Cinephiles can easily become afflicted with a serious need for pop-film candy. For all the appreciation given to highbrow cinema there are still sweet-tooth cravings for the kiss kiss bang bang of well done camp. And no other director embraces the B-movie aesthetic and transforms it to A+ solid gold than true movie buff turned auteur Quentin Tarantino. Feed your need for pop-culture sweetness with a heavy portion of Tarantino films this September at the State Theater. First, revel in his talkie shoot-em-up Reservoir Dogs on the 10th, veg out on the iconic cultural decadence of Pulp Fiction on the 17th, and stuff yourself with a double feature of his kung-fu masterpiece Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 on the 24th. All of his films are modern classics, so indulge in the juicy dialogue and enjoy his mastery of the nonlinear storyline. 11:59pm. 734-761-8667. 233 S. State. www.michigantheater.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