They’re still pretty young, but Animal Collective is looked upon as the godfathers of the contemporary Brooklyn indie-rock scene. In the late 90s, their fuzzy, acid-soaked wall of experimental ambience promoted them to hipster royalty, and ten albums into a storied tenure (the latest being 2012’s Centipede Hz) the four-piece’s psychedelic strangeness has catapulted them to nationwide cult-hereo status. Fittingly, cutting-edge electronic pioneer/mad scientist Dan Deacon opens. $25 general/ $45 reserved. 8pm. Royal Oak Music Hall, 318 W. 4th St. Royal Oak. 248-399-2980. www.royaloakmusictheatre.com —SR
Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s