Ella Riot, pioneers of dancethink, a rock-dance-pop powerhouse, and beloved A2 band has just announced they will be going on hiatus. But do not fear, this must see live band will be taking the stage at the Blind Pig for one more spectacular show before their departure and the release of their new album Love Child. For those who have watched in amazement as the band has evolved from the early days ofz Myx Dear Disco this performance cannot be missed. Do your senses a favor and become immersed in Ella Riot before they go away for who knows how long. Current and the rest of A2 will miss you and thanks for making us dancethink! 8pm. $10-$12. 208 S. First St. 734-996-8555. www.dancethink.com
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