Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

. October 1, 2013.
BBVD_Photo_1

Swing masterminds Big Bad Voodoo Daddy got its name after founder Scotty Morris met blues guitarist Albert Collins, who signed Morris’s poster ‘To Scotty, the big bad voodoo daddy.’ The rest is history: Morris and his band have played their contemporary version of 1940s and 50s swing across the U.S. for the last 25 years. On Sunday, October 13, the jazz-blues-and-swing combo will play the Ark featuring Morris’s lead guitar and vocals alongside a rhythm section, piano player and full horn section. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is one of the most originally funky bands of the 90s. Outside of their 8 full-length albums, they also recorded the opening theme for the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun and contributed to the soundtrack of the 1996 comedy ‘Swingers.’ Their newest release ‘Rattle Them Bones’ continues their swinging legacy—get ready to boogie A2.

7pm. $35. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1800. the ark.

Trending

Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

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

Grove Studios Grand Opening

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.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

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

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  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