Just as I was becoming self-conscious of over-using my references to an abstract sub-genre like “neo-folk,” lo & behold, Little Traps comes along and smacks some sense into me. I say smack, but really the Ann Arbor trio’s knack for melody and an exuberant playing style supremely sweetened the encounter and bent my ear
Love is bliss. Love is pain. Love is catharsis and it’s messy and it’s marvelous. Love is the greatest and worst thing, ever. Love has inspired more songs than anything else in the history of humans making music to express their feelings. Whether you have it in abundance or if its just freshly fallen apart,
Singer/songwriter Seth Bernard is as well known for his music as he is for his community advocacy. The Earthwork Music founder recently released his third album in almost as many years, Eggtones for Fun, a break of brief levity spiced with a blend of sweet folk songs, strummy waltzes and some headier/heavier rock dirges,
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM) creates a transformative experience with uplifting vocal music. The heavenly harmonies of this South African mbube acapella ensemble come to The Ark this month, part of an extensive world tour in support of their two recent albums.
The music of Gyp$y can be an outlier, or a chameleon; it is a composite of several genres at once, and because of that it can fit with a broad range of lineups. While Ann Arbor based producer Johnny Malek may be melding several things at once, R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, house music, “…a unique
We’ve been posting monthly updates about Grove Studios as they work toward their ultimate goal of setting up a space for local musicians. This week, though, week we’ve got to tell you about some live local music at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Grove Studios was spearheaded by members of the Ypsilanti art &