Pulp Bits: A Roundup of Washtenaw County Arts & Culture Stories, Songs & Videos

Christopher Jemison of Strange Flavors playing Fuzz Fest 6 at The Bling Pig. Photo by Chuck Marshall/Life in Michigan.

Christopher Jemison of Strange Flavors playing Fuzz Fest 6 at The Bling Pig. Photo by Chuck Marshall/Life in Michigan

A round-up of arts and culture stories featuring people, places, and things in Washtenaw County, whether they're just passing through or Townies for life. Coverage includes music, visual art, film & video, theater & dance, written word, and Pulp life (food, fairs, and more). If you're reading this in the future and a story link is dead, look up the URL on web.archive.org; we've cached every post there.

This is a music-crazy post. We have 28 links to various new albums, singles, videos, interviews, and more. Plus, several Ann Arbor Art Fair previews and stories about Washtenaw Dairy turning 85.


➥ "Fuzz Fest 6" photos [Life in Michigan, July 3]
➥ "Reflecting on Jimi Hendrix's 'Star-Spangled Banner' as Woodstock's 50th anniversary approaches" [UMich Arts, July 2]
➥ "Courtney Barnett outshines The National at Hill Auditorium" [Michigan Daily, July 2]
➥ "Calling" from Hydropark's album Circuit 2 (out August 16) [Bandcamp, June 30]
➥ "The Codgers are 'super stoked' to play at the Saline Celtic Festival" [The Saline Post, June 28]
➥ "Angella / Haircut" single by Natural Monuments [Bandcamp, June 27]
➥ "Ferguson / If It's a Sin" single by David Lamble [Bandcamp, June 27]
➥ "I Hear a Symphony: For U-M Violin Student, Hearing Loss Is Not a Disability" [UMich Arts, June 25]
Mastah Chief LP by Tru Klassick [Bandcamp, June 25]
Illoopinati Beat Tape by Tru Klassick [Bandcamp, June 25]
Obscure Polarities Interlude: Leviathans album by Jonathan Killstring [Bandcamp, June 25]
Secret Butter demo by Map the Park [Bandcamp, June 25]
When My Baby Comes Around album by Rod Johnson [Bandcamp, June 25]
➥ "'Jazz from Detroit': Exclusive excerpt from new book about city's remarkable jazz legacy" via U-M Press [Detroit Free Press, June 30]
crystalgarden 64 album by crystalgarden [Bandcamp, June 24]
Trap​/​Rap Instrumentals album by Jish Kannoli [Bandcamp, June 24]
➥ J album by Hot Dad [Bandcamp, June 23]
➥ "Late band leader’s Ann Arbor jazz legacy goes back 50 years" - Paul Klinger memorial [MLive, June 21]
➥ "FlightSTRENS2Rd / The Assembly" by JTC (Tadd Mullinex alias)[Bandcamp, June 21]
➥ Shigeto EP on Vanity Press [Ghostly, June 21]
Sums album by Jib Kidder [Bandcamp, June 10]
➥ "Freak in Common" from Towner's self-titled debut EP, out July 19 at a release show at Lo-Fi [Bandcamp, June 10]
➥ "Finlan's Fabulous Fintastic Feel Good Rock N' Roll Fundraiser Compilation (Volume 1)" by Belch Recordings
Ypsilanti [Bandcamp, June 5]
➥ "The Hope" from Fallow Land's album Slow Down, Rocker (out July 26) [Bandcamp, June 2019]
➥ "Chris Buhalis at the Ravens Club" [Ann Arbor Observer, June 2019]
➥ "Drink You Dry" and "Summer Itch" from Minihorse's album "Living Room Art" (out July 26) [Bandcamp, June 2019]
➥ "Child Bite And More At Fuzz Fest 6" [Current, May 30]
➥ "2009" EP by Charles Trees [Bandcamp, May 3]


➥ "Your guide to the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair" [All About Ann Arbor, July 2]
➥ "creative:impact - Ann Arbor Man Creates Thought-Provoking Laughter Through Cartoon Panel" [WEMU, July 2]
➥ "Ancient Color at the Kelsey" [Ann Arbor Observer, July 2019]
➥ "U-M Welcomes the 60th Annual Art Fair" [UMich Arts, June 28]
➥ "Teach-out moves to Instagram to consider arts and technology" [The University Record, June 28]
➥ "SculptureWalk Chelsea Celebrates The Opening Of Its 10th Year With An Artist Reception" [We Love Ann Arbor, June 26]


➥ "Ann Arbor Filmmaker’s Movie 'Boyne Falls' Now Available Nationwide Including On Amazon Prime" [We Love Ann Arbor, June 27]
➥ "Cinema Chat: 'Yesterday,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' And More" [WEMU, June 27]
➥ "Cinema Chat: Bob Seger's Last Stand, 'The Last Black Man In San Francisco,' 'Toy Story 4,' And More" [WEMU, June 20]


➥ "Art & Soul: The Art Of Well Being - Knowing Your Purpose & Living A Life Of Meaning" [WEMU, June 20]
➥ "Graphic Content: Investigating Ann Arbor’s independent comics scene through a trans lens" [Michigan Daily, June 19]


➥ "Dexter Community Players bring the great American musical 'Gypsy' to the stage" [The Sun Times News, July 2]
➥ "‘Welcome To Paradise’ explores inter-generational love at Purple Rose" [Encore Michigan, June 29]
➥ "Wild Swan announces 2019–2020 season lineup" [Encore Michigan, June 28]
➥ "ICYMI: TheatreTalk with David Kiley and Cynthia Canty" [Encore Michigan, June 28]
➥ "Reina Hardy’s ‘Stargazers’ at Theatre Nova" [Encore Michigan, June 27]
➥ "Penny Seats: To Be Or Not To Be…Take Two" [Encore Michigan, June 24]
➥ "Fall in Love with ‘Crazy For You’ at The Encore" [Encore Michigan, June 23]
➥ "Access Ann Arbor: Dale Leslie interviews Carol Dunitz about her new musical, '2020 The Musical'" [CTN, June 17]


➥ "From milk delivery to ice cream and doughnuts: Washtenaw Dairy celebrates 85 years of tradition" [Michigan Radio, July 3]
➥ "Washtenaw Dairy Turns 85 And Celebrated For Much More Than Ice Cream & Donuts" [WEMU, July 2]
➥ "Washtenaw Dairy celebrates 85 years" [Michigan Daily, July 2]
➥ "Person of Interest: David Klingenberger (The Brinery)" [Current, June 30]
➥ "Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar" [Current, June 30]
➥ "Pride" [Current, June 30]
➥ "FYI: Interview with Ben Colman, Tim Pott & Mike O’Rear for the Rolling Sculpture Car Show, Goatscaping at Gallup Park & University of Michigan Museum of Art’s (UMMA) Collection Ensemble" [CTN, June 28]
➥ "Art & Soul: The Performing Arts - A Local Celtic Festival, Theater, And More" [WEMU, June 27]
➥ "Regional: Sounds & Sights Festival Weekend Announces Schedule" [We Love Ann Arbor, June 27]
➥ "7 Washtenaw County chefs share their favorite local dishes" [Concentrate, June 26]
➥ "creative:impact - National Council On The Arts And NEA Come To Southeast Michigan" [WEMU, June 25]
➥ "UMS Board Elects New Officers, New Member At Annual Meeting" [We Love Ann Arbor, June 25]
➥ "Ann Arbor Tonight: Kevin Spangler speaks about his pedicab company Boober Tours, as well as his passion to help recovering drug addicts or those with ADD, and a stand up performance by comedian Ed Bartko" [YouTube, June 18]

Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.

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