MUSIC


9/26/2012, 10:59pm

The White Ravens playing in Ypsi

Ann Arbor band The White Ravens have developed a decent following over the years, with two self-released albums and a third set to be released soon.


9/19/2012, 9:49pm

Next on Alt-J’s tour: Blind Pig

The British band ?, which formed in 2007, released their first album earlier this year. You may be wondering, “What kind of a band name is ??” It’s actually the Greek letter “delta,” and their name is pronounced Alt-J (‘Alt-J’ being the command to achieve the delta symbol on a Mac computer). It’s like Prince’s “Love Symbol” if he were more computer savvy.


9/19/2012, 9:36pm

Steinway Campaign relaunches

Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Music and Dance will celebrate the relaunch of an ongoing campaign to outfit the entire department with Steinway pianos with an event at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater Sept.


9/16/2012, 8:05pm

Local band Rospoem plays show at Launch Board Shop

Ann Arbor’s Launch Board Shop has housed a few local concerts and this past Saturday, Sept. 15 local ambient, post-rock band Rospoem was the latest to play a show there. For a band that assembled in the fall of last year they’ve come a long way. With an EP released and another recording in the works, they’re one of Ann Arbor’s latest bands to watch out for.


9/16/2012, 7:58pm

Neutral Milk Hotel meets hip-hop mix

On his Bandcamp page, user Psychosis’ description reads, “Psychosis is a video game programmer who accidentally found audio editing software and the world has been paying the price ever since,” and his slogan is, “Oops, looks like I accidently put one song over another song.


9/12/2012, 10:55pm

Staff music picks: September

“Broken Social Scene’s self-titled album could not have made it back onto my playlists with better timing.


9/9/2012, 9:35pm

New Wainwright impresses

As musicians get older, the natural contemplation of death can result in more thought, emotion and personal ideas in their music.


9/9/2012, 9:26pm

Oddcore, Alibi Crew team up

Ypsilanti-based music producers Oddcore Productions and Alibi Crew will be hosting the “Out of the Box” remix compilation release party Saturday, Sept. 15 at Crossroad’s Bar & Grill, 517 W. Cross St. in Ypsilanti, just south of Eastern Michigan University’s campus.


8/21/2012, 9:48pm

Indie-rock band Wussy flexes musical muscles

In 2000, Chuck Cleaver, guitarist and singer for the Cincinnati-based Ass Ponys, was asked to do a solo set. Knowing he had stage fright, his friend Lisa Walker asked if he had ever considered singing with another person. He wrote some words on a napkin; the two of them sang together and a vocal musical duo was born.