Tag Archives: Music

Talib Kweli Tour Travels to Ann Arbor

World renowned Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli brings his Radio Silence Tour to the Blind Pig on February 18th. Talib has worked alongside superstars Mos Def, Kanye West, J Dilla, and Madlib, but his socially conscious lyrics stand strong on their own.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Spreads Message of Hope

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

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

Grove Studios Live @ the RAC

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 &

My Girlfriend Beru

It never fails. It happens every January. I happen upon a band… (A more melodramatic music writer would say they “discover” a band)… And I say to myself, with giddy yet confounded enthusiasm, what took me so long to find this band?  Ya know, it’s sort of in that vein of organizing, processing, and posting your