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Folk

MP3: Dana Falconberry – Petoskey Stone

I’m a sucker for any song that mentions anything Michigan-related. Most recently Bon Iver’s “Michicant” and Sujfan Stevens’ charming album cover for Michigan. The latest track to file under that category is Dana Falconberry‘s “Petoskey Stone”. The song’s elegant feel and Falconberry’s serene vocals match the subject matter no doubt. Oh and Petoskey stones are […]

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Covers

Jukebox Junkies @ Bourbon Jakes – 6/27

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend last time (like me), the best cover band you haven’t checked out yet has another show lined up. The Jukebox Junkies will be returning to Bourbon Jake’s in Rochester on Saturday, June 27th. Everything I heard about their first outing was great (especially “Use Somebody”), so hopefully this […]

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Detroit Indie Indie Pop

While I Was Out…

While I was out: -Eminem put out a trash-worthy 1st single -MSU lost to a superior team at Ford Field (but a great run nevertheless) -The Pistons decided this season didn’t really matter and played their way out of a 7 seed Not great times in Michigan, I’m afraid. As I recoup from a great […]

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Electrosoul

Tunde Olaniran: "Trill"? yes

This week an insane amount of bands, managers, dj’s and music industry folk descended on Austin, TX for South by Southwest. From everything I’ve drooled about over the past few years, it sounds like its mecca for a music fan.  Bands perform show after show with day parties and bar nights that create insane 1 […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Rothbury Festival

The initial lineup was released for Rothbury Festival ’09, which takes place on the west side of my home state, Michigan.  Last year was the inaugural year and has some hailing it as “the new Bonnaroo”.  The fact that Rothbury 2.0 is happening is great news considering all the economic problems in MI and the […]

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Festivalist

Rothbury: A Music Festival….in Michigan?!?!?

While I was going through my daily routine of scouring music sites for the latest news, I was not very shocked to see another 3-day music festival scheduled for this summer. From Woodstock to South By Southwest, fans have paid their savings ($100-$500) to check out mile-long lists of “it” bands on a long weekend. […]

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Indie Pop

Anathallo: An Unexpected Find

The best thing about being open to new music, is that you often hear it when you least expect it. For example, I was told about Mt. Pleasant, Michigan based Anathallo when I got a haircut a month ago. The band consists of 8 members and play a variety of instruments including the underrated flugellorn. […]