Alcohol and rock music have a long shared history. Fans may be more likely to think of beer, or Jack Daniels, when they think of their favorite musicians, but Maynard James Keenan, best known as the singer of hard-rock acts Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer has been working for nearly a decade to make a new name as the owner of Caduceus Cellars, a winery in the Verde Valley of Arizona. Filmmakers Christoper Pomerenke and Ryan Page followed Keenan and his partner Eric Glomski as they struggled to establish their vineyard and winery in the arid environment of Arizona. The result is Blood Into Wine, a 2010 film being shown as part of the Michigan Theater’s 2011 Summer Documentary Film Series. It’s bound to appeal both to Keenan’s devoted fanbase and wine lovers who may never have heard “Stinkfist” or “Judith.” $9. Monday, July 25. 7pm. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
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