August 20, 2019

Kristi Kates | Author

Honoring Fleetwood Mac

Jan. 13, 2018

The 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert is prepping to honor Fleetwood Mac on Jan. 26 with a big, elegant event held during Grammy week. The special tribute concert this year will feature performances from Lorde, OneRepublic... Read More >>

Make Your Body a Machine

Jan. 6, 2018


If you’re like most of America, one of your 2018 resolutions is to get in shape. The hard part — well, besides sticking to a program — is finding a program you can stick to. The Express tapped into three of the much-talked-about diet and fitness a... Read More >>

Chris Thile – Thanks for Listening - Nonesuch

Jan. 6, 2018

First heard as “Songs of the Week” on the new version of "Prairie Home Companion" (hosted by Thile himself), this set of tunes has Thile playing the majority of the stringed instruments, with vocal accompaniment provided by Aoife O’Donovan, Gaby Moreno, and Sarah Jarosz.... Read More >>

Brand New is breaking up with us.

Jan. 6, 2018

Brand New (pictured), which is currently on tour in support of its Science Fiction album, has announced that it’s only going to be a band for another year, confirming longtime rumbles of an impending breakup. Fans are less than thrilled about the news, but Brand New... Read More >>

Herbivores, Unite!

Jan. 6, 2018

Humans are, by nature, omnivores; for food, most of us rely on both plants and animals. But is this dietary lifestyle the best choice for us? Ryan and Leigh Kennedy of Traverse City cut out the animal part of their diets and decided it was the best choice for them. Now they’re bring... Read More >>

Squirrel Nut Zippers No Longer Feared “Lost at Sea.”

Jan. 6, 2018

The swing craze of the late 1990s spawned a lot more than just a bunch of jazzy couples dolled up in cuffed khakis and swing-skirt dresses.
It also shot a shortlist of swing revival bands to the top of the charts, including The... Read More >>

Make 2018 Rock

Dec. 30, 2017

Another year’s worth of awesome concert events is just starting to rev up its engines here in northern Michigan! We can’t see all the way into the future, but we’ve definitely got a few great sneak peeks of some of the live shows you’ll love that are coming up nort... Read More >>

Bellaire Water Co.

Dec. 30, 2017

Excuse me, Evian, and move over, Mountain Valley. There’s a new thirst quencher in town, and just in time for your New Year’s Day hydration efforts, it’s coming to you direct from northern Michigan’s own underground waterways.
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Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Epic Records

Dec. 30, 2017

The original movie featured a (now somewhat dated-sounding) synth score by Vangelis. The rebooted Blade Runner thankfully called on someone with both ears firmly in today’s film music world: Hans Zimmer, who collaborated with Benjamin Wallfisch to craft this deft, electroni... Read More >>

Get Your Winter On

Dec. 30, 2017

Nobody celebrates the short, cold, and snowy days of winter like Northerners. Bundle up and head out to one of these fabulous festivals for a bit of light to get you through these long dark days.

Indian River Winterfest - January 12–13
Easily acce...

2018’s Weirdest Holidays

Dec. 30, 2017

New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — sure, they’re great. But what if the “regular” holidays just aren’t enough? We’ve got you covered! Here are some fun, unusual, and sometimes just pla... Read More >>

Pop Goes the Eminem

Dec. 30, 2017

Detroit rapper Eminem seems to be making a comeback bid with his latest album. His Revival set is out, and in a sharp turn from previous album efforts, it includes a host of guest performers who lean far more toward the pop end of the musical spectrum, including B... Read More >>

An Up North New Year's Eve

Dec. 16, 2017

Who’s ready for a little champagne and a lot of dancing? Get your best shoes on for this New Year’s Eve, as there’ll be plenty of dancing at northern Michigan’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties. Here’s what’s happening around the region the evening ... Read More >>

Lake Street Market Pecan Bars

Dec. 16, 2017

Sometimes a pie is just too much dessert.
But so much of the holidays are all about dessert — so what’s a sweet tooth to do?
Find the perfect mini version ...

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon? – Caroline International

Dec. 16, 2017


While Gallagher is revered for his ability to craft a Beatles-esque sound without merely copying, he steps out with some impressive efforts to sharpen his craft even further by experimenting with scrapbook edits and some expansive instrumentals. But of course, we’re a... Read More >>

Roy Aydelotte’s Loco Motives

Dec. 16, 2017

When deciding on a city to live in, most people have a checklist in mind of the things they’d like to have in their new hometown.
For Traverse City’s Roy Aydelotte, who grew up in the metro Detroit area, he wanted h... Read More >>

Every Day is Christmas for Sia

Dec. 16, 2017

Sia’s new seasonal album, Everyday is Christmas, is in outlets now, a collection of 10 original festival tunes that the singer-songwriter penned alongside producer Greg Kurstin, who happens to be Jewish and who mentioned in a recent intervi... Read More >>

Six Stellar Holiday Jaunts

Dec. 16, 2017

Don’t have time for a full Christmas vacation? Or simply want to stay closer to home this holiday season? Gift yourself a mini getaway that won’t max out your mileage or wreck your wallet.

Sit Down for a Sleigh Ride
When is it “lovely weath...

Grace Vanderwaal – Just the Beginning – Syco Music

Dec. 9, 2017

She won America’s Got Talent, she’s not yet out of her teenage years, and she crafts unique, quirky folk-pop songs very different from anything else you’re probably listening to right now. Vanderwaal’s skills are evident on both ukulele and vocals, althoug... Read More >>

OK Go Gets Obsessed

Dec. 9, 2017

OK Go are known for their wildly imaginative videos, and their latest doesn’t disappoint. Set to the tune of “Obsession” from the band’s Hungry Ghosts album, the video, which took five days to film, utilizes over 500 computer printers to ... Read More >>