Martin Bandyke on Ben Daniels Band

The wait is over! Making their long-awaited debut appearance at Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch on Thursday, June 30 will be Ben Daniels Band, the Americana/blues/rock/jazz ensemble from Chelsea, Michigan. Led by Ben Daniels, the son of actor/playwright/Purple Rose Theater founder Jeff Daniels, BDB will soon be releasing a brand new studio album. Ben Daniels Band has honed their skills as the opening act for Rusted Root, the Racontuers and Rodriguez, and after witnessing their outstanding Top of the Park concert last year I can fully attest to the fact that they are ready to rock Sonic Lunch on June 30 at noon.   Martin Bandyke — ann arbor’s 107one

Sonic Lunch This Week

We can’t believe that we are already rounding out the June lineup! To finish an amazing start month, we will close out June with Ben Daniels Band! As usual, they will take the Sonic Lunch stage at 12, right in Liberty Plaza.

This week’s food vendor will be Argiero’s.

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!