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Posted on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 10:12 a.m.

Lightning Love leader reviews Ypsilanti music scene

By Staff


Lightning Love

photo by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson

"Ypsilanti is a super small town, but there’s a large population of artsy young people and weird locals that makes it an interesting place to live," writes Leah Diehl, leader of the local band Lightning Love, on the music website CMJ.

Diehl is featured this week in a CMJ feature called Scene Report, where a local musician describes the music outlook in their hometown.

In the post, Diehl talks about places to play in Ypsilanti (with a bit of Ann Arbor) and also covers such angles as the best post-show hangouts.

Local entertainment website iSpy recently reviewed Lightning Love's upcoming EP, "Girls Who Look Like Me," which will precede a full album later this year.

Read the full CMJ post here. And for more information, see Lightning Love's website.

This isn't the first national attention for Lightning Love; last year, the trio was a finalist in Billboard magazine's national Battle of the Bands competition.



Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

Thanks a2! We read Mark Maynard's blog too.

Ben Petiprin

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 6:46 p.m.

I think that all these attempts to appeal to the hipster population around EMU is self defeating. The more you acknowledge them, the less they'll want to stick around. They need to feel that their in the underground, you see. Ypsi seems to be making these people the basis of the economy; building up the college and tearing everything else down. It'd be hilarious to see the gentrification campaigns completed just as all the hip folk migrate to somewhere more "real."


Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 10:35 p.m.

Absolutely! That is exactly what happened to Ann Arbor 25 - 30 years ago.

rusty shackelford

Thu, Jan 19, 2012 : 4:43 p.m.

Thanks for the link. Thanks to Diehl, now I know where to get drugs, in case I ever feel like driving to Ypsi in order to get drugs.