In a seedy corner of the Midwest music scene, contemporary psychedelic blues still makes its case as the most exciting music throughout the rustbelt. And like the powerhouse Michigan and Ohio duos before them, Jordan Wayne (vocals, guitar) and Ben Bodi (drums) of Thirty Three & 1/3 hit you in the mouth with a wave of sound that makes it seem like at times they multiply by three onstage. With a backbone that reflects the gritty city where they live, the Toledo-based scrappy rockers put on a high-energy show full of adrenaline and unpredictability. $5. 10pm. Woodruffs, 36 E. Cross St. 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.