Local Music

Some local bands you should probably be listening to

Some local bands you should probably be listening to

The Newday Dreamers —  Great twist of indie and blues. They play mostly originals and all the members are very talented.  Lead singer Micah Bracken used to play soccer at MMCC. You can find them playing at Rubbles, and they even play some shows in Lansing. Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers — Lead singer […]

Hoover: From web tech to metal

Hoover: From web tech to metal

By ELIZABETH SCHAFER, Associate Editor And the Sky Went Red. Excellent band name and excellent choice for this month’s Professors who Rock, or in this case, Faculty who Rock. Jeremy Hoover is MMCC’s web technologies programmer. He resides in an office in the Doan Building in Mt. Pleasant. Hoover is a hidden treasure of the […]

The Summit of Sound – it’s worth a listen

The Summit of Sound – it’s worth a listen

By ELIZABETH SCHAFER, Associate Editor It’s the only mountain in Mt. Pleasant that we know of — that’s one of the taglines for 101.1, the summit of sound. Boom, there’s another one. I can’t express to you how nice it is to have a radio station in town that’s full of excellent music and basically […]

English prof rocks a jazzy beat

English prof rocks a jazzy beat

By ELIZABETH SCHAFER, Associate Editor At first glance MMCC’s senior professor of English, Barry Alford, wouldn’t appear to be “a rocker.” There is certainly a side of him, however, not always visible to staff and students, that rocks. Word on the street from some of the past profs who rock is that Alford is quite […]

Midwest Fest back at Rubbles

Midwest Fest back at Rubbles

More than 25 bands appeared at the fifth annual Midwest Fest this past weekend at Rubble’s Bar and Kaya Coffeehouse in Mt. Pleasant. A sampling of the weekend’s music can be downloaded free by clicking here. The Kickbacks along with Maria Rose and the Swiss Kicks are pictured below. Photos by Kayla Starkey.

Live music scene in Mt. Pleasant

By ELIZABETH SCHAFER, Associate Editor Live music is a vital part of nightlife when you’re in a college town, and Mt. Pleasant is definitely a college town looking for action. Sometimes you just have to go off the beaten path to find it. Rubbles is probably the last of the bars from the original live […]