Theater actors can spend entire careers dissolving into different roles by becoming chameleons of their trade, but The New Theatre Project’s upcoming performance encourages self-expression. Everyman Project, inspired by fifteenth century theater, dusts off the old medieval morality issues and freshens them with the personal stories, troubles and triumphs of the NTP’s Ann Arbor troupe, breathing new life into the benefit of good deeds. April 26-May 12. Pot & Box, 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor. 734-368-2130. www.thenewtheatreproject.org.
Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation. These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd… Doogatron Album Release Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy) Sleezy
Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit
Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.
Local piercing parlor, Pangea Piercing, which opened in 2002, has permanently closed. Former owner, J.C. Potts, made the decision to close after allegations of expressing racist sentiments.