In a seedy corner of the Midwest music scene, contemporary psychedelic blues still makes its case as the most exciting music throughout the rustbelt. And like the powerhouse Michigan and Ohio duos before them, Jordan Wayne (vocals, guitar) and Ben Bodi (drums) of Thirty Three & 1/3 hit you in the mouth with a wave of sound that makes it seem like at times they multiply by three onstage. With a backbone that reflects the gritty city where they live, the Toledo-based scrappy rockers put on a high-energy show full of adrenaline and unpredictability. $5. 10pm. Woodruffs, 36 E. Cross St. www.woodruffsbar.com
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their