The holidays may be over, but hopefully you left a little room for a slice of something delectable. Janice Leach, a local English teacher and writer, has launched a creative and delicious side-business. Why Not Pie? is a virtual bakery where Leach creates homemade pies each week for pickup or delivery, taking; “Some things I feel more confident making – I tend to avoid cream pies in the summer, but I’ll try anything,” said Leach. “I love to get a new recipe from customers and try it out.” Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, including fresh Michigan apples for her special caramel apple pie. Keep an eye out for her red raspberry pie to start the year through Valentine’s Day.
The first time I heard JUNGLEFOWL, they knocked me out of my chair. It was 2015 and Melissa Coppola had sent me the tracks that would eventually be released as the debut EP for her new band with guitarist Stefan Carr–a power duo! But a power duo that I couldn’t place, in the best way–it
Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation. These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd… Doogatron Album Release Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy) Sleezy
Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit
Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.