I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Fuzz Fest features 11 bands per night, including Detroit breakout acts like TART, and legendary grimy punk auteurs like Timmy’s Organism …
Nadim Azzam bridges folk to pop to hip-hop. He brings an acoustic guitar with lyrics that can often wear the proverbial heart on the sleeve, but the chording is concentrated into quickened pop-hook staccatos with a soul intonation that sings catchy choruses but raps descriptive bars in between. I’ve come to believe that no one
Louis Picasso says that Hiiigher Minds is getting better every day. But that’s not a boast – it’s an overarching statement referring to several facets of making a lasting community of careers in creating music. Picasso (otherwise known as Louis Gholston), is the Ypsi-based emcee and producer leading a collective of artists, and many
It’s been really endearing to see YpsiArboroo grow over the years… Not all of us can afford to go to Bonnaroo. Not all of us want to go to Bonnaroo. But what if we could have something like a SXSW, a Coachella, or a Bonnaroo-scope smorgasbord of opportunities to experience live music, and what if
Inner turmoil and tension is coiled and churned into a hauntingly beautiful ambient sonic patchwork by Ypsi-based sound sculptor Sonny Dulphi. His latest batch of recordings, Agony or Orgasm, dropped online last week. Agony or Orgasm by Sonny Dulphi We’ve had our ears bent in the direction of songwriter/lyricist/guitarist/producer Matt Hughes (a.k.a. Sonny Dulphi) for a
You’re a petal in the breeze when you hear Karla Kane. Her fairy-tale folk arrangements are imbued with a calmness and a caprice. Her chosen instrument, the ever sprightly ukulele, carries her tender, airy voice like a radiant nimbus. But Kane, who comes to Ann Arbor on May 11, is more inclined toward fables,