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12.2 Watermark 920 “Inside The Mitten”

January 2, 2012

The Watermark is starting a series of “Inside the MItten” events at Watermark 920 on January 6, 2012.  According to their website “Inside the MItten” is a recurring series of  showcases that will feature musical acts born of the great state of Michigan.  The focus of the evening is placed on a moderated discussion designed to expose the stories and experiences that go into writing the amazing music you hear day in and day out while enjoying these great peninsulas we call home.

This sounds like great place to kick back, relax, hear some great music while getting to know the bands a little. It reminds me of the days back in college when I saw Verve Pipe when I believe they were Johnny with an Eye (or some version of the band) at Ricks in Kalamazoo or Hootie and the Blow Fish at the Purple Gator in Myrtle Beach before they recorded their first LP.

So who is the playing at the first Inside The Mitten event? The Crane Wives! They are a home grown indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids, MI that defies musical stereotypes. They formed in late August of 2010, and finished the recording of their self-produced debut album “Safe Ship, Harbored” in April of 2011. The record was released on May 12th at Founder’s Brewing Company in GR. The band utilizes three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for songcraft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.

“Safe Ship Harbored”

Doors open at 6pm and the show will progress as follows:

7:15 – 8:00p – Ida’s Rope
8:15-9:30p – Crane Wive’s Moderated Set
9:45-11p – Crane Wive’s Dance Party!

This is an all ages show!

TICKETS: $10/each 12 and under $5


They will also be having a full service bar and will have a few Michigan beer choices available as well as feature some Michigan wines during this event. Including some great coffees and treats from Rykes Bakery here in Muskegon (Which is very Yummy).

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