Pearl Jam is one of the most peculiar bands in rock history. They came into the spotlight in the early 90s, became famous, were called sellouts, then spent the next few years trying to ruin their own reputation. To mark the incredible 20-year journey through success and chaos, Director Cameron Crow whittled down more than 1,200 hours of footage into 120 minutes of live footage and interviews in the documentary Pearl Jam 20, which is at the Michigan Theater on September 20. $9. 7 and 9:45pm. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance
by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases
Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor