August is always the hottest month in Washtenaw County, and therefore one of the most stressful. Consider Baths a choice prescription for effervescent sonic relaxation. The solo electronic project of LA native Will Wiesenfeld, Baths is a collection of delicate, almost dainty vocal lines set to relaxing and percussive beats. Weisenfield's music is the perfect electronic soundtrack for an afternoon under a parasol, lying back with your eyes closed. Weisenfeld's first album, Cerulean, made a few best-of lists in 2010, including at Pitchfork.com and The A.V. Club. His 2013 sophomore album, Obsidian, has likewise garnered positive press. Expect choice cuts from both albums to cool the Blind Pig down during the late summer blaze. 9pm. $12 advance / $15 door. The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St. 734-996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.com—JS
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