350 parts per million may sound like an arbitrary answer to a science experiment, but to many scientists 350ppm may be the most important answer to the world’s most important scientific problem—global warming. 350ppm is what climate experts have figured to be the safest limit of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere. Currently levels of CO2 are figured to be around 388ppm and continuing to rise. This February join Ann Arbor’s chapter of 350.org and take the Winter Climate Pledge to help lower carbon emissions. Active steps to lower carbon levels may be as big as insulating the walls in your home or as menial as walking to the grocery store. By filling out a simple pledge form on the website and sending it in, you will be motivated to put your pledge into action. To find out more about what you can do to join the 350 movement visit www.aa350.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