The City of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission (AAPAC) has announced a new mural to be created at Allmendinger Park as the first artwork for a proposed Pilot Mural Program. The AAPAC seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from artists or muralists interested in designing the mural in this beloved neighborhood park. The unique mural space will be the surface on the columns of the park’s shelter house. The 12 discontinuous and curvilinear surfaces will create various perspectives for the mural and will not be seen entirely from any viewpoint. Prospective artists are encouraged to visit the site before submitting and the SOQ’s must be received by Tuesday, November 15. Allmendinger Park is located on Pauline Blvd. between Hutchins and Edgewood. For more info call 734-794-6310 ext. 43730 or visit www.a2gov.org/aapachttp://www.a2gov.org/aapac
It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO
If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.
The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or
Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak