After opening for the late Americana legend Levon Helm at the Michigan Theater two months ago, Joe Pug has a lot of buzz circulating in Ann Arbor (and, basically, everywhere else). And he should; for the last half decade the 20-something Chicago-based country/folk songsmith has been on the grind, touring non-stop and even sneaking into recording studios' cancelled slots in the early years. He brings a stinging breeze of desperation into a world that desperate men used to dominate, bridging the gap between the past and future of the American storyteller. $13 advance, $15 door. 9pm. 208 S. 1st St. 734-996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.com
Louis Picasso and The Gallery have made a grand gesture with their newly released live album. Several gestures, really. First and foremost, the Ypsi-based alternative-rap ensemble wanted to give something to their fans. They wanted to give something to music-lovers everywhere, truth be told. Because it’s been a rough year, and we need something that’s
New single, Indigo Sky, is the first of a series of new music. Shawn Butzin reveres songwriting as a kind of expedition, and fulfillment is the arrival. In this case, the finished song. Fittingly, a recent release was titled Adventures; also, several of the songs on his debut album came to fruition while he was
The Michigan and State theaters are reopening this week! This is what you need to know about safety protocols as the theaters are reopening and what’s playing.
Local chefs and food personalities are lending their expertise to help Growing Hope raise money to keep residents of Washtenaw County fed. Here’s how to join the auction!