Tag Archives: music scenes

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Charlie Slick

I don’t know how to break this to you, so I’ll just come right out and say it… It looks as though beloved local pop idol Charlie Slick will soon be joining the ranks of those leaving our community. Following is his official exit interview. MARK: I’m thinking of requiring everyone who wants to leave […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Art and Culture, Mark's Life, Special Projects, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Vikram Bastian

Next Thursday, assuming I can keep the panic attacks at bay, I’ll be conducting live exit interviews in front of a raucous, beer-swilling crowd at Conor O’Neills, as part of Concentrate Media’s moderately-distinguished speaker series. (It’s free, and open to the public, but, if you’d like to attend, you need to register in advance.) Here, […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Special Projects, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments

An ambitious new noise project is launched

Today, over lunch, I mentioned to my friend Pete that it had been several weeks since anyone had asked to be my friend on Facebook. (I’d like to think that we’re unique, but I suspect old bandmates the world over talk about the same kind of nonsense when they get together over inexpensive Indian food.) […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Ideas, Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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 […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Art and Culture, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

R.E.M. and the legacy of that perfect circle of acquaintances and friends

I wasn’t going to post anything here about the recent news that R.E.M. was breaking up, until, at the gym this morning, I heard two network morning show talking heads going back and forth about how they’d only started appreciating the band in recent years. I suppose they could have meant that they were really […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Mark's Life, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Connect

Sidetrack ad Aubree’s ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative No One Cares