Tag Archives: John Brannon

Frank Allison, opera, and the Ypsi Songfest …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

The 9th annual Ypsi Songfest kicks off this Saturday morning at the Whittaker Road library with an all-ages performance by Frank Allison… a fellow who, back in the day, pretty much shared ownership of the Ann Arbor music scene with John Brannon. Or at least that’s how I remember things back around 1990, when I […]

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Discussing race, pushing back against the “greater Ann Arbor area” brand, singing our asses off, and exploring Civil War-era cures for chronic masturbation… on episode eleven of The Saturday Six Pack

“From an old converted barbershop inside the area’s largest all-nude strip club comes the eleventh episode of the Saturday Six Pack With Mark Maynard…” This past Saturday’s show, it seems to me, was probably our most musical one to date. While we covered a hell of a lot of ground, talking about everything from race […]

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John Brannon in the Metro Times, and on SNL

The new issue of the Detroit Metro Times has a pretty good feature on John Brannon, the former lead singer of the band the Laughing Heyenas. While he’s likely more famous for his earlier band – the seminal hardcore group Negative Approach – I was never that into their music. The Laughing Heyenas, however, were […]

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