The Ravens Club is known for concocting classy cocktails, and every month Tammy’s Tastings hosts a cocktail class that teaches patrons about the subtleties of ordering the perfect drink and how to become a mixologist at home. On August 13, Tammy’s Tastings will be teaching how to make drinks that not only taste superb but also promote sustainability. The Farm-to-Glass Cocktails class will show how to use fresh local produce to enhance any drink. Learn how to muddle, infuse and incorporate different veggies, fruits and herbs, found at the Farmer’s Market, with different spirits to add flavor to your summer cocktail parties. The class is hands-on and of course there will be plenty of taste-testing! 7:30pm. $35 adv./$45 door. Ravens Club, 207 S. Main St. 734-276-3215. www.tammystastings.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