August is always the hottest month in Washtenaw County, and therefore one of the most stressful. Consider Baths a choice prescription for effervescent sonic relaxation. The solo electronic project of LA native Will Wiesenfeld, Baths is a collection of delicate, almost dainty vocal lines set to relaxing and percussive beats. Weisenfield's music is the perfect electronic soundtrack for an afternoon under a parasol, lying back with your eyes closed. Weisenfeld's first album, Cerulean, made a few best-of lists in 2010, including at Pitchfork.com and The A.V. Club. His 2013 sophomore album, Obsidian, has likewise garnered positive press. Expect choice cuts from both albums to cool the Blind Pig down during the late summer blaze. 9pm. $12 advance / $15 door. The Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st St. 734-996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.com—JS
The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion
It is heartrending to see that message, reverberated through the past and into the present. Cynics may be tempted to ask, “Have we really made any progress?”. Yet, above the calls of protest and activism, the gallery is also filled with silence, waiting for the viewer’s response to the question, “Will you change it?”
Flint’s story is essential to the film because it illustrates the power of greed and why corporate money has no place in government. Macroeconomics 101 tells us that corporations are beholden to one thing—their stockholders. Humans do not enter into this equation. How can you have a democracy for the people when corporate money runs the government? You can’t.
Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.