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
If you’re looking for a date night at home, check out these amazing local restaurants! With a variety of options, there’s definitely something for everyone.
Bellflower in Ypsilanti opened at the end of August during one of our toughest times. This new, delicious restaurant made a bold choice, but the payoff is worth it.
Heavy Color are a Toledo-based duo of avant-psychedelia composers. They talk a little bit about their work on the Rights of Nature documentary and using music to heal.
There is no better time to start listening to some new music. Sara Marie Barron’s newest album, “Existential Glam,” will be available for streaming Sept 25.