Local Music

Bands with local college ties set to rock Rubble’s

Bands with local college ties set to rock Rubble’s

MT. PLEASANT — Three bands with connections to the mid-Michigan area will share the stage at Rubble’s on Saturday, June 6. Cloudstrider has the most current ties to the region. The alt-rock-blues power trio based out of Mt. Pleasant features Mid Michigan Community College instructors Chris McNicol on guitar and Anthony Sassin on drums, along […]

Carnival of Chaos returns in June with strong lineup

Carnival of Chaos returns in June with strong lineup

By WILL KRISS Staff Writer As a metal fan growing up in Michigan, there was always one festival I wanted to attend even before Mayhem Festival – The Carnival of Chaos. Founded in 2005 as a small festival for local Michigan metal bands, the festival has also hosted bands that I had only dreamed of […]

Concert Review: Blue Felix at The Machine Shop

Concert Review: Blue Felix at The Machine Shop

By WILL KRISS Staff  Writer Blue Felix is an underground metal band with origins in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a sound and style reminiscent of old school Slipknot and Mudvayne. In November, Blue Felix returned to The Machine Shop in Flint, which is one of my all-time favorite venues in Michigan. The band has been hard […]

MMCC instructor, jazz man brings music to life in class

MMCC instructor, jazz man brings music to life in class

“Professors who rock” is an ongoing series about MMCC professors, adjunct faculty, administrators and staff who spend their free time as a part of the local music scene. By ELIZABEH SCHAFER Editor It isn’t very often that you have a teacher who changes your whole world a bit. I feel like I have said this […]

Eric “Brody” Braeutigam

Eric “Brody” Braeutigam

By ELIZABETH SCHAFER Editor After having had several people, including a previous Prof who Rocks, steer me in the direction of adjunct faculty member, Eric Braeutigam, I finally made it around to catching up with him for an interview. His friends call him Brody, that’s why his present band is called Brody and the Busch […]

Sassin and McNicol to perform at Rubbles Thursday

Sassin and McNicol to perform at Rubbles Thursday

 By ELIZABETH SCHAFER,   Editor Former Professors who Rocks are set to perform Thursday March 28 at Rubbles in downtown Mt. Pleasant. The show starts at 10 p.m. Watch for upcoming April Professors who Rock, English Adjunct Instructor, Eric Braeutigam. His group, Brody and the Busch Rd. Trio, are the middle act.  Cover $5. Reread the article on Sassin and McNicol […]

Music helps sociology prof connect with his students

Music helps sociology prof connect with his students

      By ELIZABETH SCHAFER Editor “I may be growing old, but I am not growing up.” After meeting Chuck Bowden, the Peter Pan-ish quote above is brilliant (several people had told me to do a Professors who Rock on him). I immediately knew why everyone digs him. Yes, he played in a band […]