For the third year in a row the Kerrytown District Association (KDA) offers the community a taste of the German holiday tradition with their version of Chriskindlmarkt known as the KindleFest Market. The Ann Arbor Farmers Market will play host to farmers, artisans and other vendors selling a wide range of holiday wares. The Tübingen Sister City Group of Ann Arbor will help add some German cultural flair with pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and of course beer! Cozy up to the fire pits and enjoy strolling musicians, caroling and a special appearance from Santa. The KindleFest Market takes place during Downtown Ann Arbor’s Midnight Madness so patrons can take time out from shopping til they drop to enjoy some German holiday festivities. 6-10pm. Kerrytown Market & Shops, 407 North Fifth Ave. 734-662-5008. www.kerrytown.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