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Local psychedelic band drops full-length album

Nick Braun

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 6, 2019

The local psychedelic groove band The Be Colony is set to release their very first full-length album this month.

The self-titled piece consists of 11 tracks, which are comprised of previously unheard material as well as favorites from their live shows, all of which were recorded and produced at the band’s home studio.

If you have ever witnessed The Be Colony in action, you know firsthand how good of an investment this will be. You can get your hands on a copy at the official release party Saturday, June 15, at the Brass Rail. Joining in on the fun will be Grand Rapids, Mich., alt rock band The Zannies.

If by chance you cannot make it to the event, the new album will be available at a couple online streaming sites. Furthermore, The Be Colony will be making a run north the weekend of July 12-14 to perform at the 39th Annual Blissfest Folk & Roots Music Festival in Harbor Springs, Mich. This festival is a celebration of music, culture, art, and community featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world, and roots music. Road trip anyone?

Thunderstruck at BBQ Ribfest

A few weeks back, folks were treated to an outstanding tribute act when Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC performed at a sardine-packed Clyde Theatre.

If you missed that special evening, the Louisville, Ky., act is returning and ready to shake the foundations of Headwaters Park at this year’s BBQ Ribfest.

The festival runs June 13-16 with Thunderstruck taking the stage the evening of Friday, June 14. Mouth-watering ribs, cold brews, and a plethora of AC/DC hits sound like an ideal evening to me.

Perhaps the best news is it’s only six bucks to get in that evening, free before 5:30 p.m.

Other performers during BBQ Ribfest will include Daily Driver, Dash Rip Rock, The Nick Harless Band, Clayton Anderson, Eliminator: The Original ZZ Top Tribute Band, and many more. Don’t forget it is Father’s Day weekend, so plan on taking pappy for some BBQ.

Musical Comic at Wunderkammer

The Wunderkammer Company has an eventful evening lined up for Thursday, June 20, with musical stand-up comic Charlie Hester.

Her unique and catchy tunes, which consist of rocking out on her electric baritone ukulele and singing off-color songs, have delighted audiences everywhere. With songs like the “Ranch Dressing Song” and “I Love My Baby Wipes,” this could be quite interesting.

In addition, Hester runs The Great Girl Drive, which helps women and girls dealing with domestic violence and young homeless teens.

If you plan to attend the Wunderkammer show, bring new unopened boxes of pads and tampons, which she’ll distribute to shelters all over the country.

Tickets for the show are available now at

Zydeco at the Philmore

The two-time Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien will be bringing his Zydeco Experience to The Philmore on Broadway on Wednesday, July 3.

Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his bandmates have performed more than 9,000 concerts and have toured millions of miles to more than 45 countries during their eventful career.

Tickets for this all-ages event are only $10 through

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