The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
We have details on the safety measures taken by the Blind Pig and the Blue LLama Jazz Club as they reopen, and info on upcoming socially-distanced shows.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has
Some venues are more than just bars— they’re launchpads for local musicians. They’re also regarded, varyingly, as a hideaway, a hangout, a haunt, a sanctuary where we reassemble ourselves for whatever the weeks ahead may bring… When Lo-Fi Bar in Ann Arbor opened up at the tail-end of 2018, we deemed it a “neon beacon