Summer is the ideal time to kick back and relax, and what better way than to crack an ice cold beer? The 14th annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild takes place on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti. The event features over 300 different selections of beer from 50 Michigan breweries. In addition to the brews, tasty food from vendors will be on hand as well as a vast array of live music from local talent. Tickets are $30-$40. Tickets can be purchased at www.michiganbrewersguild.businesscatalyst.com or at any of the listed establishments at www.mbgmash.org. 515 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti.
It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO
If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.
The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or
Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak