6 South Washington Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Sycamore Smith (Marquette, Mich.)
Marquette's Sycamore Smith is truly our state's bard and court jester in one. A boot-stomping, kazoo-blowing meld of Jonathan Richman and Elvis Costello on absinthe... - Metro Times Detroit

...for well over a decade he's held forth as the U.P.'s prime musical export, as a member of the scruffy pop-punk machine the Muldoons and solo. With his rough-hewn folk-guitar strum, slippery melodies, and tongue-tying Dadaist wordplay, Smith comes across like a hillbilly Robyn Hitchcock. - The Stranger

I was in Marquette to hear Sycamore Smith, the North Country's Other Great Folk Singer. Sycamore, whose real name I have gratefully forgotten, was one-half of the Muldoons, a duo who mined the Upper Peninsula's Wild North past for carnivalesque ballads about miners, lumberjacks, sheriffs, whores and saloons. [...] It was the best kind of folk-rock, a Northern version of The Band's re-creations of Civil War Dixie. - Gapers Block

Starling Electric (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
...a dead ringer for mid-'60s era sunshine pop in the spirit of Herman's Hermits, the Zombies, Left Banke and the Monkees. Dillon's vocal harmonies are distant echoes, wispy and complex, not quite hitting the soaring power of Crosby, Stills and Nash, but reminiscent of the Beach Boys, the Byrds and the Mamas and the Papas, complete with all the bah-bah-bah and ooh-wah-ooh-wah backgrounds you can handle. - NOISE

Zoos of Berlin (Detroit, Mich.)
As musicians they have big ears, and as proof they defied the Stick’s famously shitty acoustics by listening to each other and balancing their jagged five-pieces into a legible mix. There’s something hallucinogenic about the Zoos when they really get going... - Digg

Elm From Arm (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Everything bounces and flows nicely. Kinda like Album Leaf meets Phoenix meets Bundy K. Brown's stuff... - Jayson Larson

Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/smithsycamore

Added by gawthspork on July 25, 2007

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