Friday Five: Kat Steih, The Biscuit Merchant, Evan Starr, Chirp, Good Mother

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Friday Five album covers for 04-22-2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features jazzy electro-pop from Kat Steih, melodic death metal by The Biscuit Merchant, hip-hop pop by Evan Starr, a funk-prog mashup by Chirp, and a mega-funk mix by Good Mother.

 

Friday Five: Lily Talmers, simulatent, Paper Petals, Russell Tessier, COMFORT KIT

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Friday Five 04-15-2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features two singles from two forthcoming albums by singer-songwriter Lily Talmers, isolationist ambient by simulatent and Paper Petals, jazz fusion by Russell Tessier, and flannel-y punk by COMFORT KIT.

 

Friday Five: Doogatron, Thomas Gun, Claire Cirocco & Fred Thomas, Larynx Zillion's Novelty Shop, angels

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Friday Five record covers for 04-08-2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features industrial krautrock techno by Doogatron, punky psychobilly by Thomas Gun, clangy drift music by Claire Cirocco & Fred Thomas, experimental glam by Larynx Zillion's Novelty Shop, and electro-pop by cherry seasoning.

 

Friday Five: The many guises of Laurence Bond Miller and Ben Miller

MUSIC FRIDAY FIVE

Friday Five album covers for April 1, 2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features the Miller brothers with a heavy focus on Laurence, who has been making music in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area for nearly 53 years, ever since he and his brothers, Roger (Mission of Burma) and Benjamin, formed Spronton Layer in 1968 while at Ann Arbor High School (Pioneer).

The brothers are such a prolific creative forces—in the past and in the present—that we also did an all-Millers Friday Five back in December 2021, which you can read here.

There's always a steady stream of new and archival releases by the Millers, and the recordings below span new wave, children's music, lounge, experimental, pop, rock—and everything in between.

 

Friday Five: Chris Bathgate, The Rick Burgess Trio, Kelly Hoppenjans, Katie Pederson

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Friday Five 03-25-2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features a new single by singer-songwriter Chris Bathgate, a memorial compilation of live jazz by The Rick Burgess Trio, crunchy and atmospheric indie rock by Kelly Hoppenjans, country-tinged pop by Katie Pederson, and innovative R&B via Where She Creep.

 

Friday Five: Gray Scot, Paper Petals, Oak Valley Drive, Price, none/such label compilation

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Album covers for the March 3, 2022, edition of Friday Five

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features ambient works from Gray Scott and Paper Petals, emo-pop from Oak Valley Drive, and electronica by Price along with a compilation by the none/such label.

 

Friday Five: Same Eyes, Saajtak, Hannah Baiardi, Chirp, Sean Curtis Patrick

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Friday Five: Same Eyes, Saajtak, Hannah Baiardi, Chirp, Sean Curtis Patrick

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features synth-pop from Same Eyes, art rock by Saajtak, smooth jams from Hannah Baiardi and Chirp, and ambient beauty courtesy of Sean Curtis Patrick.

 

Friday Five: Vincent York, Declination, Seaholm, Fantishow, Visual Purple

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Friday Five: Vincent York, Declination, Seaholm, Fantishow, Visual Purple

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features straightahead jazz by Vincent York, thrash metal by Declination, emo by Seaholm, classic-style techno by Fantishow, and garage rock by Visual Purple.

 

Friday Five: Lily Talmers, Cashmere Washington, KUZbeats, Eastside Jazz Collective, Oren Levin

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Friday Five album covers for February 25, 2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features atmospheric folk from Lily Talmers, soulful shoegaze by Cashmere Washington, electronica via KUZbeats, swinging sounds from the Eastside Jazz Collective, pop courtesy of Oren Levin.

Friday Five: Colin Stetson, MSD, Bulb Records, Thunderbuck Ram, MEMCO mixes

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Friday Five album covers for February 18, 2022

Friday Five highlights music by Washtenaw County-associated artists and labels.

This week features a horror-movie soundtrack by Colin Stetson, an upbeat electronic album by MSD (Mike Dykehouse), a Bulb Records noise-rock compilation, wah-wah rock by Thunderbuck Ram, and a whole slew of techno and dance mixes by the MEMCO crew.