All posts by Jeff Milo

Jeff covers music for Current, posting weekly show previews and highlighting new bands in the area.

Venue Spotlight: The Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered

Venue Spotlight Series: The Ark

All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world.  When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has

Venue Spotlights: Lo-Fi Bar

Some venues are more than just bars— they’re launchpads for local musicians. They’re also regarded, varyingly, as a hideaway, a hangout, a haunt, a sanctuary where we reassemble ourselves for whatever the weeks ahead may bring… When Lo-Fi Bar in Ann Arbor opened up at the tail-end of 2018, we deemed it a “neon beacon