Tag Archives: Music – Feature

Festive summer scene means fun for all

As the summer months approach in Ann Arbor, the concert and club scene heats up with the temperature. The free Top of the Park events associated with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival provide great communal opportunities for fans of jazz and all other kinds of music.

Our own fests

 Don’t get me wrong — I love local music. I’m all about it. I know, all too well, that I needn’t hem and haw, all anxious and longingly, over the fact that Festivals, audaciously gargantuan festivals, indeed, requiring that capital F, are happening more than a thousand miles away…

Sincere Americana

Bill Bynum and Co.’s new CD is titled Less is More. If you had to come up with a nutshell description of their music, that phrase would do nicely. Adjectives such as genuine, authentic, sincere, satisfying and pleasing would also be useful in any longer narrative about the group and their music.

Remembering roots

The man I’m looking forward to most is Billy Bragg, the British “alternative rock musician.” He’s been sticking it to the establishment for over 30 years, but he hates being labeled as a political songwriter…