Friday, April 28, 2006

Fine Tuning this Sunday

Hope you have a chance to check out my freeform, Fine Tuning program this Sunday from 4-6pm - I'll be featuring a Studio A2 performance by singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, plus I'll be playing new tunes by Tom Verlaine, Paul Simon, Chris Isaak and Alejandro Escovedo.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Audition thanks

Thanks to all who stopped by Chelsea's Common Grill on Monday to audition for the Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights Summer Festival. 107one's new news anchor Krystal McKanders and I were astounded by the variety and quality of the music played by everyone who participated in the audition. Also big thanks to Craig Common of the Common Grill for his hospitality!

Tomorrow and Friday I'll be giving away 'beat-the-box-office' tickets to this summer's Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young show at the Palace of Auburn Hills...

Monday, April 24, 2006

Ready for your close-up?

If you're a musician, singer, juggler, magician or some other type of performer, today is the day you should stop by the Common Grill in Chelsea to audtition for Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights, the big summer Festival in Chelsea that runs every Thursday (of course!) from June 29 through September 7.

107one morning news anchor Krystal McKanders and I will be amongst the judges today - I'll be portraying Simon Cowell, Krystal will appear in the role of Paula Abdul - just kidding!
Auditions run from 3-9pm, today, and we'll there from around 3-5pm - hope to see you this afternoon!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The best laid plans...

So I was all ready to stay up late (late for me, anyway!) and see the English progressive-rock band Elbow at the Magic Stick two nights ago, followed by the much-anticipated Death Cab For Cuite/Franz Ferdinand show last night at the State Theater - but alas, the nasty cold that's been going around 107one finally caught up me - instead of seeing concerts the last two nights, I stayed home and dosed myself with NyQuil - alas!

If anyone saw these shows, I'd love to get your impressions - please drop me a line...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Get yer Melissa Etheridge tix...

All this week we're giving away beat the box office tickets for you to see Melissa Etheridge in concert on Sunday, August 13th at Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre - keep tuned in for your chance to win!

Friday, April 14, 2006

John Butler Trio is today

Please join me this afternoon at the downtown Border's on Liberty for our latest Studio A2 On The Road event - it's a free, live concert in the middle of the store from Australian jam band the John Butler Trio. The funs stars at 12:30pm today - in case you can't make it, we'll be broadcasting 3 of the 5 songs live on 107one. Hope to see you there today!

All best wishes for a Happy Easter, my friends...

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Roger Wilco

Don't know if we'll be talking about Wilco, but I do know that Roger LeLievre of the Ann Arbor News will be joining me tomorrow (Friday) to talk about major musical events coming to our fair city over the next few weeks.

I'll also give away our final pair of tickets to next week'a sold out Death Cab For Cutie / Franz Ferdinand concert...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


No, that's not just a bunch of random letters I typed in the subject box - it refers to the bands Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand, and I'm happy to let you know that I'm giving away tickets to see their SOLD OUT show at Detroit's State Theatre. The concert is next Tuesday, April 18, and make sure to listen today (Wed.), tomorrow and Friday for your chance to win.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Happy Opening Day last...the Detroit Tigers home opener is today! With it comes that special feeling of renewal and optimism - it's kind of the unofficial 1st day of spring for me...

My very special guest this morning will be Hall of Fame Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who will talk about the magic and mystique of Opening Day.

I'll also be joined by Steve Bergman of Schoolkid's Records to talk about major new releases hitting his store in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Fine tuning with Gomez tomorrow

I have been a gigantic fan of the inventive British rock band Gomez ever since its inception some 8 years ago. The group releases its new album "How We Operate" in early May, and it may very well be the best thing they've ever done! Check out a song from the new Gomez album tomorrow (Thursday) during my Fine Tuning preview - just before 9am.

I'll also play a few more tracks from "How We Operate" on Fine Tuning this Sunday, April 9 between 4 & 6pm,

Monday, April 03, 2006

Lotsa stuff happening...

...such as our just-announced Studio A2 On The Road performance and live broadcast featuring the John Butler Trio! The venue is once again the downtown Ann Arbor Border's, where Australian jam band the John Butler Trio will perform a 5-song set at 12:30pm on Friday, April 14.. It's free and fun - I'll be the master of ceremonies - hope to see you there...

We're also giving away tickets all week to the next film in our 'Movies With Martin' series at the Michigan Theater. Listen for your chance to win tix to the Friday, April 7 premier screening of 'Ask The Dust,' starring Collin Farrell and Salma Hayek.

We're also giving away beat-the-box-office tickets all week to see the Dave Matthews Band
at the DTE Energy Music Theater on Tuesday, June 6. Be the 5th caller at 734-998-1071 whenever you hear a Dave Matthews tune from now through this Friday and you're the winner!