City Slang: Black Jake & the Carnies record ode to Ypsilanti Poopslider

May 12, 2014
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City Slang: Black Jake & the Carnies record ode to Ypsilanti Poopslider

Ypsilanti punk-grass band Black Jake & the Carnies has recorded a song about the Mystery Pooper that has been terrorizing a play park. Not to be taken too seriously, the band says, “For immediate… er uh… “release”… it’s POOPSLIDER! Installment #1 of our new Quick&Dirty Garage Singles, Poopslider is the epic barn-burning vengeance rant...
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City Slang: Black Jake and the Crane Wives at the Ark

December 2, 2013
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City Slang: Black Jake and the Crane Wives at the Ark

Ypsilanti bluegrass punks Black Jake & the Carnies will perform on a bill with Grand Rapids band the Crane Wives at the Ark in Ann Arbor on Friday, Decembr 6. Black Jake says, “Ypsilanti-based outfit Black Jake & The Carnies and their Grand Rapids counterparts, The Crane Wives, together represent the best of Michigan’s...
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City Slang: Black Jake and the Carnies to get Halloween-y

September 23, 2013
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City Slang: Black Jake and the Carnies to get Halloween-y

Ypsilanti bluegrass-punks Black Jake & the Carnies will host “Black Jake’s Halloween Showcase” at Woodruff’s on October 25. The bill also features The Gepetto Files and The Doppelgänger Circus Sideshow. They say, “The leaves are changing, the pumpkins are ripening, and there’s a distinct chill to the air which foretells the coming of All...
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