Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping the environment and meeting lots of new people? Volunteers are needed to assess grasslands, forests, aquatic habitats and wetlands for the spring, summer and fall. A minimum commitment to three assessments throughout the season (each lasts about 4 hours) is required. Training will be provided on May 12 at Independence Lake County Park in Whitmore Lake. Participants will learn valuable skills to aid them in identifying important natural areas for protection. The program has allowed for more than 200 properties in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas to be surveyed in the interest of promoting and preserving the Huron River. Field Assessment Training, 10am to 3pm. Independence Lake County Park, Whitmore Lake. 734-769-5123. www.hrwc.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