These 7 young musicians hailing from Georgia have risen among the vast sea of hybrid indie pop-rock groups and are capturing audiences from the deep south to the clubs of the rust belt. As of this writing they are ranked the number three rock band in the Atlanta area on reverbnation.com, and their song On the Wings of Butterflies has been featured on the charts of MTV’s OurStage.com. Complete with a hauntingly-sweet cello, this dynamic ensemble of talent can turn out radio-friendly pop songs as well as tracks that all out rock. Please your ears and listen to the vocal tag team on their track Cirqus to get amped-up for the show. 9:30pm. $10. 208 South 1st St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555. www.10milesofblue.com
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