All posts by Jeff Milo

Jeff covers music for Current, posting weekly show previews and highlighting new bands in the area.

Brother Elsey

Intimate and epic Americana to the Ark The three brothers of Brother Elsey are looking forward to the intimacy within The Ark. Brady, Beau, and Jack Stablein have been recording and performing a rousing blend of Americana and neo-country ballads for several years now, layering songs with evocative sheens of reverb, swelling harmonies, and road

Judy Banker’s Buffalo Motel

New album captures the permanence of memories When I talk to Judy Banker about her new album, Buffalo Motel, I can’t avoid my first question being about one particular song, “Haggerty.” I can’t wait for you to hear it in a live setting at The Ark on January 9. Even with headphones, a potent poignancy

Mittenfest XIV Moves To Riverside Arts Center, December 27-29

Mittenfest will be back for its fourteenth year, this time at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. This three-day local music festival is a fundraiser for 826Michigan’s ongoing nonprofit education work in regional schools to bolster students’ expository and creative writing skills. Mittenfest is a grassroots philanthropic celebration started and sustained by local music fans