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Dischord’s Ian MacKaye on touring as a family, building community, making the world a better place, and what he’s got in mind for Ypsilanti this Friday evening

I had the occasion this evening to speak with Ian MacKaye, the former frontman of Minor Threat and Fugazi, who will be visiting Ypsilanti this Friday evening to play an all-ages show at the Dreamland Theater alongside Amy Farina, in their heavy yet minimalist two-piece band

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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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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 […]

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Boots reboot… Here’s what happened a week ago tonight, when Boots Riley and The Coup liberated Ypsilanti

It just occurred to me that, after all of my hype in the run-up to the big show at Woodruff’s last Sunday night, I probably owed you a final follow-up post, so that those of you weren’t at the show could experience some sense of closure… Well, the show was a blast. The Coup rocked. […]

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“Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine”… Happy Easter from Patti Smith

Patti Smith recently announced that she has a new record coming out, which will include a track with Television’s Tom Verlaine. I don’t know that I’d mention it otherwise, as I haven’t heard it yet, but, since its release happens to almost coincide with Easter, and as it gives me a reason to quote one […]

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