Sounds

Five bands will each perform one-hour sets from 4-11 p.m. on the stage located at Main Street and Potomac.

4 pm: Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful, gothic roots

5:30 pm: Lilac Lungs, alternative pop

7 pm: Liquid Monk, electronic soul

8:30 pm: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, jumpin' blues

10 pm: The Corktown Popes, Celtic that rocks

Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful; 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24 As a contingent of the Michigan folk music scene for over a decade, Misty Lyn Bergeron has penned haunting melodies over simple arrangements that traverse the gothic, literary fringes of American roots music. Pulling from a wealth of vivid subject matter, her songs are cathartic and poetically rich works that approach sometimes difficult topics such as death, loss, heartache, and healing. After getting in a serious car accident in 2015, there has been a noticeable shift toward love, light, and hope in her music, while still maintaining a deep connection with the things that are lost and those that are fading. Bergeron is the singer/songwriter at the head of Ann Arbor's Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful -- Matt Jones, Jim Roll, Carol Gray, and Ryan Gimpert, all individually recognized in the Ann Arbor / Ypsi indie-folk scene. The band has completed two studio albums, For the Dead (2009), and False Honey (2012), and is currently working on their third, Alms for Sots, scheduled for release this year. Bergeron has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such notable acts as Kris Kristofferson, Pete Seeger, and Marshall Crenshaw. “Her sound, forged by the adroit quartet The Big Beautiful, swells with warm, transfixing tones, sunny swinging guitar hooks over toe-tapping tambourines; seesawing neo-country inflections wobbled over burning guitar sunrays ready to blaze from a traditional folk sounding base out into a disarmingly explosive rock girth. Actually, it’s much more gothic singer/songwriter than folk or alt-country.” -- Real Detroit Weekly, Jan. 6, 2009

Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful; 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24

As a contingent of the Michigan folk music scene for over a decade, Misty Lyn Bergeron has penned haunting melodies over simple arrangements that traverse the gothic, literary fringes of American roots music. Pulling from a wealth of vivid subject matter, her songs are cathartic and poetically rich works that approach sometimes difficult topics such as death, loss, heartache, and healing. After getting in a serious car accident in 2015, there has been a noticeable shift toward love, light, and hope in her music, while still maintaining a deep connection with the things that are lost and those that are fading.

Bergeron is the singer/songwriter at the head of Ann Arbor's Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful -- Matt Jones, Jim Roll, Carol Gray, and Ryan Gimpert, all individually recognized in the Ann Arbor / Ypsi indie-folk scene.

The band has completed two studio albums, For the Dead (2009), and False Honey (2012), and is currently working on their third, Alms for Sots, scheduled for release this year. Bergeron has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such notable acts as Kris Kristofferson, Pete Seeger, and Marshall Crenshaw.

“Her sound, forged by the adroit quartet The Big Beautiful, swells with warm, transfixing tones, sunny swinging guitar hooks over toe-tapping tambourines; seesawing neo-country inflections wobbled over burning guitar sunrays ready to blaze from a traditional folk sounding base out into a disarmingly explosive rock girth. Actually, it’s much more gothic singer/songwriter than folk or alt-country.” -- Real Detroit Weekly, Jan. 6, 2009

Lilac Lungs; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 The four-piece alternative/pop band Lilac Lungs has really made a name for themselves since their first show in March 2016. At that time, they also released a five-song, self-titled EP. Throughout the year they played numerous shows and events such as the Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, Detroit River Days Festival, and the Blue Water Festival in Port Huron. Lilac Lungs was honored to grace the stage with Joan Jett, The Guess Who, Jr. Jr., Ohio Players, Emarosa, Slaves, Vespterteen and numerous regional acts. Lilac Lungs is Emily Torres (lead vocals and piano), Johney Birrell (guitar, vocals and keyboard), Matt Jones (drums) and Terry Elizondo (bass and vocals). Integrating distinctive roots of alternative rock, along with elements of electronic music, Lilac Lungs has forged a balance of nostalgic yet innovative sounds along with meaningful and descriptive lyrics to give listeners a unique and emotional experience. Their hard work paid off in February 2017 when the band won the Detroit-based 89X radio station Homie Awards in the People’s Choice category. Lilac Lungs has recorded their first full-length album of all original material that is set to be released in the spring 2017.

