All posts by Jeff Milo

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

Judy Banker’s Buffalo Motel

New album captures the permanence of memories When I talk to Judy Banker about her new album, Buffalo Motel, I can’t avoid my first question being about one particular song, “Haggerty.” I can’t wait for you to hear it in a live setting at The Ark on January 9. Even with headphones, a potent poignancy

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