City Slang: Home for the Holidaze

December 8, 2012
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City Slang: Home for the Holidaze

The 10th annual Home for the Holidaze songwriter showcase and charity drive takes place at the Corktown Tavern on Friday, December 21. Static Network says that it has “been hosting this night of song for the past ten years to benefit the community’s homeless residents. The event brings together six local singer-songwriters in one...
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City Slang: Black Jake teams up with Lac La Belle

December 8, 2012
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City Slang: Black Jake teams up with Lac La Belle

Black Jake & the Carnies will play the Ark in Ann Arbor on December 21 with Lac La Belle, simultaneously waving goodbye to departing mandolin player Zach Pollock. They say, “Never afraid to eschew exploiting tragedy for personal gain, Black Jake & The Carnies are taking advantage of Zach’s farewell appearance to construct a...
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It’s Miller time on Comedy Central

December 7, 2012
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For those of you in need of a laugh to lift sagging spirits — and we imagine there are lot of you, given what’s being going down in Lansing these past few days — we offer this clip from a recent episode of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show featuring U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, a...
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City Slang: Mr Piano Killer

December 7, 2012
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City Slang: Mr Piano Killer

Brent McKay of the Strange, plus Erik Nordin, will perform at the Jazz Café tonight, Friday, December 7, as Mr. Piano Killer. The show is free, from 6-8 p.m., and the Brandon Rose Band is also on the bill. They say, “Mr. Piano Killer consisting of Erik Nordin and Brent Mckay, mold musical movements...
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Lyman Woodard’s Drummers’ Night Dance Party

December 6, 2012
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Lyman Woodard’s Drummers’ Night Dance Party

This year, the organization dedicated to the memory of jazz man Lyman Woodard will bring out the drums. We’re talking serious trapsmen with penchant for pounding. The Lyman Woodard Organization for the Arts launches its inaugural season with an encore presentation of the Drummers’ Nite Out Dance Party, where aficionados of the rhythm section...
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Urinal Cake Records’ First Year – New Gardens Grow(s)

December 6, 2012
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Urinal Cake Records’ First Year – New Gardens Grow(s)

One year, eight records… and a formula of pure fandom vindicated. Keep on keenly chasing the strange-frothy surf of this SE-MI’s surfeit of sounds and you’ll feel that the tide keeps coming, the creative energy keeps cresting, the splash, one hopes, has not yet hit its high water mark, has not yet pulled back…...
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