Spring is the season when migratory birds head back to Michigan from their warm winter vacations down south. Their already arduous journey hits new obstacles when buildings impede their airway, especially when so many species migrate at night. The State of Michigan has followed suit with other regions in the country by implementing Safe Passage Great Lakes Days. From March 15-May 31 and August 15-October 31 landowners with buildings five stories or higher are encouraged to turn off their lights or close blinds or curtains from 11pm-6am, to avoid disorienting migrating flocks. The tactic also helps conserve energy as well as protecting the many species of birds that help make Michigan's wildlife so vibrant. For more information on Safe Passage Great Lakes Days, visit www.a2gov.org.
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