Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ypsi Fest - 14th--16th-- Savoy

YpsiFest goes back to 2003 – when Anthony Anonymous (of Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program) aimed to stir up a “two day music blowout…(or) ‘fest’ for lack of a better word, that focused on bringing Ypsilanti bands together with some of the best bands in the Detroit-and surrounding-areas.”

Anonymous, one of just two shaggy beardy shredders comprising JWPP (with Jehan Dough) was, back in 2003, playing with Rome For A Day. The inaugural featured bands like Thunderbirds Are Now, Few and Far Between, and Charlevoix. “It was a celebration of Ypsi!”

Now, some of you might know Ypsi as that grayish trading post type town, an strewn with old (or closed up) auto plants and a lackluster skyline besieged by a blushingly phallic water tower. Ann Arbor’s eastern, less hippy-ish little brother and once-home of teenage Iggy Pop.

Come… discover… how much more there is to celebrate – through three consecutive music mashed trounces through the still new-car-smelling elegance of the Savoy!

2006’s show was the actual birthplace of Anonymous’ current band, JWPP. The last two years (08-09) there were no such Fests for Ypsi. Anonymous noted his appreciation for Leighton Mann (of Chapstick)’s assistance through the Elbow Room years. This year, Andy Garris (of the Savoy) was “in immediately” when approached with Anonymous’ proposition to resurrect it.

So this is it-

A commendably flavorful line up

Blues…Blues n Rock…Blues n Punk….

Punk – from all angels

Electro – Dance

It’ll be interesting and weird and fun and celebratory.

Blue Snaggletooth, Lettercamp, The Muggs, The Satin Peaches, Silverghost, Beggars, JWPP, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Fur, Destroy This Place, Err..., Buffay, Sharky and the Habit, Red Iron Orchestra, The Wolfs, Marco Polio and the New Vaccines, Wrathgate, Annie Palmer


Red Iron Orchestra wowed at their Dally performance. Err…should be quite interesting. Beggars and Blue Snaggletooth and Electric Fire Babies are pure energy.

And Satin Peaches – hey, take a listen.

They’re going on tour soon – so, as they say, ‘see ‘em now!’ (with a 7” on the way, stay tuned).


Thursday October 14, 2010

The Boys Themselves 1:10->

Annie Palmer 12:30-1:00

Muggs 11:40-12:20

Electric Fire Babies 11:00-11:30

Ola Ray 10:20-10:50

Rust County Electric 9:40-10:10

Wrathgate 9:00-9:30

Woodman 8:20-8:50

Marc Cogman 7:40-8:10

Friday October 15, 2010

Blue Snaggletooth - 12:40->

The Satin Peaches - 12:00-12:30

Beggars - 11:20-11:50

JWPP - 10:40-11:10

Sharky and the Habit - 10:00-10:30

Buffay 9:20-9:50

Fur - 8:40-9:10

The Wolfs - 8:00-8:30

Saturday October 16, 2010

Lettercamp - 12:40->

Silverghost - 12:00-12:30

Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor - 11:20-11:50

Destroy This Place - 10:40-11:10

Red Iron Orchestra - 10:00-10:30

Marco Polio and the New Vaccines - 9:20-9:50

Err... - 8:40-9:10

Lawless Carver - 8:00-8:30

YpsiFest - tomorrow - Check it out - the JWPP are pure heart and a wellspring of camaraderie for this state's music community.

More Listenin!


flushot21 said...

Check out Err...'s self titled album on Soundcloud:

Baltazzar Altazzar said...

Ypsi is awesome! Come check it out!