Bonnie and Ed Penet, and Leslie and Markel Leland, owners of MIX, a retail store in Downtown Ypsilanti, have created a different kind of shopping experience across Michigan Avenue from their location. The MIX Marketplace serves the community by offering a selection of artisan goods, locally produced food and vintage merchandise that is off the beaten path from typical boutiques and retail stores. The Marketplace has a farmer’s market appeal with different vendors and wares each week. Some anchor stores are tentatively in the works. Also, the roasters from The Ugly Mug Cafe run a coffee bar every Saturday for visitors to enjoy along with a chance to catch a local musician livening up the atmosphere. For more information on how to sell your goods at the MIX Marketplace visit the website. Tuesdays, 3-8pm & Saturdays, 11am-4pm. MIX Marketplace, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. www.mix-marketplace.com
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