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Dick Valentine of Electric Six
Cortney Armitage

It’s been 16 years since Detroit rock and disco band Electric Six released the hit single “Danger! High Voltage.” The band’s front man, who goes by the stage name of Dick Valentine, attributes the band’s early success to Jack White of The White Stripes — who sang on the single. But while White may have opened the door, Valentine says the band has kept it open. 


From left to right: Will Benoit, Matthew Milowe, Andrew Saliba, and Jarad Selner aka 'Saxsquatch'
courtesy of Saxsquatch & Bridge Band

Kalamazoo’s eclectic musical group Saxsquatch & Bridge Band is coming out with a new album called “Apogee.” They’ll have a release show on Saturday, March 3 at 9 p.m. at Bell’s Brewery. Their sound is a mix of jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, and more. 

Saxophone player Jarad Selner — nicknamed Saxsquatch for his height and bushy beard — officially started the band with his brothers in 2011. Selner is also the owner of Selner Bros. Music.


Sisters and musicians Sage Moser (left) and Zoie Moser (right)
courtesy of Sage and Zoie Moser

Zoie and Sage Moser will perform Saturday, January 20th at Potter's Lounge at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Kalamazoo. Their music is a mixture jazz, pop, and alternative. 


courtesy of The Dacia Bridges Project

Dacia Bridges is probably the most famous Michigan musician you’ve never heard of. That’s because she made her way to stardom in Germany. Now Bridges is back in the U.S., living in Kalamazoo. She recently started an all-female super group called The Dacia Bridges Project.


Album "Fair Mitten" About Michigan's History

Oct 19, 2017
courtesy of Gifts or Creatures

When you walk along the shore of Lake Michigan, do you ever wonder who walked this same beach hundreds of years ago? Brandon Foote does. He and his wife Bethany make up the duo Gifts or Creatures which recently released a new album all about Michigan history, called "Fair Mitten: New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin."

They’ll perform in Kalamazoo on Saturday, October 21 at Rootead at 7 p.m.


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