It’s hard for any musician to stay relevant 50 years after busting onto the scene, let alone racking up a handful of recent well-deserved Grammys, but the Southern drummer boy from the famed Dylan-backers and Woodstock residers The Band can still play Americana as well as anyone. His howl and drawl still breathe life through the gritty stories he tells about his beloved Dixie Land. And maybe that’s why his music has stayed strong throughout the years; he’s a man of conviction, playing on his own terms. For those of you who have seen the Last Waltz, you know what I’m talking about. 7:30pm. $45-$85. Michigan Theater, East Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.