Music Features

Tanager’s New Album ‘HZ Donut’: Premiering New Single “Tiny Galaxies”

The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion

Dani Darling—Artist To Watch in 2019

Dani Darling rescues light from darkness. With her band’s blend of soul, indie-rock, dream-pop and trip-hop, this Ann Arbor-based singer/songwriter creates mesmerizing and tender ballads with her diaphanous voice.

Louis Picasso’s latest: Behind The Paintings 2

Louis Picasso continues his prolific output with his latest, Behind The Paintings pt 2. The emcee, lyricist, producer entrepreneur, and proponent of collective cultural initiatives (see his label: Hiiiger Minds), has been hard at work these last five years, with a slew of releases and, now, some international tour dates’ logged.   Most local audiences first heard Picasso on his 2016

Appleseed Collective (INTERVIEW) – New Single: ‘Bad Habit’

Appleseed Collective Sat. Nov 4th Kerrytown Concert House 6pm-8pm 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor INFO You can stream it right here… Bad Habit The fine strands that the Appleseed Collective thread together would involve defying expectations while also delivering sonic baskets of surefire charms. Just as I can’t corral any contemporary indie-rock, punk, psych or

Zzvava Album Release – Nov 3 @ Ziggy’s

Zzvava is releasing their first album within just 10 months of existence. Their new album is a high-energy smorgasbord of boogie-ready surf-rock, jangly psychedelia, riffy power-pop and snappy indie-punk. If it feels like things change-up after every song, it’s because each track rotates in a different author, that is–the songwriting–is split four ways. Not only

JUNGLEFOWL’S New EP ‘Secret Society’ (INTERVIEW)

The first time I heard JUNGLEFOWL, they knocked me out of my chair. It was 2015 and Melissa Coppola had sent me the tracks that would eventually be released as the debut EP for her new band with guitarist Stefan Carr–a power duo! But a power duo that I couldn’t place, in the best way–it

Doogatron Release Debut Album

Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation. These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd… Doogatron Album Release Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy) Sleezy

“All The Fragile Pretty Things…” Listening To The New Album by Little Traps

Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit