Autumn is here and about to show it’s colors so its time to take the short drive down to Lenawee County where every year the City of Tecumseh gathers for a communal celebration of the fall with the annual Appleumpkin Festival. There will be midway rides, carnival games, plenty of local food vendors, beer tent and make your own scarecrow at the Make-It-Take-It Scarecrow Tent. Also, browse the Antique Street Fair, Flea Market and the Arts and Crafts Show featuring regional artists, and all the wonderful local businesses and shops downtown Tecumseh has to offer. This year the west end of Tecumseh expands the festivities to include a bike show, antique tractor show and chili cook off, with a convenient shuttle to take visitors back and forth from downtown. For a full schedule of events go online. Sat., 9am-6pm;Sun., 10am-5pm. Downtown Tecumseh & the West End. 517-424-6003. www.downtowntecumseh.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