Gracie Abrams

Abrams rose and broke in by opening her diary, letting us flip through the pages and showing how this version of the teenage girl is a force to be reckoned with, as is every other version.

Lewis Capaldi

Carefully crafted and well-delivered, “Bruises” is a simple approach to a complex concept.


The single is objectively catchy, with a repetitive beat that actually makes the song a perfect loop of itself.


The delicate balance he strikes between melancholy world-weariness and hopeless romanticism creates a world where every detail is imbued with color and meaning. Jens makes you want to see life through his eyes.


And maybe this stems a little bit from me being a bit of an emotional person, but I honestly think knowing the individuals behind the music is a quality about local music that truly makes it special.

Pokey LaFarge

Sunday, Oct. 27 witnessed Pokey LaFarge’s glorious return to Ann Arbor, headlining The Ark’s annual Fall Fundraiser.

Miranda Lambert

In early 2019 Miranda Lambert moved to New York City, secretly married a police officer and got some new ink: A wildcard, the queen of hearts, on her inner right forearm.


Jesus Is King is not a rap album with religious influence — this is straight-up Christian music.


While he continued to release music as he transitioned his career into acting, none of them reached the heights that his first two did with their (rather rare) combination of witty cynicism and youthful energy.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Teenhood is impulsive, malleable and vulnerable; it takes itself too seriously but plays out in the media like a blasé narrative.