Lilac Lungs; 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24

The four-piece alternative/pop band Lilac Lungs has really made a name for themselves since their first show in March 2016. At that time, they also released a five-song, self-titled EP. Throughout the year they played numerous shows and events such as the Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, Detroit River Days Festival, and the Blue Water Festival in Port Huron. Lilac Lungs was honored to grace the stage with Joan Jett, The Guess Who, Jr. Jr., Ohio Players, Emarosa, Slaves, Vespterteen and numerous regional acts.

Lilac Lungs is Emily Torres (lead vocals and piano), Johney Birrell (guitar, vocals and keyboard), Matt Jones (drums) and Terry Elizondo (bass and vocals).

Integrating distinctive roots of alternative rock, along with elements of electronic music, Lilac Lungs has forged a balance of nostalgic yet innovative sounds along with meaningful and descriptive lyrics to give listeners a unique and emotional experience.

Their hard work paid off in February 2017 when the band won the Detroit-based 89X radio station Homie Awards in the People’s Choice category. Lilac Lungs has recorded their first full-length album of all original material that is set to be released in the spring 2017.

Liquid Monk; 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24 Since forming in 2013, Liquid Monk has become a name in the Detroit music scene synonymous with instrumental virtuosity, genre bending creativity, and energetic live performances. Integrating an array of live instrumentation alongside electronics, the group has redefined how organic and electronic elements can blend to bring the excitement of a live band along with the texture and dance groove of a producer or DJ. Liquid Monk is Eric "Fil" Fillip (drums, percussion); Dan Gruszka (guitar, synth, electronics); Michael Leonard (guitar, synth); and Omar Taji (keyboards, synth bass). Their debut EP, Yaga, was released in 2015 and took the group into Michigan’s jam and live electronic scene. The release had a unique blend of fiery jazz fusion, lush synthesizers and pounding live electronica, which Sound and Silence described as, “Chic meets Umphrey’s meets early Daft Punk on steroids”. This led to performances alongside acts like Quantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, GOSH PITH and Aqueous at well-known clubs and festivals in Michigan including Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park, Dally in the Alley, Metro Times Blowout, The Loving Touch, Cliff Bell’s, The Loft and many more. In 2016, Liquid Monk continued expanding in the Detroit music community and connected with talented vocalists and rappers. With a diverse pool of lyricists, they realized a vision of merging their jazz and fusion roots with electronic music and the vocal power of pop, hip hop and R&B. The band acts as a producer, showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while also creating a sonic landscape that can only be described as Liquid Monk. Their upcoming, self-titled debut LP is due out this spring.

Liquid Monk; 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24

Since forming in 2013, Liquid Monk has become a name in the Detroit music scene synonymous with instrumental virtuosity, genre bending creativity, and energetic live performances. Integrating an array of live instrumentation alongside electronics, the group has redefined how organic and electronic elements can blend to bring the excitement of a live band along with the texture and dance groove of a producer or DJ.

Liquid Monk is Eric "Fil" Fillip (drums, percussion); Dan Gruszka (guitar, synth, electronics); Michael Leonard (guitar, synth); and Omar Taji (keyboards, synth bass).

Their debut EP, Yaga, was released in 2015 and took the group into Michigan’s jam and live electronic scene. The release had a unique blend of fiery jazz fusion, lush synthesizers and pounding live electronica, which Sound and Silence described as, “Chic meets Umphrey’s meets early Daft Punk on steroids”. This led to performances alongside acts like Quantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, GOSH PITH and Aqueous at well-known clubs and festivals in Michigan including Ann Arbor Summer Festival Top of the Park, Dally in the Alley, Metro Times Blowout, The Loving Touch, Cliff Bell’s, The Loft and many more.

In 2016, Liquid Monk continued expanding in the Detroit music community and connected with talented vocalists and rappers. With a diverse pool of lyricists, they realized a vision of merging their jazz and fusion roots with electronic music and the vocal power of pop, hip hop and R&B. The band acts as a producer, showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while also creating a sonic landscape that can only be described as Liquid Monk. Their upcoming, self-titled debut LP is due out this spring.

