Chris Zehnder has been a compelling presence in the Music Scene in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. He cut his teeth with The Avery Set, a great band that was done too soon. College, travel and life itself intervened to give Chris a wanderlust that served him well. As a result, Zehnder matured and blossomed as an artist.
17th March, 2016 | 0 Comments
We do not see things as they are We see them as we are - an old Talmudic saying Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann, best known as the scientist who synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), died of a heart attack in the village of Berg in Leimental, Switzerland on April 29th, 2008 at the ripe old age of 102.
27th February, 2014 | 0 Comments
Al Jacquez returns to the pod to secure the legacy of one of Michigan's greatest bands. Savage Grace was considered by many rock writers to be an unusual Michigan rock band in that they incorporated more intricate jazz and blues signatures instead of relying on high-octane rock with a capital “R”.
31st May, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rich Williams, the extraordinary riff-meister of Kansas, sat down for a deep collar interview with Review Magazine. Kansas is preparing for another extended tour in 2012 that will include a stop at the historic Temple Theatre in Saginaw.
26th January, 2012 | 0 Comments
It isn't everyday that one band emerges out of the pack to lead a cultural change that is as astonishing as it is necessary. The Tosspints have been an integral part of the water clock, bringing ancient sounds and stories back to the future in perfect calibration with our innate need to hear music and feel rhythm.
17th November, 2011 | 0 Comments
This book is a balls-on polemic about the Great American Swindle executed by Wall Street looters and their political shills – Democrats as well as Republicans. The big lie revealed by Taibbi isn’t about liberal or conservative ideals; it runs along class lines and is scaffolded by intense greed.
15th September, 2011 | 0 Comments
Editor’s Note: Headlining the two-day Crispy Music Festival on August 19-20th will be The Meatmen, appearing on August 19th in the parking lot and inside at White’s Bar. Spearheaded by Chris Palmer, the two-day festival will also feature headliner’s Tension Head, fresh from their appearance at this year’s Mayhem Festival at DTE, filling in for The Meat Puppets, who had to cancel their appearance (see accompanying letter at this end of this feature).
11th August, 2011 | 0 Comments
Listening to this new Silverspork CD is like opening a door to a blast furnace and basking in the heavy metal blaze as it seers your brain and melts your face. This band has the raw power of Iggy & the Stooges, the intensity of Eminem, the healing and prophecy of Bob Marley and the lucid political analysis of Noam Chomsky.
18th November, 2010 | 0 Comments
Alicia Warrington has toured the world with Kelly Osbourne and gigged with the Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus machine. She was the drummer for one of my favorite Michigan bands, the Gore Gore Girls, building her rock & roll chops with classic garage and punk rhythms.
29th July, 2010 | 0 Comments
As a folk artist John Vasquez is a helluva rocker. On this disc, Vasquez and the Bearinger Boys fashion a vintage Kinks sound based on ancient blues and R&B and English folk music to create a series of tone poems that rely more on mood than wordplay and metaphor.
29th January, 2009 | 0 Comments