Music Notes

Ypsilanti Social & Organizing Center Benefit

The General Defense Committee (GDC), along with other community organizations, is working towards converting a restaurant on Ecorse Rd. in Ypsilanti into a multi-purpose, Community Center and Union Hall with a plan to engage members of the community and to create a place where people can come together. The group’s mission — “Anything that fosters

Keyon Harrold

World-renowned jazz trumpeter and songwriter Keyon Harrold was born and raised in Ferguson, Missouri, in a large musical family of 16 children. Harrold left Ferguson at 18 and moved to New York where he landed his first major gig as a trumpeter. Soon he was performing alongside stars like Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé and

The Olllam

The Olllam is a progressive Celtic influenced electric indie-folk band formed in 2012. The group, a collaborative partnership of core members— Irish musician John McSherry, and Detroit natives Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin (known for their popular groups Vulfpeck, My Dear Disco and Ella Riot)— is named after the bards of Irish Kings. Heavily influenced by

YBN Cordae at the Blind Pig

To call YBN Cordae a rising star of hip hop would be an understatement. With over 200 million streams and counting, he has exploded into the forefront of the modern hip hop scene. Cordae is poised to enter the next level of fame and notoriety with the release of his major label full-length debut The

Alvin Youngblood Hart Performs at the Ark

Alvin Youngblood Hart’s bio refers to him as “The cosmic American love child of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray,” an accurate description of one of the most celebrated blues musicians performing today. Alvin Youngblood Hart preached the blues from a young age. He first came to prominence in 1996 with the release of his critically

Dave Sharp brings his Worlds Quartet to the Blue LLama Jazz Club

Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp brings his Worlds Quartet to the Blue LLama Jazz Club. The group will perform an evening of music inspired by melodies and rhythms from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece. The instrumentation of the quartet features oud, violin, bass and world percussion. They perform original compositions as well

Seattle Stomp Album Release Show

Seattle Stomp is the one-man-band brainchild of Alex Molica. You might have seen Alex performing around town behind the drum set as a member of the local rock group Towner. He is also part of the small indie collective record label Crush Grove, which is releasing his debut Seattle Stomp album, Maudlin Madness on Crush

Electric Huldra

The four band line-up for this night promises to make you want to bang your head while making your ears ring with a sonic attack. Three-piece hard rockers Electric Huldra headline the evening with a full-stack onslaught of monster metal stoner jams guaranteed to make you want to shake your fist in the air. Ypsilanti’s