Les Claypool is no doubt a constant source of innovation and we all know he’s not afraid to get a little weird in the process. Whether or not you thoroughly enjoy Primus’ creepy slap-and-pop metal, you probably appreciate the musicianship, especially Claypool putting it all on the line with his aggressive bass lines. Ask an eager bassist, even younger ones, who are some of their biggest influences — I’m willing to bet Les makes quite a few lists. They are the anti-funk, and they are mindblowing. Maybe Claypool will even bust out the Whamola (Look it up). 8pm.$35. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.