At about the midway point on his month-long tour, we saw Joe Jackson at the Michigan Theater this past Saturday night. It was probably the fourth time we’ve seen him. Some middle-aged fanboys in the row behind us were trying to top one another with shows they’d seen. One said the last time he saw … Continue reading Joe Jackson in Ann Arbor: Who Said Anything About Love?
This is unlike any other music festival I’ve experienced, not because it takes place in myriad locations about the west-side neighborhood all at the same time, but because the performance spaces are people’s porches, backyards, stoops, and living rooms, usually belonging to the musicians themselves.
The Levon Helm Band at The Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI, March 19, 2012 Me and Levon go way back. Waaaay back. All the way back to… 1985 or so. I was in my early teens, the Bob Dylan box set Biograph had just come out, and I was listening to that a lot. My dad’s … Continue reading The Levon Helm Band at The Michigan Theater
Elvis Costello and the Imposters put on the perfect rock and roll show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And Stephen Macaulay might never bother seeing him in concert again. Why tamper with perfection?
It was Wilco channeled through King Crimson channeled through Blue Cheer performed by Wilco. Wilco at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.