Michigan Music Mix for Valentine’s Day!

. February 12, 2018.

Love is bliss. Love is pain. Love is catharsis and it’s messy and it’s marvelous. Love is the greatest and worst thing, ever. Love has inspired more songs than anything else in the history of humans making music to express their feelings.

Whether you have it in abundance or if its just freshly fallen apart, listening to a love song can either heal your wounds or heighten your happiness. Best of all, a love song is contemplation-set-to-melody; it’s the heart-heavy sonic sigh you let out as you make an inventory of those knotty emotions and come to the conclusions of just why you’re so madly in love with someone, or, hopefully, realize there’s either more to life, or more proverbial fish in the sea, as it were…

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One of my favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with THE BANG’s monthly DJ dance party at the Blind Pig. Each year, they do a “love” themed curation of funk, soup, hip-hop, disco and so much more. Doors open at 9:30 an the show is 18+. This is Saturday, Feb 17 at the Blind Pig (More info).

MEANWHILE….
I surfed around Spotify to find Love Songs by Michigan bands – from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit, and beyond!

 

And a few bonus tracks…!

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