Every single thing about this article from FOTO magazine is amazing: “When KISS Rocked Cadillac – KISS was on the cusp of superstardom when a small, conservative town in northern Michigan invited the band to visit. The rest is rock history.” It sounds like a Hollywood screenwriter’s fantasy: a small-town high-school football team turns around … Continue reading When KISS rocked Cadillac, Michigan
Video: Lindsay Lou – “Satellite” From Southland, out now. Lindsay Lou Rilko and her band the Flatbellys started in Michigan playing traditional bluegrass. They’ve relocated to Nashville and expanded their sound, but they called their previous album Ionia (as in the Michigan town) and they still come up north to make their videos. Rilko talked … Continue reading New Lindsay Lou video: Satellite
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.
MP3: Dana Falconberry – “Petoskey Stone” from Though I Didn’t Call It Came, out January 24 on Crossbill Records. Anybody who’s spent any time in Northern Michigan should immediately be able to relate to this song. “When I was a kid I would spend hours searching for them along the shores of the Lake, dipping … Continue reading Dana Falconberry – Petoskey Stone