Some people say Christmas comes early, but for audiophiles that holiday is just Record Store's tardy, unfocused older brother. Every year, bands young and old from every genre join forces with record labels and stores to fill shelves with unique, collectible vinyl—B sides, 45's, LP's, limited color runs and rare re-pressings. This year's Record Store Day Spokesman, Jack White, says Record Store Day is more than an industry event, it is a rite of passage, "it’s high time the mentors, big brothers, big sisters, parents, guardians, and neighborhood ne’er do wells, start taking younger people that look up to them to a real record store and show them what an important part of life music really is." Record Store Day will pump Encore Records, Underground Sound, and Wazoo records in Milan with exclusive material. Be sure to save your pennies and hit all three stores, because no two establishments will carry the same merchandise. For more details, visit www.recordstoreday.com-JS
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.