Peninsular Place



Saul Williams

Get Inside the Mind of the World’s Greatest Slam Poet, Actor, Author and Musician Saul Williams is restless. As a slam poet, he can be kind, ferocious, funny, existential, dramatic and sensitive, all within the same minute. ...
by Paul Kitti


The Wombats

Dan Haggis, drummer for The Wombats, talks of life on the road with England’s hardest-rocking marsupials “I’d been to Disney World once when I was fourteen,” says Dan Haggis, who had always dreamed of traveling the g...
by Paul Kitti


Lightning Love, Ann Arbor, 7/25/12 by Doug Coombe

Lightning Love: Anxious. Awkward. Catchy. Magical. Blondes on the “Blonde Album.”

Alright, get ready. Leah Diehl had to pump herself up when the phone rang. She was anxious. Her band, Ypsi’s own Lightning Love, have their second full length release, “Blonde Album,” coming out and she’s battening her ...
by Jeff Milo

HoundsBelow by Chris Owyoung

The Hounds Below

Jason Stollsteimer has been there and back with the Von Bondies. Now he’s returning to the road with a new pack. Jason Stollsteimer is in a good mood. “Great, actually!” His excitement comes through over the phone the way...
by Paul Kitti


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Frank Ocean - photo by Terry Richardson

Free of Static

Upon the release of his brilliant “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean is hauling honesty into the spotlight. Back in 2011, weeks after the release of his debut mixtape “Nostalgia, Ultra,” a fan asked Frank Ocean to explain hi...
by Paul Kitti


Father John Misty 7 (2012)

The Gospel According to Father John Misty

Before you read any further, there’s a few things you need to know: First, it’s okay to be self-absorbed. Second, hooking up with a girl in a graveyard is not disrespectful. In fact, it’s actually a better way to commemor...
by Amanda Slater


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Victor Wooten

Talking Shop with Victor Wooten

To say that Victor Wooten is a phenomenal musician would be a gross understatement. Not only is Wooten the bassist for the critically acclaimed (and five-time Grammy winning) jazz fusion / post-bop / progressive / bluegrass gro...
by Amanda Slater




If you haven’t heard of Detroit band FAWN, their new album “Coastlines” or their record label Quite Scientific Records, that’s all about to change. FAWN’s recently signed with the same label that has encouraged local ...
by Mary Simkins


The Crane Wives

Light Up Electric Forest The Crane Wives’ story is both charming and unlikely. Grand Valley State University students and aspiring musicians Kate Pillsbury and Emilee Petersmark worked at the same Chinese restaurant where the...
by Amanda Slater