"I’ve made this record as a motherless child and as a mother. Two things I had never been before. For me, it is a new beginning," Martha Wainwright recently stated about her newest album, Come Home To Mama. And her voice has systematically carried a reflection of both of those circumstances: she holds a weary longing in her melancholy wail, but her vocals also carry a tender audacity for hope. The daughter of folk legends Loundon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, the 36-year-old heiress to the family throne continues to reinvent her progressively rootsy sound by dabbling in catchy pop, feel-good funk and the dark corners of country. $21. 8pm. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1451. www.theark.org —SR
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
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.