Acoustic Routes presents a double bill featuring some of Michigan's most creative musicians this Saturday at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline. The music starts at 8 pm.
Timothy Monger, co-founder of Great Lakes Myth Society, is celebrating the one year anniversary of Amber Lantern, his most ambitious record to date. It's an inward musing, outward bound cascade of gently expansive and warmly detailed songcraft. Melding subtle synth textures with elements of psych, folk, and jangling power pop, Monger explores themes of hope, struggle, and personal revelation in poignant observations that celebrate the weird odyssey of the self.
"I'm trying out a new acoustic ensemble for my first show of the year that includes my Great Lakes Myth Society bandmates Gregory McIntosh and James Monger along with my great friend Patrick Herek who is basically GLMS' sixth member,” Monger said. “It's essentially a dream team of my favorite people, so I recommend seeing us while it lasts.”
Check out these videos featuring Timothy Monger:
Gifts or Creatures from Kalamazoo is the musical pursuit of husband-wife Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of Midwestern folklore, old-world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana. Their latest release, Fair Mitten (New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin), is a tribute to their Great Lakes home. Recorded in Kalamazoo alongside Seth Bernard, Dan Rickabus (The Crane Wives) and Max Lockwood (Big Dudee Roo, May Erlewine), the album offers up a collection of songs that celebrates the rich history and timeless significance of the Great Lakes Basin.
Check out these videos of Gifts or Creatures:
There is a $15 cover at the door and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the artists. Before the show, starting at 5 pm, the Jamerican Grill Food truck will be parked outside. They specialize in Jamaican Jerk, Jamaican street food and American Buffalo burgers with hand-cut French fries.