Ann Arbor’s Mark Fain showcases his songwriting prowess with his well-thought project Gun Lake. With Ryan O’Reilly on guitar, Macklin Underdown on bass, and Peter Felsman on drums, the band uses hauntingly beautiful three part harmonies to create solemn folk-rock tunes in the same vein as Mumford & Sons or Band of Horses. Their album Balfour, released in March 2011, is an exceptional example of the quality work springing from the local music scene. Each track is carefully considered, and like any choice album it is impossible to skip songs. Their voices seem to hang in the ether a little longer than the rhythm of their songs, so their harmonies are slightly left behind for you to ponder. Snap the QR Code to see Mark Fain perform a solo version of the album’s first track “Cliffhanger.” 9pm. $5. 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.woodruffsbar.com
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.