Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries Episode 4: The Iguanas

Story by Jeremy Kohn In this episode of Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries, we take a journey back in time to the early days of one James Ostenberg.  You may recognize him under a completely different name –since he is the Godfather of punk, Iggy Pop. Before the shock rocker was wiling out on stage with…

Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries Episode 3: Sunday Funnies

Story by Jeremy Kohn One of the main reasons I chose to start a series like Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries is not only to inform you the reader (insert aggressive finger point) of the great music Michigan has to offer, but also to explore the hidden Michigan music gems,  for myself. I do not claim…

Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries Episode 2: The Upholsterers

By Jeremy Kohn Those unfamiliar with the name Jack White probably belong to a hill tribe high in the mountains, having deemed the art of music as a curse upon their land. The rest of the outside world, however, knows White as the Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist who helped revitalize the garage rock genre in the early…

Michigan’s Musical Mystery Menageries Episode 1: Death

                    Photo Credit: Drafthouse Films  By Jeremy Kohn Leather jackets. Torn blue jeans. CBGB’s.  Anti-Establishment.  If music fans were asked to take part in a word association related to punk music, some of these responses may be their answers.  If any prominent bands from the genre…