Martin Bandyke on Brett Dennen

After a week off for the Ann Arbor Art Fair, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch returns in a big way at 11:30 a.m. (note the special start time) on Thursday, July 28. Headlining the concert at Liberty Plaza will be our dear friend Brett Dennen, the Northern California singer-songwriter who just released his sixth studio album Por Favor. Like Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz, Brett plays thoughtful, socially-conscious tunes with optimistic messages, a man who’s always trying to find light in the darkness. Opening up the show will the Accidentals, the Traverse City-based indie-folk trio formed by students at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. This is a compelling, don’t miss double bill…don’t forget the early start time of 11:30 a.m.

Martin Bandyke — ann arbor’s 107one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=106yI2pENSw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN95KcT_EKw

Martin Bandyke on The Suffers

The Suffers will make their first appearance at Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch concert series on Thursday, July 14, and they are much more than just another soul revival band. Influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and hip hop as well as the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era, The Suffers are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the ten-piece band features an exquisite horn section that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s impressive voice. Touring to support their 2016 self-titled debut album, The Suffers are sure to make a commanding statement when they play Sonic Lunch at noon on Thursday, July 14.

Martin Bandyke — ann arbor’s 107one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tkOT1uKAeU