August 8, 2012 9:57
This week at Sonic Lunch we are delighted to bring in the singer/songwriter duo, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine. Seasoned songwriters with five solo records each and two duo albums to their names, Seth and May draw from a deep well of American folk, country, blues and soul music. Like all the best musicians, they have the ability to still a room or captivate and electrify an audience and ignite a dance floor. Our lunch partners will be Ashley's and Sweetwaters. Due to rain, we're moving indoors to The Ark on Main Street, instead of Liberty Plaza. Follow us on facebook.com/soniclunch or soniclunch.com for the latest information. See you at Sonic Lunch!
August 7, 2012 5:04
Bank of Ann Arbor’s mobile banking app is now available. Find our mobile banking app easily by installing the new Bank of Ann Arbor branded mobile app for iPhone and Android phones. Current users of TouchBanking may be prompted to upgrade when they log in. Others can search the iTunes app store or the Google Play store for Bank of Ann Arbor to download the free app. Download it today!
Note: You might need to know your iTunes or Google Play log in credentials to get app.
August 1, 2012 10:44
An electric jazz quintet based out of Ann Arbor, The Macpodz specialize in a unique and very danceable mix of rock, jazz, funk, and fusion that is equal parts Miles Davis and Frank Zappa (or as the band terms it, “disco bebop”). The band’s first professional gig was backing up political poet and raconteur John Sinclair in 2006, but the Macpodz’s infectious, fun energy and dance-heavy approach to musical exploration soon made them a popular draw on their own terms. Since then, their relentless touring has brought them national fame sharing stages with Trombone Shorty, Levon Helm, Umphrey’s Mcgee and Fergie & Slash at the NCAA Final Four.
Also playing this week is Syracuse, NY based tour de force Sophistafunk. Rooted by old school funk/hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. Their tight musicianship and energetic live performances jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments, consistently wins die-hard fans after only one listen.
Join us for another great Sonic Lunch this Thursday, August 2!
July 25, 2012 7:50
If you haven’t heard of Mayer Hawthorne yet, you might want to get familiar. This Huron High School and University of Michigan graduate (whom former classmates may know better as Andrew Cohen) has reached #8 in the billboard charts, made the rounds on the late-night talk show circuit, received rave reviews from just about every music magazine you could get your hands on, and has been playing sold-out shows around the world during his meteoric rise to fame over the last few years.
Yet to listen to the music of this 29 year-old superstar, you would swear you were hearing a motown hit straight out of the 1970′s. In fact, when his record label first heard Hawthorne, they thought they were listening to re-edits of obscure late-’60s/early-’70s soul singles, not the work of a multi-instrumentalist ingenue. Perhaps this explains why fans of all ages are attracted to his music, and why he’s often credited with inspiring a Motown Revival, exposing a new generation of fans to music from Detroit’s bygone era.
Join us on Thursday, July 26 for an all-out dance party on Liberty as Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch serves up what will surely be one of the most unforgettable concerts Ann Arbor has ever seen. The music begins at 11:30 with local indie-pop darlings Lightning Love, with Mayer Hawthorne & The County expected to take the stage around noon.
Help us welcome this Ann Arborite back to his hometown and be a part of Sonic Lunch history. We’ll see you there.
July 25, 2012 7:43
It its July 2012 issue, the Ann Arbor Observer profiled Bank of Ann Arbor's playful ad campaign targeting non-local banks along with the success the bank has been experiencing in Banking Local by Eve Silberman.
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July 17, 2012 8:34
Coming down to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in the evenings? Bank of Ann Arbor has donated the parking spaces at our downtown Ann Arbor office at 125 S. Fifth Ave to the Shelter Association. They'll have volunteers collecting your donation as you slip your Motor City beauty into our easy-in/easy-out lot. Convenient parking only 1 block from the Art Fairs that raises money to help the homeless in our community, it's a win-win deal.
During the day (7a to 5p), our lot is reserved for conducting business at Bank of Ann Arbor and is closed to Art Fair parking.
July 10, 2012 1:29
Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to bring Scars on 45 back to Sonic Lunch on Thursday, July 12. Scars on 45 has been very busy since we saw them last year. They've released their second album, performed on Jay Leno and had their hit single, Heart on Fire selected for Grey's Anatomy. Scars on 45 will take the stage at Noon in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza. For more information, visit SonicLunch.com.
July 3, 2012 2:58
All Bank of Ann Arbor offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. All will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, July 5. Bank of Ann Arbor ATMs are available 24/7.
July 2, 2012 8:52
8:00am, 7/5: Sonic Lunch is still planned for outdoors in Liberty Plaza. Stay tuned for updates.
Yes, there is a Sonic Lunch on Thursday, July 5. We're serving up a full menu of indie folk music for the holiday week with a double bill of Frontier Ruckus and Chris Bathgate.
Chris Bathgate is a prominent American Indie folk singer/songwriter in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area. His signature country-tinged gothic folk has been perfectly honed in his latest critically acclaimed album Salt Year.
Frontier Ruckus is a literate dynamic folk-derived band from Detroit with many layers of complexity within their music. Below the obvious layer, many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics that Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes.
Join us on Thursday, July 5 from 11:45a to 1:30p in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza.
For more information, visit soniclunch.com.
July 1, 2012 8:41
New email claims to be from FDIC, threatens users confidential and personal data. A fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offering cash in return for survey information could obtain access to personal and confidential information. The FDIC issued a warning to computer users that it has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC. The e-mail contains a subject line “Survey Code: STJSPNUPUT.” It reads “you have been chosen by the FDIC to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey. In response, will credit $100 dollars to your account just for your time.” The FDIC is warning consumers not to click on the link provided in the e-mail, as it is intended to obtain personal information or load malicious software onto users’ computers.