All posts by Jeff Milo

Jeff covers music for Current, posting weekly show previews and highlighting new bands in the area.

Mittenfest XIV Moves To Riverside Arts Center, December 27-29

Mittenfest will be back for its fourteenth year, this time at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. This three-day local music festival is a fundraiser for 826Michigan’s ongoing nonprofit education work in regional schools to bolster students’ expository and creative writing skills. Mittenfest is a grassroots philanthropic celebration started and sustained by local music fans

Liquid Thickness: funk that finds the balance between adventurous and engaging

Local ensemble releases debut album this month | Nov 15 at the Blind Pig It’s hard to start this article without just asking you, the reader, to repeat that name: Liquid Thickness. It’s evocative of the live experience (and forthcoming recordings) of this Ypsilanti-based funk/soul ensemble, balancing a flexible fluidity with a solid synchronicity. Liquid

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