Do you like vintage? PJ's Used Records and renowned local musicologist arwulf arwulf would like to formally invite you to a truly vintage listening experience. PJ's is hosting its second Digital-Free Discs and Drinks event. Guests will listen to old-school jazz spun on a phonograph by arwulf himself while sipping on a complimentary cocktail provided by Tammy's Tastings. The upshot? No phones, just like the movies. Guests will be asked to check their smart phones and/or iPods at the door. Don't worry, you'll get them back when you leave—last time every device was returned without a hitch. Enjoy a brief vacation from the digital age with a cruise on arwulf's sea of musical nostalgia. Free. 7-9pm. May 10. PJ’s Used Records, 617-B Packard (upstairs). 734-663-3441—JS
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
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