Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Might Obama have plans to “jade helm” Ypsilanti as well as well as Texas?

Does anyone else find it odd that, after sitting vacant for over a dozen years, we now, almost overnight, have a new dollar store on Water Street? I know the government’s secret, troop-moving tunnel infrastructure is just supposed to connect Walmarts in the southwest, but might it not be possible that the recently-discovered Jade Helm […]

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State Rep. Dave Rutledge takes your calls, monster songs with Fangs and Twang, and a Totally Awesome Fest recap… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

In the wake of yesterday’s positive coverage in Concentrate, the phone hasn’t stopped ringing. Strip club owners from around the country have been calling, asking how they too can get on the microwatt AM bandwagon. One would have thought that operating a strip club would bring in enough money to pay the bills, but apparently […]

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After a long, successful run, Ypsilanti’s SPUR Studios to close in July

It just became official that SPUR Studios would be closing on July 31, after six years in operation. Launched during the summer of 2009 by James Marks, the founder of Ypsilanti screen printing shop VG Kids, the constantly buzzing hive of interconnected studio spaces has served as home for dozens, if not hundreds, of local […]

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The Saturday Six Pack is dubbed Ypsilanti’s “wild weekly block party” by Concentrate Media

While we were all sleeping, the little elves at Concentrate Media posted a very nice feature about The Saturday Six Pack. Here, to give you a flavor of the piece, is how it begins. You could call “The Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard” a political affairs forum, a performing arts showcase, or a free-form […]

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The ugly return of EMU’s racist mascot, injuries on the set of A Prairie Home Companion, and naming the band Farewell Phoenix… on episode 15 of the Saturday Six Pack

This show came together kind of naturally. It all started a few weeks back, when I got an email from local musician J.T. Garfield. He’d wanted to let me know about an incident involving a friend of his, Nathan Phillips, a local Native American man. Phillips, according to Garfield, had just stopped by his house […]

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