Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 5:11pm
Stephen Kellogg at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival

Kellogg is a family man on his own accord, but he turned everyone there into a family for two hours, singing and laughing until he left the stage, arms raised in triumph.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:19pm
Frank Ocean

I have a confession to make. I did not like Blonde on my first listen. In a word, it was cold; compared to Channel Orange’s vibrant neo-soul soundtrack for an endless summer, Blonde was the bitter wind whipping across a snow-blanketed landscape. I was not caught up in the extremely speculative pre-release hype cycle either (I gave up hope after July 2015), so when the “Nikes” video dropped, I was not in a tizzy scrambling to watch it. In fact, I opted not to view the video and instead dive straight into the album, since “Nikes” kicked it off.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:32pm
A young Ezra

When I was just starting middle school, I thought Garrett Conners was the coolest person I had ever met in my entire life. Even though he was three years older than me, my friend Jared and I wanted to be just like him. There was something about his nonchalance that just oozed cool, and made us want to be him. Maybe it was because he was in a band, or because he wore Ray Ban Wayfarers (which were really cool at the time, I swear), but he just seemed so casual. He was basically Kyle from “Lady Bird,” but with fewer cigarettes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:25pm
"Delicate" Music Video

Regardless of your opinions on Swift and her snake-like tendencies, you have to feel a little happy for her.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:28pm
Françoise Hardy

While Hardy does not showcase much vocal range, her incredibly soothing, rather restrained voice is given a wider variety of tones and textures to explore.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:24pm
Ric Flair and Metro Boomin in "Ric Flair Drip"

This video is well worth watching just for his performance, and the song is also pretty good, for what it’s worth.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:14pm
Encore Records is an Ann Arbor staple

You’re a teenager and it’s your first day back at school after a wonderful summer vacation. The air is still warm and your excitement about the coming year dominates any malevolent feelings you may have toward the early mornings and the monotonous schedule of lower education. In the fire drill line, you notice Vinny from math class last year.

But this isn’t the same Vinny.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:50pm
Joni Mitchell is a God among men

The festival was a unique moment to come together in a time of political and social turmoil, an opportunity to collectively shout against the powers which held back America’s inevitable evolution.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:20pm
Fred Thomas plays at MOCAD 3/8

For people who like tracking along with an album’s lyrics as they listen, Thomas's catalog is a goldmine.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:55pm
Lorde is our savior

‘From Me to You’ is a new series for No Filter that features multiple writers’s interpretations of a single piece of art and the memories they attach to it.

Shima Sadaghiyani