Music Features

Matthew Dear Remixes a Mustang on New Single

World-renowned Ann Arbor-based electronic music producer/songwriter Matthew Dear has created a new single that samples the futuristic sounds of the new Mustang Mach-E!

The Ins and Outs of Building a Home Music Studio

Learn to build a home studio setup from scratch. Apart from a laptop, what else do enterprising musicians need to start recording from home?

Artist Spotlight: Producer Tommee Profitt Brings Everything into his Music

Grand Rapids native and music producer Tommee Profitt talks about his experience in the music industry and his thoughts on his latest release, “Faking Love.”

Album Review: Monte Pride’s ‘Even in Absence’

I keep to a couple of my own theories about folk music, and Lansing-based singer/songwriter Monte Pride is subtly, and even gracefully, confirming them on his new album, Even In Absence. If we distilled our motivation for listening to music in terms of the rewards that a finely-crafted song can provide for its listener, it

Album Review: Ethan Daniel Davidson’s ‘Come Down Lonesome’

Ethan Daniel Davidson is a Detroit-based troubadour who conjures evocative Americana-folk dreamscapes. His latest album is available August 21 via Blue Arrow Records

Local Music You Need to Check Out

While Ann Arbor’s signature music events, such as the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and Sonic Lunch, have been canceled, there are still plenty of ways to listen to artists from the area. These artists range in age and genre but there is something for everyone’s tastes. All of these artists have released content, such as

Artist Spotlight: Kenyatta Rashon Sparks Self-Confidence through Song

We spoke with Ypsi-based artist Kenyatta Rashon about imbuing her lyrics with self-confidence and inspiring her fans to trust in their abilities and assertiveness.

Album Review: Brian Koenigsknecht’s ‘Healing Bridge’

Let’s ask two questions: What does music truly mean to you, in your life? And when’s the last time you had a good cry? We mean that really good type of cry, the cathartic cry, the one that makes you feel more alive, once the tears are dried. And when it comes to the value