Friday Five: Big Vic, Ma Baker, Stormy Chromer, Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack, David Matthew
Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.
This week features punky shoegaze from Big Vic, live jams from Ma Baker and Stormy Chromer, grungy rock from Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack, and meditative percussion by David Matthew.
Big Vic, "Gun Girl" b/w "Anymore"
"Gun Girl," the first single from Big Vic's upcoming album, Girl, Buried, is a little more grungy, angular, and Riot Grrrl-y than the other stuff I've heard by this Ann Arbor band, whose sound has tended more toward shoegaze as heard on the B-side, "Another." But both sides of this band—and this single—are full of energy and I'm looking forward to the full record.
Ma Baker, Big Fam - Year Zero (08/15/2020)
Ann Arbor jam band Ma Baker continues to post high-quality live recordings over on its Bandcamp page; the latest was recorded at Northern Michigan's Big Fam Music Festival in August 2020.
Stormy Chromer, 08/27/2021 - Ypsilanti, MI
Likewise, Ypsilanti jam band Stormy Chromer continues to post high-quality live recordings over on its Bandcamp page. This set was recorded at Grove Studios.
Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack, Worth the Trouble EP
This Ypsi trio sounds like it grew up on 1990s alt-rock radio. I kept thinking of 3 Doors Down and Nine Days' "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" as I listened to the group's debut EP.
David Matthew, Handpan: Patience for Calm Waters EP
This Ypsi percussionist offers handpan meditations on his debut EP.
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