Ann Arbor’s 4th Annual HomeGrown Festival welcomes the community to celebrate the bounty of healthy and delicious foods produced right here in Southeast Michigan on Saturday, September 10. HomeGrown was created to raise awareness about the need for food security in order to solidify a sustainable future. Since 2008, the Ann Arbor Farmer's Market has served as the home for the festival which every year has brought together local farms, local food vendors and other local businesses to discuss important environmental and economic issues with the public and have a lot of fun doing it! Come out and taste the variety of flavors from area restaurants, sample local brews & wines and enjoy quality entertainment. Local bands will be jamming all day long and there are many fun activities for kids as well. Help spread the word about the the region’s rich foodshed and invest in the local economy! 6-11pm. 315 Detroit Street. 734-619-0429. www.HomeGrownFestival.org
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