Northern Express - Music http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-149-1-music.html <![CDATA[Two Shows for Spring - ]]> Husband and wife duo Andy and Julianna Wilson lead the quartet known as The Springtails, an eclectic collective from Lansing, Michigan that blends the pair’s vocal and instrumental skills with sometime-bandmates Louis Rudner on double bass and Bob Bryan on percussion.]]> <![CDATA[Fredheads Rejoice! - ]]> <![CDATA[And Now For Something a Little Different: Blissfest’s Winter Concert Series Goes Local - ]]> WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT: The Cabin Fever Review is a unique twist on Blissfest’s concerts lineup — these performers are all local talent. “March 28 is the beginning of spring break season, when much of the population escapes winter for a week,” explained Blissfest’s guru Jim Gillespie.]]> <![CDATA[Wisaal Weaving a Sound - ]]> EARLY YARN All six members of the Lansing-based Mediterranean fusion group — Will Cicola on clarinets and saxophone, Houwat on oud, Ben Fuhrman on mandolin, Tim Patterson on bass, and Ty Forquer and Mike List on percussion — are classically-trained musicians.]]> <![CDATA[Gopherwood’s Made in Michigan FUNdraiser - ]]> When Gopherwood Concerts holds a fundraiser, they like the event to have a focus. After the Cadillac nonprofit’s popular four-year run of their “Night of Wine and Chocolate” event, they decided it was time to make that focus more clearly on music, which Gopherwood’s Paul Brown said is really what Gopherwood is all about.]]> <![CDATA[Cole Swindell Chillin’ in Traverse City - ]]> <![CDATA[Spring Break Rocks! - ]]> With winter storm after winter storm rolling through northern Michigan, this year’s spring break will be more welcome than ever. For music fans, there’s even a bonus. With all the great music fests going on this time of year, you’ve got even more good reasons to escape, near or far.]]> <![CDATA[Altan Celebrates St. Patrick’s at Interlochen - ]]> The only girl in the boys’ club that is the Irish folk music group Altan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh isn’t complaining. With her command of fiddle and voice, Mhaonaigh could easily put these guys in their place. However, in this collaborative and respectful band of talented musicians, it isn’t necessary.]]> <![CDATA[Un-Jolly Green Giant - ]]> He also notes the difficult work of costuming such a disparate cast. “Teter Orthotics is doing the masks for Shrek, Fiona and others,” Nichols said. The process involves creating a plaster cast of the actors’ heads so the resulting silicone masks are crafted to the shape of each individual.]]> <![CDATA[The Evolution of One Hot Robot - ]]> That group of friends — which today includes McDonald, guitarist and rapper Eric Wistrand, bassist John Paul, drummer Matt Hunter and singer Mallory Ramage — evolved into the band One Hot Robot, a dance outfit they say will, “drop hot dance music with hooks as catchy as a pandemic breakout.]]> <![CDATA[After Dark at Crooked Tree - ]]> Hailing from southwest Louisiana, the effusive Mojo is a colorful character. He seems to absorb life like a sponge, then squeezes it all back into his band, infusing their sound with a hefty dose of the Cajun and Creole influences that are such a large component of who he is.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Jazz For a Cold Night - ]]> During one of these geek out sessions, a friend of a friend stopped by with a delivery. Enthralled by the sounds, Eddy Francisco started tap dancing along with the music. Before long, “Fast Eddy” was part of the band’s percussion section.]]> <![CDATA[Levi Britton Kickstarts His Career - ]]> At 15, his mother was teaching him how to play guitar. At 18, he was performing in the Golden Garter Revue at Dill’s Olde Towne Saloon in Traverse City. As an adult, he became an integral part of touring bands Stolen Silver and Chicago’s Down the Line.]]> <![CDATA[Help Beat Cancer: Buy Music! - ]]> Various Artists, Let Us in Americana benefit album From opener “Come and Get It” as interpreted by the Wood Brothers through Bruce Cockburn’s “Fool on the Hill” and Steve Earle’s “I Will,” this Americana collection of McCartney/Lennon covers benefits The Women and Cancer Fund, established in the memory of McCartney’s late wife Linda.]]> <![CDATA[Boyne’s Funk Brothers: The Pistil Whips - ]]> “I met Will’s stepmom one of the nights at the festival,” Jaqua said. “It was dark and I couldn’t see her face. She told me her son was in a band and they were from Boyne City. When someone shined a light on her face, I realized it was a woman that had cut my hair at the salon in Boyne.]]> <![CDATA[2014: The Year in Modern Rock - ]]> <![CDATA[Christmas Playlist - ]]> <![CDATA[Solstice Celebration Sheds Light with Music, Food and Fun - ]]> “Luke is home visiting family and friends, as are Breathe Owl Breathe bandmates Micah and Trevor, who will also be performing. Seth Bernard is a perennial favorite, the Galactic Sherpas will be on hand with music to dance by and Dr. Goodhart will be going table to table with some seasonal songs.]]> <![CDATA[A Look Ahead: Winter Concerts 2015 - ]]> <![CDATA[From Sound to Screen at the Music House - ]]>