Music Features

Frances Luke Accord @ The Ark, Feb 6

There’s a renaissance in folk music that’s been germinating around the southern shores of Lake Michigan over the last five years – and Frances Luke Accord are a vibrant component to a gallery of contemporaries that include The Accidentals and The Crane Wives. Their new EP comes out January 25 and its titled Silver & Gold; here’s

Throwaway at the Blind Pig with Louis Picasso and Scissor Now – Jan 24

We’re all weirdos or strangers or awkward stumblers in this life… Throwaway faces that inherent eccentricity and denies it any ability to make one feel alienated by dramatizing alienation by way of accentuation: like a paper bag over one’s face. You might call this guitar/drum duo punk, or noise-rock, but that’s a result of your

Shaggy 2 Dope Talks About His Blind Pig Show, Dropkicking Fred Durst, and Going Solo

(Full disclosure: Jason Webber is a former employee of Psychopathic Records) Shaggy 2 Dope is the George Harrison of Insane Clown Posse. He’s the quiet one…at least until you get him talking about things he’s passionate about—ICP’s Juggalo fanbase, music, and the Dark Carnival mythos that runs throughout ICP’s body of work, which—sorry, haters—is now

Picasso’s Latest: Behind The Paintings Pt. 2

Live incarnation of Picasso’s latest: Behind The Paintings pt 2.

Mittenfest

  Here’s what Mittenfest means to me… If I imagine a day when I’m no longer ‘on the scene…,’ when I’m no longer as ‘into’ live local music…, when I’m slowing down and not keeping up as much as I do…, then the fondest memories, the most vivid mental Polaraoids that will slide through my

Zzvava’s Zen & the Art of Indie-Rock Improvisation

Zzvava is pronounced (zee-zee-vah-vah), but we’re pretty sure they’re not stressed about you mispronouncing that. This band’s preternaturally wired to be harmonious.

Ebird & Friends 11th Annual Holiday Show

Before we get into the article, let’s check out a trailer of what awaits you at The Ark, next week… So last year, we spoke with Ann Arbor singer/songwriter Erin Zindle about marking the 10th anniversary of her EBird & Friends Holiday Show. Each year, the leader of the folk-pop/world-fusion/fiddle-fired-dance-rock ensemble The Ragbirds invites lots

Detroit Artists Sara Marie Barron, Cousin Mouth and Britney Stoney Perform at the Blind Pig (Dec 12)

Ann Arbor…! Some notable artists from Detroit are coming your way. Each of them have had outstanding 2018’s in terms of their creative output, stylistic expansion and spectacle-scale live performances…, and they’re capping off the year with a stop at The Blind Pig. _______ Sara Marie Barron released Wanna Know in the Spring; her debut album of