How I Learned to Drive is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel that has fascinated audiences the world over with it’s sometimes comedic handling of mature subject matter and heartfelt ending. The story follows Lil’Bit as she grows from a young girl into a women and her close yet disturbing relationship with her Uncle Peck. As she learns to handle his advances she also learns to appreciate the fact Uncle Peck teaches her how to drive, because when she’s driving is the only time she feels in control. How I Learned to Drive plays Friday & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday 2pm, with a special performance on Thursday, November 16 at the Ark to benefit UM’s Sexual Assault Prevention Center. Ann Arbor Civic Studio, 322 W. Ann St. 734-971-2228. www.a2ct.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