Martin Bandyke on JR JR

We have an early start time of 11:30 AM for Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch on June 23, as Tally Hall’s Joe Hawley will perform as the opening act for headliners JR JR. — what a cool double-bill!

Hawley was the lead vocalist and played guitar in Tally Hall, the indie-rock band formed right here in Ann Arbor when its five group members were attending the University of Michigan. After releasing the spectacular debut album Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum (2005, then reissued in 2008) and the follow-up Good & Evil (2011), the band has been inactive, but the individual group members have pursued numerous solo projects. Can’t wait to hear what Joe has in store for Sonic Lunch…it’s been a long time since he’s played a major show in A2!

As for our headliners JR JR (the band formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.), the Detroit indie-pop group consisting of Daniel Zott and Joshua Epstein, they continue to ride high after releasing their self-titled, third album for Warner Brothers Records last September. Featuring the hit single Gone, the album is the ultimate showcase for JR JR’s skillful mix of folk, indie-rock, and subtle electronic elements.     Martin Bandyke — ann arbor’s 107one

JR JR This Week

This week, JR JR is coming to Sonic Lunch! This is a special show as we also have Joe Hawley of Tally Hall!

Liberty Street will be closed between S. Fifth and S. Division with our show beginning at 11:30!

You don’t want to miss this!

JR JR Scheduled to Rock the Stage

This week, Joe Hawley of Tally Hall and JR JR will take the Sonic Lunch stage for what is sure to be an amazing performance!

REMINDER: Not only will Liberty Street be closed between S. Fifth and S. Division, but the show will also begin at 11:30 with Joe Hawley opening!

The Produce Station will be on-site as our lunch provider this week. See you Thursday!

Martin Bandyke on Frontier Ruckus

On Thursday, June 16 at noon, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch will feature Frontier Ruckus, the gifted roots-folk band from East Lansing. Featuring singer/songwriter Matthew Milia, banjo player David Winston Jones, harmony vocalist Anna Burch, and multi-instrumentalist Zachary Nichols, Frontier Ruckus has released four full-length album, the latest being 2014’s Sitcom Afterlife.

Moving easily between indie-rock and alternative-country, Frontier Ruckus has drawn widespread acclaim from respected music publications like Rolling Stone, Uncut, and Paste. Get ready for Americana music at its best when Frontier Ruckus takes the stage at noon on Thursday, June 16 as part of Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch.   Martin Bandyke — ann arbor’s 107one