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Northern Arts & Culture: Fake Baseball album release tour stopping in Marquette

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Fake Baseball

The Kalamazoo-based group tours their album In with the Id Crowd

The Kalamazoo-based group Fake Baseball is coming to Marquette, on a Midwest tour showcasing their debut album.

The group formed in 2020 as part of a capstone recording project, and over the last few years, the band put together the album In with the Id Crowd. They describe their sound as pop music that lands somewhere between Björk and Dolly Parton (and they know that this is a wide gap; they reference other musicians like Oingo Boingo and Prince, too). To accommodate such a breadth of sound, the quartet expanded into a six-piece ensemble, adding everything from saxophones, synths, and cello to trombone, tuba, and drum programming.

The "eclectic art-pop band" is touring the Midwest, stopping in Marquette's Ore Dock Brewing Company for a Sunday, May 22nd performance. They'll be joined by local bands Ladoga and Fridge Buzz.

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with band member Maggie Heeren by phone, about the process of putting the album together, expanding their sound, and the planning needed for translating the album into a live experience:

A conversation with Fake Baseball band member Maggie Heeren

Fake Baseball performs at Ore Dock Brewing Company on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 with Ladoga and Fridge Buzz. The event begins at 7 pm, with more information on the Ore Dock Brewing Company event page. Visit fakebaseball.bandcamp.com for more information on the band and their previous releases.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.