Zzvava is releasing their first album within just 10 months of existence. Their new album is a high-energy smorgasbord of boogie-ready surf-rock, jangly psychedelia, riffy power-pop and snappy indie-punk. If it feels like things change-up after every song, it’s because each track rotates in a different author, that is–the songwriting–is split four ways. Not only that, but when you see them live, (Sat., Nov 3) at Ziggy’s, you’ll see Jordan Collingridge, Jeffrey Freer, Anna Parker, and Nick Zomparelli swapping instruments (and vocals). Witness poise in the midst of constant flux! And stay tuned, because we’ll have a full feature/interview with the band in the December Print Edition of The Current.
We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan
Propelling their new season into uncharted waters For many couples, the mere prospect of parenthood is daunting enough without the weight of the world bearing down on our backs. Yet as we take our first tentative steps into 2020, Australia is in flames, the U.K. is split down the middle by Brexit, and the sound
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