Friday, December 16, 2005

One more show!

Hey everyone, there is one show happening tonight that everyone should try to see, and I forgot about it in my last post.

The RFD Boys are playing at The Ark TONIGHT at 8 pm. A bluegrass band with local roots, they first played while still U of M students in 1969, when bluegrass was fairly unknown in Michigan. Since then, they've toured the US and Europe, have been covered in several Music Magazines, and have made a career out of their love for bluegrass. Whether you're a bluegrass lover, or someone who has never listened, this show will be worth checking out, the Boys have a rep of about 750 songs, so its likely that they'll play something everyone will like.

Tickets are $11 for the public, and $10 for students, and area available only at the door.

I'm thinking about going, so I hope to see some b-school faces there!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Good shows from December 14-21, 2005

There are 2 shows at The Ark in the next week which should not be missed.

The first is THURSDAY, December 15, 2005. The Trinidad Tripoli Steelband will be playing a show called "Calypso Christmas" just in time to warm up Ann Arbor for the holidays. The group formed in the forties and has played for Queen Elizabeth, along with winning various musical competitions around the world. I haven't seen them, but friends of mine who visited Trinidad saw the group when they had a dinner with the US embassador there, and they have told me that the group is amazing. So if you're free Thursday, check out the show.

Tickets are available on The Ark website or at the door for $12.50, or on

The second show is MONDAY, December 19, 2005. The Ark will be holding The 4th Annual Concert for Peace where the areas top musicians play and all proceeds go to peace programs. For more information go to the Michigan Peaceworks site, it has info on all of their events in the area.

Tickets are available on The Ark website or at the door for $15, or on

Monday, December 12, 2005

Blog Update

I probably should have mentioned all of this earlier, but if you're looking for fun things in Ann Arbor that don't necessarily involve music, please check out my Group Site. The blog covers sports, housing activities, nightlife, and theater performances.

Also, big show on Thursday December 15, 2005:

Aerosmith is playing at The Palace with guest Lenny Kravitz at 7:30 pm. You all know and love them both, and lets face it, you should see them now, as we don't know how much longer Aerosmith will be playing (I hope a while, but we can't be sure).

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $125 (plus all of the crazy convenience charges that they add)

Hope you're enjoying my blog, I'll have another post up in the next couple days to let you know which shows to see this weekend.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Hey guys, TONIGHT (Sunday December 11) there was a big show that i forgot about, but it should be mentioned.

Katherine Schell of Bay City played tonight at The Michigan Theater. She was awarded VH1 Song of the Year 2005, and has an album called Emptier Streets coming out in March. All funds from the show are going to Special Days Camp.

Tickets were only $7 for students, and $10 for the general public, and were available at the Michigan Theater and on Ticketmaster.

I know that its late, but you should check her out when she plays again in the area.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Live Music in Ann Arbor

Here are a few of the shows to see this week

FRIDAY: The Dicks and Janes, a coed student a capella group, is having a fall concert on December 9th. It will be held in the Michigan Union Ball Room, starting at 8pm.

Tickets will be available at the door, and the price is TBA.

SATURDAY: Martin Sexton will be playing a few of the songs off of his new album "Camp Holiday," for FREE at Borders on Liberty, on Saturday at 4pm. He's also playing a show later that night at The Ark. Martin is one of the greatest songwriters and performers of our time, combining many genres to create a sound that is distinctive and amazing. (His Nov. release "Camp Holiday" is amazing!)

Tickets are available for $22 at The Ark or on Ticketmaster

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ann Arbor Music Nov. 29-Dec 3

There are a lot of amazing shows scheduled in the area this week, but a few that I would recommend are:

TONIGHT- James Blood Ulmer will be performing at The Ark at 8:00pm. His most recent release "Birthright" has been voted "Blues Album of the Year," and its been said that "The dozen tracks sound like they were played by the holy offspring of Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson." If you're looking for something different, his show is not to be missed.

Tickets are available on The Ark website or at the door for $17.50

A senior recital/multimedia extravaganza entitled "Tangle" by music and engineering major Andrea Steves. The show will start at 8:00pm in the Duderstadt Center on North Campus, and should be a musical and visual delight.


Ekoostik Hookah is playing at The Blind Pig on Saturday starting at 10:00pm. This will be one of the last opportunities to see the band before their hiatus starting January 2006. Their music is described as an eclectic jam band, rock, bluegrass mix, and the show will be opened by Smokestack, a local blues and bluegrass band.

The show is 18+, and tickets are available at the door or on Ticketmaster for $15.00

Thats all for now, I'll keep you updated.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Tunes in the AA area from Nov. 13-19, 2005

Hey everyone, here are just a couple of the best shows that will be in and around Ann Arbor during the next week.

One of my favorite venues, The Ark, is welcoming the group Konono No1 on Nov. 14. This is a group of 12 from Kinshasa, Congo, which plays a variety of instruments, and features the "thumb piano." This is supposed to be music like we've never encountered, amplified with pieces of old car stereos, and certainly sounds like something to check out.

The show starts at 8:00 pm, tickets are $17.50 and are available on The Ark Website, or at The Ark.

This is a little bit more mainstream than I would usually suggest, but Bon Jovi is playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 18 & 19. There may not have been a huge fan base of people our age, but I think that the U of M Marching Band changed that last year with "Living on Prayer," I know a lot of kids who went out to get an album or two after that. So if you're one of those kids, or you're looking for some classic rock, led by a good looking guy, I suggest that you pull out your acid-washed jeans and get to this show.

It starts at 7:30 pm both nights, tickets are $47.50-$97.50, and are available through Ticketmaster.

Thats all I have for this week, but keep checking for updates, if I find anything else I'll post it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

1st post

There is a concert tonight at The Ark, featuring Vienna Teng with guest David Berkeley, they're both talented musicians, and if you're reading this you should check out music available on their websites.


Emily Lammers

I am a student at the University of Michigan. The OC

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