He lay on the floor with four bullets in his body only minutes after making a call to police. Six minutes after Colin Goddard, a 21-year Virginia Tech senior, made the call, police arrived, probably saving dozens of lives. The sad news — 32 were already dead, 17 more wounded. Goddard hasn’t wasted his four years since a legally mentally ill student armed with two handguns and 400 rounds of ammo tore apart hundreds of lives — he’s made an amazing recovery, and waged a war against gun violence. The documentary Living For 32 — which screens at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm — follows Goddard volunteering for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and trying to prove how easy it is to buy a gun. Hard proof. Proof you can only get by walking into a gun show with a wad of cash and no ID. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8463.
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