There’s nothing watered-down about water color. If the words put you in mind of soft-focus seaside scenes peddled to tourists, you’ll be pleasantly startled at the Michigan Water Color Society’s 64th annual traveling exhibition, coming to the Ann Arbor Art Center on Tuesday, November 8. The show presents 78 award-winning works from 69 Michigan artists, works that dazzle with their variety and virtuosity. Portraits, landscapes, compelling abstract works and surreal imagery — there’s something here for every taste. The show will be at the Art Center through Sunday, December 4. You can check out a sampling of the work at www.annarborartcenter.org, but don’t miss your chance to see the real thing. 117 W. Liberty St. 734-994-8004
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