Kina Grannis is a darling singer/songwriter from California, and has amassed a huge following on the internet thanks to her highly successful string of YouTube videos. Grannis's YouTube presence has reached over 75 million views and rising! Her video for the song "In Your Arms" is inventive, using hundreds of thousands of jelly beans and stop motion animation. Her music is sunny and sentimental reminiscent of the breezy female artists of the 70's. But don't let that fool you, her web following and continuously sold out shows prove she is a force to be reckoned with. 8pm. $15 adv./$17 door/$20 meet & greet VIP. 208 1st St. www.blindpigmusic.com
It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO
If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.
The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or
Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak