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
October 31, 2019
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.