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The Washtenaw ID Project, Detroit Metro Times Managing Editor Michael Jackman, life in Ypsi during the Civil War, and lycra-wearing Ann Arbor ex-patriot Jim Roll …on this weekend’s episode of The Saturday Six Pack

In the wake of Alan Almond’s death earlier this week, several people wrote to me and asked if I’d consider picking up the torch, dropping my voice a few octaves, and bringing surreal, sexy jazz patter back to the Detroit metro area. And, while I’d hate to give up what we’ve created with The Saturday […]

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Free beer at Woodruff’s on Wednesday for those who are interested in discussing the local music industry

This Wednesday, at about 5:15 PM, the folks from the online magazine Concentrate will be hosting an event at Woodruff’s, in Ypsi. The event, which is part of their monthly speaker series, will feature local music industry insiders Jim Roll and Fred Thomas. (Our friend Shelley Sallant, who you’ll remember was noted in Forest Juziuk’s […]

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Mittenfest V is right around the corner

Over New Year’s weekend, Ypsilanti will, as it’s done for the past four years, play host to the incredible Michigan music festival known as Mittenfest. Following is a short interview I conducted online with organizers Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters and Amy Sumerton on what they’ve got in store for us this year, and how the […]

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Mittenfest wrap-up

Last week, before I was sidetracked by the big ceremonial rib-breaking, I asked some of the folks involved with Mittenfest this year to take a moment and write down their thoughts about how this year’s festival went, what they’re most likely to remember, and what, if any, thoughts they’ve had since about how to do […]

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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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