gregory McIntosh and More)

Happy mid-June, everybody. Before I get to my usual meandering music-essay, I’ll cut to the chase and stream some new music for you below… Shigeto’s back – good news to all Ann Arbor enthusiasts of ambient electro-trips...
by Jeff Milo