Edgefest 2019: Out West

Edgefest, Ann Arbor’s internationally recognized annual four-day avant-garde jazz and new music festival, returns to the Kerrytown Concert House and The Blue Llama Jazz Club this October 16-19. The festival was founded in 1997 as a single day event. It’s since grown to become a major four-day musical exposition with a mission to expose new

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

Marika Hackman and Girl Friday at The Blind Pig

Marika Hackman is a 27-year-old British alternative singer-songwriter and musician. Her latest album, Any Human Friend, bluntly embraces her sexuality and reflects on “those quiet moments of reckoning with what it means to be alive, young, and cautiously enamored of it all” (Pitchfork). The Guardian gave it four stars and called it her “most accomplished

Jazzed Up

Joan Belgrave Quartet Makes Blue LLama Jazz Club Debut October 18 Joan Belgrave brings her soothing jazz vocals to Tree Town this month. The legendary Detroit jazz singer-songwriter will make her Blue LLama Jazz Club debut Friday, October 18 when she’ll perform two separate sets as part of a quartet with Zen Zadravec (piano), Ibrahim

Arlo Guthrie at the Ark

Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and son of Woody Guthrie, will perform live at the Ark on his Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour!, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film starring Guthrie as himself. Guthrie, performing for almost 60 years, is still going strong and keeping classic folk