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
Taking a hit looks like as much a part of the sport as skating is, and the players bounce back into play moments after hitting the ground. “Roller derby is the only place where I see people lay each other out, and then high-five,” Spareparts says.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
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Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured