Northern Express - Music http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-149-1-music.html <![CDATA[A Weekend at Interlochen - ]]> Continuing the tradition of what was perhaps the only band to truly capture the audio soul of a California summer is this classic act, now led by original member Mike Love and mid-1960s addition Bruce Johnston (an Interlochen camp alumnus!).]]> <![CDATA[Tyler Farr Brings Nashville to the TCMF - ]]> He’s a classically trained musician turned country recording artist. What do you get when you combine those two things? You get to hang out with legendary musicians, record a No. 2 country chart single and a brand new album, and you get the honor of being locked up in a glass box.]]> <![CDATA[Just Great Music at the TCFF - ]]> With films including everything from documentaries to rockumentaries, dramas to comedies to experimental cinema, there's a visual niche for everyone — and thanks to the hard work of Music Director Mike Sullivan and his team, there's probably an audio match, as well.]]> <![CDATA[Remote Sounds: The Beaver Island Music Festival - ]]> You can only get to this music festival by boat or plane, no exceptions. You won’t find fancy VIP viewing areas, WiFi lounges or late-night discos. You’re more likely to run into a downto-earth yoga instructor, itinerant farmhand or banjo player than a Hollywood celebrity.]]> <![CDATA[Starship to Rock the Fest! - ]]> They may not be the original Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship that broke musical ground back in 1965, but this spinoff of the psychedelic rock outfit can still reel in the crowds. Even after multiple member and name changes, the band’s current live setlists still read like a ’70s-’80s hit list.]]> <![CDATA[Blues on the Road with Mulebone - ]]> Singer/guitarist Hugh Pool and multiinstrumentalist John Ragusa make up the Brooklyn-based duo Mulebone, with a new album called Keep On Movin’ (2014, Red Tug Records) and a well-deserved reputation as a pair of musicians who know how to elevate modern blues.]]> <![CDATA[35 Years of Bliss - ]]> Few knew that the little music fundraiser started by Jim Gillespie back in 1981 would turn into the mega-event it is today. It’s a summer highlight for many local music fans… and for plenty of visitors, some who make the trek north specifically for the festival from all over the country.]]> <![CDATA[Martinis and Blues at Interlochen - ]]> “There’s a trend?” joked Pink Martini’s percussionist, Brian Davis. “I occasionally miss those, but if there are groups surfacing inspired or influenced by what Pink Martini’s doing, how cool is that?” According to Davis, Lauderdale comes up with the...]]> <![CDATA[The Weepies Moving Forward - ]]> Steve Tannen and Deb Talan began writing music together the night they met. They’d soon form two long-term partnerships: one as a married couple and the second as the duo The Weepies, logging 20 million views on YouTube and more than 1 million records sold.]]> <![CDATA[Mixing and Matching at Electric Forest Fest - ]]> EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and jam bands (think The Grateful Dead/Phish) may seem strange festival mates, opposite ends of the musical spectrum, but mixing these divergent beats on outdoor stages — in this case, at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan — seems to result in mystical festival chemistry that really works.]]> <![CDATA[Touring Michigan with Time and Luck - ]]> “Max is a fantastic singer-songwriter in his own right and recently released an album called ‘Outrider,’” Rilko said. “We’ll be performing some songs from that album on our tour. And John is a top-notch percussionist; he’ll be adding those skills and more to our duo ensemble.]]> <![CDATA[Faithful Fun at Big Ticket Fest - ]]> “I think most people have a misconception of God: that he’s centered on rules and making people ‘be good,’” explained festival president Drew Spanding. “But really, God is about freedom — and it’s important to party! We have so much difficulty in this world that the discipline of celebrating is critical to our spiritual experience here on earth.]]> <![CDATA[Downtown Sounds - ]]> Founded by local Sheryl McCleary (also known for running Tom’s Mom’s Cookies) with the support of Blissfest, the aim was to encourage community talent and bring a unique arts experience to the city. Today, Street Musique is managed by the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce,.]]> <![CDATA[“B” Cool at Lollapalooza - ]]> While we have two months to wait, tickets are on sale now and it’ll be here before we know it. The biggest and best major summer music fest within reasonable driving distance of northern Michigan opens July 31 and Express has all the best info on what to do once you get there.]]> <![CDATA[2015 Up North Festival Roundup - ]]> THE MUSIC: From local Joshua Davis’ triumphant return after the finals of “The Voice,” to performances by The Beach Boys, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, O.A.R., Vince Gill and The Piano Guys, these shows are some of the biggest..]]> <![CDATA[Rock n’ Hit The Road 2015 Summer Music Fests - ]]> Music fans know that one of the best ways to hear a plethora of their favorite bands all at once is to save up and road trip to one of the big summer music festivals..]]> <![CDATA[Modern Rock - ]]> Topped by a specially-curated set he designed for the event, Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters will headline this year’s Newport Folk Festival on July 24 in Newport, Rhode Island. The legendary musician will join a lineup that already includes The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Courtney Barnett.]]> <![CDATA[Summer Jams! - ]]> DUAL GENRES The Blissfest String Jam has continued every Sunday since, from 1-4pm, at Red Sky Stage. Many of the folks who played at the Grain Train have become regular participants at the Red Sky version of the jam, which continues to welcome new musicians.]]> <![CDATA[A Dramatic Year for the TSO - ]]> Dance, film, painting, choral works and world-class soloists boost the excitement and energy of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season. This multi-genre vision from conductor Kevin Rhodes promises to make the TSO’s next season even more dynamic than the last.]]> <![CDATA[Mustard Plug’s Ska-tastic Journey - ]]> ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS “Dave [Kirchgessner, vocals] and Colin [Clive, guitar/vocals] used to see each other at all the punk shows in the ‘80s,” explained the band’s trombone player, Jim Hofer. “Once they both graduated college, they came up with the bright idea of starting a ska band in GR, since there were no ska bands there.]]>