Ann Arbor’s Mark Fain showcases his songwriting prowess with his well-thought project Gun Lake. With Ryan O’Reilly on guitar, Macklin Underdown on bass, and Peter Felsman on drums, the band uses hauntingly beautiful three part harmonies to create solemn folk-rock tunes in the same vein as Mumford & Sons or Band of Horses. Their album Balfour, released in March 2011, is an exceptional example of the quality work springing from the local music scene. Each track is carefully considered, and like any choice album it is impossible to skip songs. Their voices seem to hang in the ether a little longer than the rhythm of their songs, so their harmonies are slightly left behind for you to ponder. Snap the QR Code to see Mark Fain perform a solo version of the album’s first track “Cliffhanger.” 9pm. $5. 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.woodruffsbar.com
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.