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Page 4-The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 5, 1991
Heirs to Iggy's throne
Ann Arbor bands who just might make it big

Keeping the celluloid fire ablaze A/i
Film groups work to keep campus cinema alive

by Richard Davis
Locai bands often set the tone for a
good night out. And thank goodness
that like most college towns, Ann
Arbor has its fair share of aspiring
musicians. We can give double
thanks to the fact that most of these
bands are worth the evil cover
charge that clubs love to charge us
poor students. So, be sure to see
some of the bands because a couple
of them are almost certain to reach
the Big-time and leave us students
behind.
The Difference probably has the
- best chances of any of the local
bands to make it Big. Their catchy
sound combines rock, funk, jazz,
pop, and soul into one big college
package. This 5-man group regularly
packs local clubs with their full
sound. The recently released second
album, Groundswell, and enthusias-
tic fans has prompted major label
interest, so catch them while the
cover is still only $4.
Frank Allison and the Odd
Sox have been around Ann Arbor
almost as long as anyone can re-

member, but they continue to please
the college crowds. Even though
some of the them moved up north to
the Lansing area, they're around so
much that it seems like they still
live here. Their music is definitely
poppy with a bit of folk thrown in
for good measure. The guitars strum
out plenty of catchy melodies and
the lyrics are insightful to boot.
After coming back from a month-
long tour of Eastern Europe, these
local artists will certainly be eager
to play.
No nonsense college pop is Ann
Be Davis. Named after the person
who plays Alice, that Brady Bunch
character we all love, this guitar-
based band fills clubs whenever
they play. On the heels of their
debut album, Scouts Deposit, these
young men are rumored to be one of
the next bands to you-know-what.
One of the town's best (and
only) ska bands is Etch-a-Sketch.
Although only one of the members
of the band ever owned these toxic
toys, the band still adopted this fun
name for their fun sound.

Consisting of no less than 10 mem-
bers at any given time, this band has
gained a following among Ann
Arbor's small ska crowd and among
those who just want to dance to
good music.
Southgoing ZAK has quickly
grow into one of Ann Arbor's fa-
vorite bands. Their hard-driving
guitar-based sound combined with
the raspy voice of the lead vocalist
have led an increasingly larger local
audience to follow the ZAK,
Southgoing that is. Not to be missed
is their musical journey through Dr.
Suess.
If you're in the moodbfor a seri-
ous reggae/calypso beat, the
Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band can
supply it. Energetic Carribean-
inspired covers and originals which
make you dance spring from this
energetic group.
Mol Triffid plays straight-ahead
rock. Lead by the incredible Kimo
Ball on guitar, this popular group
creates a musical live show that is
simply intense. Bassist Dave
Sahijdak calls it "manically theatri-
cal hard heavy rock."
Besides all of the fine, fine bands
listed above, Ann Arbor has many
more that you're going to want to
check out. The Chenille Sisters
sing quirky songs for an older audi-
ence. And semi-local favorites
Pontiac, Big Chief, Laughing
Hyneas, and Wig can really get the
evening started right, with their
heavier alternasound. So be sure to
catch some of these bands before
that make it you-know-what.

by Mike Kuniavsky
Ann Arbor was a bustling center of film. Once. In its
heyday (say, 10 years ago) there would be several dif-
ferent films showing every night, and every night was
different. There were three active commercial theaters
within blocks of campus and the half-dozen or so film
groups would each be showing in a different audito-

rium. Every night. A monthly film magazine (then, the
Cinema Guide, now the much more abbreviated
Current) was necessary just to keep track of all of the
films playing, and no matter how much you wanted to,
you couldn't go see all of them. No staying home and
watching Starsky and Hutch,there was always a mind-
blowing experience literally just around the corner.
See CINEMA, Page 10

BOOKS
Continued from page 3
now, says Case are in Anne Rice's
vampire books and other horror fic-
tion, and the mind-candy of science
fiction and bestsellers, though, "I
never buy romances." The New Age
wave also proliferates among the
shelves. Eastern religions and
Daoism is a popular field. There is
also a recent resurgence in
Egyptology. "I prefer New Agers
to fundamentalists," says Case.
"They're too sleepy, but they're
positive." Working at a store like
Dawn Treader, it seems you in-
evitably learn something about ev-
erything.
As in David's, Case seems to have
a friendly relationship with many
regular customers. Of course, during
the tourist squall of the Art Fair,
Case gets his share of harassment.
"Questions I hate are, 'Have you
read all these books?'... inevitably

during the Art Fair, someone will
come in and try to buy a fifty cent
book with a credit card."
Case says that not as many stu-
dents shop at Dawn Treader as "real
people:" "Most of them don't have
time to do outside reading, or the
money to spend." But the clientele
best-sellers? "Ayn Rand and Jack
Kerouac," says Case. "I can't keep
Anne Rice on the shelf."
Dawn Treader has a reverence for
all books. It has a complete science
fiction room, and an extensive mys-
tery collection. It also has an im-
pressive array of first editions and
rare books. In glass cases, collectors
can find threadbare diaries and lim-
ited editions of novels. For a mere
$700, you can buy Flatlands , a steel-
bound book printed on one huge
sheet of paper, which describes a
two-dimensional world. "It's re-
ally about the 1980s," jokes Case.
These kinds of prices are reserved
for the rarities, however. Case ad-

mits, "I take immense pleasure in
selling books for lower prices. The
mark-ups in textbook stores are ut-
terly obscene," although Dawn
Treader only dabbles in text books.
Case offers buyers extensive sec-
tions in literary criticism, sociol-
ogy, psychology, and other realms
of academia. The book fads right
is almost definitely a loyal and in-
tellectual bunch. Paper cups from
the nearest espresso cafe abound (a
sure sign of deepness.)
Dawn Treader and David's are the
most visible used book stores. If
they turn you into a junkie, you
might try braving Wooden Spoon
Books, if you're not allergic to the
pipe smoke that is always billowing
out its owner. The most fun aspect
of Ann Arbor's cheap and seedy side,
however, is your own private dis-
covery of the eccentric and invalu-
able book stores which are defini-
tive Ann Arbor.

U K

The Liberty Street Dawn Treader's tunne
with stacks and stacks of.interesting, a
interesting, books. They also have nice p
of Marilyn Monroe.

HEAlHER LWMANIUs
Though the reason for the existence of the building of the Art Museum
is somber, and is reflected in the cold, marbled whiteness of the inside,
the artworks more than compensate by their variety and quality. They
stand out against the pale background and speak to the viewer.

NETWORK
Continued from page 2
don't do things in the corporate way.
There is a difference in approach."
The theater is proud of their rare
Artistic Directors' Board, a group
of several people who collectively

decide which productions will grace
their stage. This eliminates a tyran-
nical reign by one director. One
would think that all the bold, cre-
ative voices found in theater would
not be able to agree on production
decisions. Executive director Linda
Kendall however, swears that there

has never been a disagreement
amongst the board. "We have so lit-
tle to work with (financially) we
have to use what we do have very
well. There is no time or money to
debate what we should invest in."
The Network produces five to
See NETWORK, Page 11

You gotta have art
University's museums have it
by Sara London across the street from the

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Ulrch's has been serving the UofM students since 1934.
Our Book Dept. stocks the course texts (New and Used)
for your classes. We buy from lists submitted by your
instructors. We stock more School Supplies then you can
imagine. Our Art & Engineering Dept. carries everything for
the student, amatuer or professional. The Print, Poster &
Frame Dept. on the second floor has everything for your
walls. When it comes to shopping for everything that's
Amaizing Blue, Ulrich's has one of Ann Arbor's largest
selections of UofM Memorabilia. And don't forget the
Electronics Showroom for name brand calculators.
All this just for You!
Look for our Full Page ad on the back page of Sports
for more store information and Book Rush Hours.

. onveniently located between
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Saturday 6am - 2pm " Sunday 7am - 2pm
Serving breakfast all day
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the University Museum of Art is
the perfect peaceful and cost-free
place to take refuge between classes
or on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Unlike the imposing Museum of
Art, the Kelsey is small and easy to
miss. But a visit to the Kelsey,
which is also free, is an opportunity
to lose one's self in wonder, to lose

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