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Deming leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. "Doug is a ferocious guitarist, fiery but clean, with a crisp, clear tone reminiscent of Charlie Christian's style." -- Grant Britt, Blues Music Magazine Since playing the local Detroit scene beginning in the early 90’s, Deming has spent much of the following years touring and recording with top blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Texas' Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones and A.C. Reed, as well as Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Deming continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences. Deming’s third and latest recording, What’s it Gonna Take, exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become his calling card. This critically acclaimed Vizztone debut spent several months on the Living Blues Charts Top Ten, and earned Deming the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Sean Costello Rising Star Award. He is backed by The Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass and Sam Farmer on drums. “Most people, upon hearing music by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, recognize them as a band that returns to the roots of blues as opposed to a continuation of modern adaptations of the style…completely restored my faith in the genre.” – Muzik Reviews

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24

Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Deming leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar.

"Doug is a ferocious guitarist, fiery but clean, with a crisp, clear tone reminiscent of Charlie Christian's style." -- Grant Britt, Blues Music Magazine

Since playing the local Detroit scene beginning in the early 90’s, Deming has spent much of the following years touring and recording with top blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Texas' Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones and A.C. Reed, as well as Detroit’s own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Deming continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences.

Deming’s third and latest recording, What’s it Gonna Take, exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become his calling card. This critically acclaimed Vizztone debut spent several months on the Living Blues Charts Top Ten, and earned Deming the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards Sean Costello Rising Star Award. He is backed by The Jewel Tones line-up of Andrew Gohman on upright and Fender bass and Sam Farmer on drums.

“Most people, upon hearing music by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones, recognize them as a band that returns to the roots of blues as opposed to a continuation of modern adaptations of the style…completely restored my faith in the genre.” – Muzik Reviews

The Corktown Popes; 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24 Founded in early 2010, The Corktown Popes set out to create something familiar, yet unique. They began by seeking out talented musicians with a penchant for energetic live performances and a strong Caledonian soul – and they found them. The band includes Terry Burns, vocals, acoustic guitar; Paul Goodmen, accordion; Jason Kuehn, guitar, whistle; The Mighty Tom Donohue, uilleann pipes; Ron Pangborn, drums; Rocco Popeielarski, bass; and Steve Taylor, mandolin, acoustic guitar. “Recreating the wheel? No. We just know how to spin ours,” said Terry Burns. “We're no bootleggers, we've crafted and distilled our spirits, and every show is an open bar. We've come to be known for taking our audiences to the mountain. You're invited.” The Popes write strong songs for people who want to feel good fast, and the band doesn’t need any leprechauns hanging around to give the place atmosphere. “You've heard of Celtic bands that rock? We're a rockin' band that Celts,” said Kuehn. “Bring a designated driver.” The Corktown Popes won the Detroit Music Award's Outstanding World Music Artist award for 2014.

The Corktown Popes; 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24

Founded in early 2010, The Corktown Popes set out to create something familiar, yet unique. They began by seeking out talented musicians with a penchant for energetic live performances and a strong Caledonian soul – and they found them.

The band includes Terry Burns, vocals, acoustic guitar; Paul Goodmen, accordion; Jason Kuehn, guitar, whistle; The Mighty Tom Donohue, uilleann pipes; Ron Pangborn, drums; Rocco Popeielarski, bass; and Steve Taylor, mandolin, acoustic guitar.

“Recreating the wheel? No. We just know how to spin ours,” said Terry Burns. “We're no bootleggers, we've crafted and distilled our spirits, and every show is an open bar. We've come to be known for taking our audiences to the mountain. You're invited.”

The Popes write strong songs for people who want to feel good fast, and the band doesn’t need any leprechauns hanging around to give the place atmosphere.

“You've heard of Celtic bands that rock? We're a rockin' band that Celts,” said Kuehn. “Bring a designated driver.”

The Corktown Popes won the Detroit Music Award's Outstanding World Music Artist award for 2014.