Ypsilanti Heritage Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Presented by Cueter / Chrysler / Jeep / Dodge / Ram is proud to announce the celebration of its 35th Anniversary on August 16 –18 in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Mich. As Ypsilanti’s pr...
by iSPY Team


Best Coast Loves Cali and Doesn’t Mind Singing About It

Photo credit: David Black It’s completely normal for musicians to write songs about the love of their life, but it’s a completely different animal when that love is a state. Bethany Cosentino (vocals, guitar) and Bobb Bruno...
by Treasure Groh



Flint Eastwood: Go Ahead, Punk, Make Me Dance

Selves-confidence. I know that phrase sounds funny when you read it back, but Flint Eastwood can make sense of it. Because this Detroit quartet’s still just a little naïve yet, or they’ve truly got superhuman capacities fo...
by Jeff Milo

American Mars at Belle Isle

American Mars: Seen From The Western Side Of Things

Photo by Chris Scalise The men from American Mars must have felt like strangers in a strange land when they first started experimenting with a more Western (or dare we say country-esque twanging) type of music around a place li...
by Jeff Milo


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Get to Know Your Captain, Ivory

We caught up with one of our featured artists at this year’s Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair iSPY Magazine Stage, Captain Ivory. Get to know this up and coming band on the move in SE Michigan! Tell us a little about your band. ...
by iSPY Team


July Cover

Read the July Issue Online

The July issue of iSPY Magazine is all about the 2013 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair AND our iSPY Magazine Stage. Go inside and see who’s playing, what art you should definitely check out and more. We’ve also got some gr...
by iSPY Team


Toro y Moi makes waves in Detroit

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, his protean Toro Y Moi proje...
by Amanda Slater



The Hand in the Ocean

Here are the basics: The Hand in the Ocean is Nate Tapling, Jordan Evans and Jeremy Dulac. They have a new EP entitled “Tree/Forts” and are scheduled to perform on the iSPY stage at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this month . Recen...
by Ross Huff



Camera Obscura’s Drive and Desire

Gavin Dunbar admits “…it’s been a long time coming.” The bassist for Glasgow-based indie-pop outfit Camera Obscura sounds as anxious as any fan, sighing with relief regarding their latest album, “Desire Lines” �...
by Jeff Milo


Stepdad Helps Ring in Three Years of iSPY Magazine

Stepdad specializes in catchy, electronic pop – upbeat, danceable, fun stuff that’s both perfect for a dance party and as background music for day to day life. The former Chicago-based outfit now calls Grand Rapids, Mich ho...
by Amanda Slater