This last week the city's population numbers began to swell a bit as students are beginning to return from a summer spent off campus. And for students and townies alike, what better place to catch up this Thursday night than at Harmony Brewing Company's Back-2-School edition of their popular Vinyl Night.
For this special night, Austin Kane will be manning the turntable and dropping everything you would expect from him, like cuts by Mac DeFartco, Thee Oh Sees, Real Estate, Beach Fossils and more.
"I'm going for a dreamy surf rock feel. Mostly modern artists from the Bay Area like Ty Segall, White Fence, Bare Wires," says Kane, "Local favorites (of Michigan-based acts) like Radiator Hospital, Jamaican Queens, Ghost Heart will be rounded out with some "oldies" like the Beach Boys, Velvet Underground, and various doo wop tracks."
One of the best parts of this vinyl night versus others in our city who play albums is that at Harmony you get to indulge in one of the state's best other round offerings, as this is the venue that placed fourth in MLive's John Gonzales' pick for best pizza in Michigan. (Harmony was the only local to crack the top ten.)
It is also the home to an ever-evolving beer menu that is just as eclectic as its customers, who range from neighbors to Easties to even hipsters seeking delicious carbs.
So get there early if you desire a sight line to the bar or risk being placed in the back or on the patio on this special Back-2-School edition of Harmony's Vinyl Night.
Admission: Free to listen, but you know the drill. This is a pub with good grub, so order up!