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The Disinformants, Crime Victims and Nick Zomparelli usher in Totally Awesome Fest 2016 …on episode 45 of the Saturday Six Pack

Every year, in late April, a free, all-ages, multi-venue festival of weirdness called Totally Awesome Fest descends upon the sleepy little midwestern hamlet of Ypsilanti. There’s no escape from it. No one is immune. Like it or not, you will experience beauty and magic. It permeates every element of village life. Walking through town, one […]

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Hijacking a local karaoke night, the reclusive Patrick Elkins announces his intention to take Totally Awesome Fest international this year

Every year, at about this time, Patrick Elkins, the director of Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest (TAF), calls a big press conference to formally announce the coming festivities. And, every year, invariably, I’m the only member of the professional press to show up. This year’s press conference, which took place yesterday evening during a hijacked karaoke […]

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Singing about heartbroken monsters with Fangs and Twang, discussing the condition of Michigan’s roads with Representative David Rutledge, and reliving the horrors of Totally Awesome Fest… on episode 16 of The Saturday Six Pack

My favorite moment of this week’s episode happened within just the first few minutes. I was looking at State Representative David Rutledge’s face when Fangs and Twang performed the opening theme song that they’d written for the show, and he was just beaming. While I think he genuinely liked the song, which was admittedly pretty […]

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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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Rebel Kind at Totally Awesome Fest 9

There was a lot to like about this year’s Totally Awesome Fest. Among my favorite things was the set by Rebel Kind at dusk on Friday, on the banks of the Huron River. There was just something really beautiful about the way the swaying trees and the warm glow of the lamp worked in concert […]

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