Tag Archives: Powell’s

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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The Untold History of Zines…. Gregory Hischak on Farm Pulp

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp tiny sliver of it that I find most interesting, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of those former and current zine publishers that I know, and asking them about their motivations and experiences. Today’s interview is […]

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Ypsi’s Lightening Love spills the beans on local Ypsi-Arbor hot spots to CMJ

A few times a month, the music industry magazine CMJ asks a band to write a “scene report” for their website, kind of giving a little glimpse into what’s going on culture-wise in their hometown. Well, today’s CMJ scene report is from none other than Leah Diehl, of Ypsi’s own Lightening Love. For the most […]

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Eating lobster at George’s Huron Inn

A few days ago, as I was walking aimlessly around town, I ended up in front of Powell’s Pub, and it occurred to me to check on Yelp and see what people had to say about the place. I didn’t find anything scandalous (I’m always hoping for stories of bandaids being found in burgers), but […]

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In Hasan’s bedroom

Last night, one thing led to another, and, like so many co-eds before me, I ended up above Woodruff’s, in the bedroom of Hasan O’Shea.* Fortunately, MarkMaynard.com cub reporter Patrick Elkins was on had to capture the excitement. And, yeah, I drank too much. That’s what happens, I guess, when you run into Patrick at […]

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