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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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Old men rant about “the problem with kids today” at the Shadow Art Fair

Among the musical acts to perform at yesterday’s Shadow Art Fair was band called Druid Perfume. I know Brewery management wasn’t too happy about the volume, but I found them to be a nice change of pace from the other, decidedly quieter, bands on the bill. (All the bands that I saw were great, by […]

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Brandon Zwagerman on Mittenfest IV

Brandon Zwagerman doesn’t live here anymore. But he stays connected to the local music scene through Mittenfest, an annual winter showcase of Michigan bands, which he organizes from his home in New York. This year’s Mittenfest, to be held at the Elbow Room in Ypsilanti beginning New Year’s Eve, spans 4-days, and involves 40-bands. Following […]

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