DC based Paperhaus will be coming to Ypsilanti on Sunday the 19th to promote their new EP Lo Hi Lo later this month. You should check out their song, Helicopters, above--it has a pretty crazy music video. If you're digging Paperhaus' post-psychedelic pop, you should totally check out their show on Sunday at Woodruff's. Doors are at 8, bands start at 8:30, cover is $5. By the by, Paperhaus is also playing tomorrow night at the Loving Touch in Ferndale if you're reading this on the West Side.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Mitch O'Connell, an awesome artist with Ann Arbor Roots, will be signing his new book, Mitch O'Connell the World's Best Artist, tomorrow night at Vault of Midnight. The event, which runs from 6 - 10 features:
BurlesqueSounds like an awesome time. If you'd like to read a review of Mitch O'Connell the World's Greatest Artist, check out this article on Boing Boing. Mark Frauenfelder has done a much better job than I would ever be able to do. Check this out:
Gallery Show of Mitch O'Connell masterpieces!
Adult Beverages will be offered!
"I'm a great admirer of artist Mitch O'Connell. I'm envious of his work, which pays homage to exactly the kind of garish mid-century populuxe ephemera that triggers a kind of lowbrow Stendhal syndrome in me."I mean how can I even compete with that? Regardless, you should check out the signing/show/return of the prodigal son tomorrow at Vault of Midnight. I bet you'll have a great time.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Looks like the nice weather is here to stay. That means the summer beer drinking season is upon us. It won't be long before the sweltering summer heat necessitate refreshing, palate quenching beers. Here are some summer beers I have been enjoying lately.
Farmhand Ale--Brewery Vivant: This French farmhouse style ale is light and crisp. It's very slightly sour. It was the perfect beer after my ill fated attempt to mow the lawn with a push mower on Tuesday night.Well gentle reader, these are three summer beers I have been enjoying. What are you planning to drink this summer?
All Day IPA--Founders: this session IPA packs some great floral hops flavor without the bitterness or gravity of some stronger IPAs out there.
Green Thumb IPL--Wolverine State Brewing Co.: If you really want to explore the complex flavors of Humulus lupulus, you might want to check out this session India Pale Lager. I know, it sounds crazy. But lager yeast produce a very clean fermentation which allows more of the hop's favor to stand out in the beer. Think about it.
The Free Skool rescheduled their Spring DIY Fest a month ago due to really crappy april weather. Sunday is the rescheduled festival, happening now in Ypsilanti at 318 W Cross Street. Skillshares that will be going on include massage, kombucha brewing, seed starting, and macrame, among others. There will also be music, starting around four thirty, by a variety of artists, like Charlie Slick.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whoa, check it out. It's everyone's favorite singing Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield rocking an Ann Arbor Fire Department t-shirt. According to this thread on r/annarbor, one of Chris' friends is in the AAFD and they trade t-shirts. Pretty sweet.