Tag: Music

  • Audio expert Vintage King hosts 20th anniversary party

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Ferndale-based music equipment company Vintage King Audio will celebrate the store’s 20th anniversary at The Loving Touch bar on Thursday, Aug. 1. Founded by Brothers Michael and Andrew Nehra in 1993, Vintage King started in Detroit, where they ran the White Room recording studio and performed in band Robert […]

  • Musician Stewart Francke tells the world “What Makes Me Strong”

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Music makes a difference in people’s lives. For musician and Saginaw native Stewart Francke, it saved his life. In his memoir, “What Don’t Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong,” Francke discusses how music and the Detroit community helped him get through his struggles to come out tougher, dealing with […]

  • Oakland County Fair Idol brings music contest downhome

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Vocal professionals and amateurs can step on stage and compete for a chance at $500, in the third annual Oakland County Fair Idol competition. “I think a lot of the fairs are struggling to keep up with keeping everything modern. (Fair Idol) is taking something that’s popular on television […]

  • Picking up good donations

    Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post Formed in 2010, Elijah Nelson and brothers Mark and Jake Hoke make up the Detroit band Royal Hoax. The alternative/pop- rock group is working with Gleaners Community Food Bank on their project Rock4Hunger, while getting their music out at local schools and venue shows. Behind the music Nelson, Mark and […]

  • Music major works to help impoverished children in India

    On her final day in India, junior music major Molly Bruner looked out her bus window on the drive back from an orphanage and knew something had to change. After 10 days devoted to opening three orphanages and working with children, Bruner wanted to do her part to help with the poverty she wittnessed. “I […]

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