Music Features

A Place to Co-Operate

The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s

Jazzed Up

Joan Belgrave Quartet Makes Blue LLama Jazz Club Debut October 18 Joan Belgrave brings her soothing jazz vocals to Tree Town this month. The legendary Detroit jazz singer-songwriter will make her Blue LLama Jazz Club debut Friday, October 18 when she’ll perform two separate sets as part of a quartet with Zen Zadravec (piano), Ibrahim

Tyler Duncan On Versatility & Community

by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases

Ticket to Ride: Swizzille Trip’s ‘Psychedelic Friday’ Aug. 30 at The Blind Pig

Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor

Hymns of the Huron

Singer/songwriter Kat Steih discusses her latest

Child Bite And More At Fuzz Fest 6

Expand your musical consciousness three nights in a row, at the Blind Pig, starting June 20.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Forge a Sturdy Foundation Through Songs

Singer/songwriter Joe Hertler is hyper-aware of the pace of life, and how fast everything can seem to move, sometimes…, especially a music career. The leader of The Rainbow Seekers is looking back on more than 10 years of songwriting, eight years as a band leader, and 30 years on this planet, contemplating how “…everyone’s on

YpsiArboroo # 8: Four Days, Two Cities, Eight Venues

Each year, local singer/songwriter Chris Anderson curates a multi-day / multi-venue showcase of regional musical artists for a local festival that give music lovers who can’t afford the ticket (or the travel) to the massive-scale-extravagance of out-of-state shindigs like Bonnaroo a chance to have a memorable live music experience…., right here, in town… …In TOWNS, I