Our Books, Our Books

The question is whether to quell this profligate book writing. Everyone’s “putting out” books. We pulp our words before pouring them right back in. How many times can we fold the same bone? Dad used to fill our slack with dumb conundrums. He said: Would you rather empty industrial grease traps for a living or… More

Chris Bathgate

A stunning, human session by an extrodinary musician shot on the dazzling shores of Lake Huron. More

Jeffrey Eugenides

An exclusive audio interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Michigan native Jeffrey Eugenides. More

Fred Thomas

The former frontman of Saturday Looks Good to Me records three gorgeous tracks for this special Clarity session. More

Blaze Orange

Sam Neis The lawns are green and damp and deep. The trees rise up dark-trunked from beds of pachysandra. Back behind their hanging leaves the houses sit in greeny dapple-light. In some yards plastic toy cars and scooters lie abandoned. The greenest lawns though, bear no trace of children. That is too much work. One… More

Photos – An Evening With The Clarity

Our recent event at the Howmet Playhouse was a huge success. A special thanks goes out to all of the artsits and all who attended. We truly appreciate those who support our endeavor and believe in the importance of artistic ventilation. I’m sure Ben has more to say about the event, but for the time… More

An Evening With The Clarity (II)

An Evening with the Clarity Saturday, June 25th 2011 – 7:30PM Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall MI Music: The Great Unknown Singing in the Abbey Fred Thomas Readings: John Hemingway Michael Tyrell $2 Microbrews Tickets are $10.00 and are available here or by calling 231.670.7033   Credit Cards Accepted Single Ticket (1) $10.00 More

Chris Bathgate

Singer and songwriter Chris Bathgate revisits the “salt year” that led to the creation of his new album. More

Fred Thomas

In a rare interview, the prolific musician sits down to discuss his time with Saturday Looks Good to Me, his creative process, and his cyclical youth. More

Jeff Daniels

Actor and musician Jeff Daniels talks about his upcoming films, gigging down to Nashville with his son, and living life in the public eye. More

Frog Family

Townsend Walker My parents must have evolved from frogs. Frogs seldom form families or care for their offspring; they just mate and jump. It took me twenty-three years to have a family; my brother Jack never did; and my sisters married Jesus. I was born in the middle of a snowstorm in New York City,… More

Wealthy Theatre

Saturday November 7th 2009, 7:30PM Samantha Farrell Strand of Oaks with opening act White Pines Saturday November 7th 2009, 7:30PM Wealthy Theatre – Grand Rapids, MI Tickets are $10.00 for students and $15.00 for general admission and are available below or at one of the following locations. • 711 Bridge Street NW (CMC/GRTV/WYCE) 1-6 p.m.… More

ROTHBURY Music Festival

Ben Evans The first week in July marked the second annual ROTHBURY Music Festival. For five days (July 2nd-July 6th) a huge plot of farmland in rural Western Michigan played host to over 40,000 people and 100 bands, all of whom seemed to be quite happy dancing about in the Midwestern amber. Whereas many people… More