MITTENFEST IV SCHEDULED FOR NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND

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Our expatriate Michigan friend Brandon Zwagerman, who makes his home in New York these days, is presenting his fourth annual Mittenfest at Ypsilanti's Elbow Room in late December. This year, it actually starts the afternoon of New Year's Eve -- and then runs through Monday, January 4th. That's 40 bands in four days, for those of you keeping count. As always, the event is a benefit for 826michigan (http://www.826michigan.org), which a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students, ages 6 to 18, with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Cool cause.

The Elbow Room is the same place as it's always been: 6 South Washington Street in Ypsi; 734-483-6374. Four-day discount wristbands are currently available for $25 each at Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, 115 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor. This year's lineup is again comprised of top-notch music from all over the state (as well as a few from outside the Mitten this year), including such local Detroit area faves as Silverghost, Friendly Foes, Electric Fire Babies, Matt Jones (we still love that guy's music), Lightning Love, Fred Thomas and many, many more. A full schedule and lineup are below:

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Doors 4 p.m. $9. 18+

Semi-formal attire encouraged!

5:00-5:30

HALLWAY - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/hallwayspace

5:50-6:20

STARGRAZER - Lansing, MI

http://www.myspace.com/stargrazerllc

6:40-7:10

THIS IS DEER COUNTRY - Houghton, MI

http://www.myspace.com/thisisdeercountry

7:30-8:00

ELLE AND THE FONTS - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/elleandthefonts

8:20-8:50

ANNIE PALMER - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/anniepalmermusic

9:10-9:40

THE FERDY MAYNE - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/theferdymayne

10:00-10:30

ELECTRIC FIRE BABIES - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/electricfirebabies

10:50-11:20

WHITE PINES - Akron, OH

http://www.myspace.com/whitepinetrees

11:40-12:10

CHRIS BATHGATE - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/chrisbathgate

12:30-1:00

MATT JONES & THE RECONSTRUCTION - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/mattspainting

DANCEPARTY UNTIL 4 AM!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Doors 4 p.m. $7. 18+

5:00-5:30

TIMOTHY MONGER - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/timothymonger

5:50-6:20

GHOST HEART - Grand Rapids, MI

new West Side buzz-band

6:40-7:10

FIELDS OF INDUSTRY - Lansing, MI

http://www.myspace.com/fieldsofindustry

7:30-8:00

GHOSTLADY - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/ghostladyghostlady

8:20-8:50

THE JULIETS - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/julietsband

9:10-9:40

PRUSSIA - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/prussiamusic

10:00-10:30

SILVERGHOST - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/silverghostmusic

10:50-11:20

LIGHTNING LOVE - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/lightninglove

11:40-12:10

CHAMPIONS OF BREAKFAST - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/thechampionsofbreakfast

12:30-1:00

GREAT LAKES MYTH SOCIETY - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/greatlakesmythsociety

w/ DJ CHUCK SIPPERLEY!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Doors 4 p.m. $7. 18+

5:00-5:30

NATHAN K. - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/nathankmusic

5:50-6:20

ETHAN MILNER - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/ethanmilner

6:40-7:10

SPITTING NICKELS - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/spittingnickels

7:30-8:00

GREGORY MCINTOSH - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/theowlmcintosh

8:20-8:50

BLACK JAKE & THE CARNIES - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/blackjakeandthecarnies

9:10-9:40

JIM ROLL - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/jimroll

10:00-10:30

FRIENDLY FOES - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/friendlyfoes

10:50-11:20

DRUNKEN BARN DANCE - New York, NY

http://www.myspace.com/drunkendance

11:40-12:10

CHILD BITE - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/childbite

12:30-1:00

THE HIGH STRUNG - Detroit, MI

http://www.myspace.com/thehighstrung

w/ DJ WILL YATES!

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Doors 4 p.m. $7. 18+

5:00-5:30

WHISKEY BOTTLE - New York, NY

Scott Sellwood, Jim Roll & Fred Thomas play UNCLE TUPELO songs!

5:50-6:20

ALEX GREINER - Brooklyn, NY

http://www.myspace.com/alexgreiner

6:40-7:10

LANDFILL MOUNTAIN BOYS - Ann Arbor, MI

Formerly Corndaddy http://www.myspace.com/corndad

7:30-8:00

SMALL HOUSES - Lansing, MI

http://www.myspace.com/smallhousessing

8:20-8:50

PHOTOGRAPHERS - Traverse City, MI

http://www.myspace.com/romanticbandits

9:10-9:40

ANNA ASH - Oakland, CA

http://www.myspace.com/annaashmusic

10:00-10:30

SECRET TWINS - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/secrettwinsmusic

10:50-11:20

MISTY LYN & THE BIG BEAUTIFUL - Ann Arbor, MI

http://www.myspace.com/mistylynmusic

11:40-12:10

FRED THOMAS - Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.myspace.com/fredthomassongs

12:30-1:00

FRONTIER RUCKUS - Lansing, MI

http://www.myspace.com/frontierruckus

w/ (DJ) ACTUAL BIRDS!

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