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Jack & The Bear

On a cool evening in middle October, the seven members of Jack & the Bear settled at a cozy wooden table inside B-24 Espresso Bar. Sipping large mugs of coffee and sharing cookies, Brandon James, Adam Schreiber, Evan Close,...
by Treasure Groh



The Redneck Poet from Gadsden, Alabama Drive about two hours northeast of the beautiful University of Alabama campus and you’ll reach Gadsden. It’s the kind of place where shotguns are toted as loosely as iPods, where you�...
by Paul Kitti


Nervous But Excited - Photo by Susie Giang

A Farewell to Folk: Nervous But Excited’s Last Hurrah (For Now)

To say that the name Nervous But Excited is an extension of the musicians themselves would be a misnomer, as duo Sarah Cleaver and Kate Peterson appear to pretty much anything but nervous. And as for the “But Excited” part?...
by Treasure Groh


Detropia Premier (Soundtrack) + Congress’ Maker

Two things this week: ONE: Detropia is a surreal insight into the accelerated depletion of Detroit, in manufacturing, financing, and in population, directed by the Oscar-nominated creators of Jesus Camp, exploring what the Moto...
by Jeff Milo


Kelly Klever Massage

Music Makers // Congress – Shigeto – SelfSays and Buffay, too

I’m indoors cuz I can’t go out… Actually, I can’t get out. Over here in metro Detroit, the indomitable/abominable Woodward Dream Cruise is currently slugging through our main vein of transportation, with pop-up carnival...
by Jeff Milo


In Fact - Photo by Whitney Kane

In Fact’s First Tracks – New Ypsi-Electronica – New E.P. (First show: 8.15.12)

What is it about atmospheric electronica? Trancey trip-hop… Intricately layered, glitch-adorned, synth-swirled dream-pop… Brings out the moon, stars and the mystery inherent to faint luminance, to fluorescence glowing o...
by Jeff Milo

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



Festival Hopping? Shop Local, YpsiArboroo

Chris Anderson’s turning 29 and wants to exit his 20’s like a boss. Or like Marvel super-spy Nick Fury – as he’s assembled what’s essentially the Arbor/Ypsi music scene equivalent to a valiantly unwieldy blockbuster a...
by Jeff Milo


Blog 5.15

Local Song Revue: SLGTM, Spanish Radio, Misty & more

It’s been a busy month in Ypsi-music-making, listeners, thus that this is less a blog post and really a rehash of recently streamable songs from your neighbors. The passing of children’s author (a misleading genre-designati...
by Jeff Milo


The High Strung’s ¿Possible o’ Impossible? + Totally Awesome Fest #8

The Totally Awesome Fest is all about audience engagement; a whitewater rapid’s-splashing-together of culture, from music, to visual arts, to more eccentric forms, namely shadow puppetry, streaming across a range of easily na...
by Jeff Milo



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