Music Features

Zzvava’s Zen & the Art of Indie-Rock Improvisation

Zzvava is pronounced (zee-zee-vah-vah), but we’re pretty sure they’re not stressed about you mispronouncing that. This band’s preternaturally wired to be harmonious.

Ebird & Friends 11th Annual Holiday Show

Before we get into the article, let’s check out a trailer of what awaits you at The Ark, next week… So last year, we spoke with Ann Arbor singer/songwriter Erin Zindle about marking the 10th anniversary of her EBird & Friends Holiday Show. Each year, the leader of the folk-pop/world-fusion/fiddle-fired-dance-rock ensemble The Ragbirds invites lots

Detroit Artists Sara Marie Barron, Cousin Mouth and Britney Stoney Perform at the Blind Pig (Dec 12)

Ann Arbor…! Some notable artists from Detroit are coming your way. Each of them have had outstanding 2018’s in terms of their creative output, stylistic expansion and spectacle-scale live performances…, and they’re capping off the year with a stop at The Blind Pig. _______ Sara Marie Barron released Wanna Know in the Spring; her debut album of

Tanager’s New Album ‘HZ Donut’: Premiering New Single “Tiny Galaxies”

The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion

Dani Darling—Artist To Watch in 2019

Dani Darling rescues light from darkness. With her band’s blend of soul, indie-rock, dream-pop and trip-hop, this Ann Arbor-based singer/songwriter creates mesmerizing and tender ballads with her diaphanous voice.

Louis Picasso’s latest: Behind The Paintings 2

Louis Picasso continues his prolific output with his latest, Behind The Paintings pt 2. The emcee, lyricist, producer entrepreneur, and proponent of collective cultural initiatives (see his label: Hiiiger Minds), has been hard at work these last five years, with a slew of releases and, now, some international tour dates’ logged.   Most local audiences first heard Picasso on his 2016

Appleseed Collective (INTERVIEW) – New Single: ‘Bad Habit’

Appleseed Collective Sat. Nov 4th Kerrytown Concert House 6pm-8pm 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor INFO You can stream it right here… Bad Habit The fine strands that the Appleseed Collective thread together would involve defying expectations while also delivering sonic baskets of surefire charms. Just as I can’t corral any contemporary indie-rock, punk, psych or

Zzvava Album Release – Nov 3 @ Ziggy’s

Zzvava is releasing their first album within just 10 months of existence. Their new album is a high-energy smorgasbord of boogie-ready surf-rock, jangly psychedelia, riffy power-pop and snappy indie-punk. If it feels like things change-up after every song, it’s because each track rotates in a different author, that is–the songwriting–is split four ways. Not only