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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 7, 2018






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

All Breed Agility Trials: Ann Arbor Dog Training Club.

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Sept. 7-9. Dog trainers from throughout the Midwest and Canada lead their animals through an obstacle course and jumps of various heights. Spectators welcome.
7 a.m.-around 4 p.m., Ann Arbor Dog Training Club, 1575 E. North Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake. Free to spectators. 995-2801. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Interactive Exhibition - Public Works: Toby Millman, multidisciplinary artist": U-M Residential College.

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Toby Millman is a multidisciplinary artist living in Hamtramck, working with printmaking, photography, collage, narrative and book arts. She earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Stamps School of Art and Design and is currently teaching printmaking and drawing at the Residential College. The prints works in this exhibition are based on extracted imagery from photographs taken around various locales within the past few years, using inanimate forms to allude to issues of safety, comfort and population control. These images include objects designed to modify the ways we navigate or control our environment and include barriers, traffic cones, highway signage all in states of disrepair, disuse, or dysfunction.
You can access the gallery from the door located near the northwest corner of East Quadrangle on East University. That door is open to patrons, students and faculty during the gallery open hours.
RC Art Gallery in East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/54265-13563471.html [map]



 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

66th Annual Book Sale: AAUW-Ann Arbor Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Sept. 7-9. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, sheet music and printed scores, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Saturday and $8 a bag or $15 for two bags (bags provided) on Sunday. Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. Friday ($15 admission).
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except. Sept. 3. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Fri. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Sept. 7:Keeping Your Goals Handy. Sept. 14 & 28: Watercolor & Ink Beautiful Blobs. Sept. 21: Abstract Acrylics.
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 1 & 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Aug. 30: Oakland.11 a.m.

Aug. 30: Northern Arizona. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: Tennessee Tech. 2 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247.


 3:30, 7, 9:45 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 6:15, & 9 p.m. 

"Juliet, Naked": State Theatre.

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(Jesse Peretz, 2018). Comedy about how a woman's life changes when she meets the obscure musician her boyfriend is obsessed with. Based on the Nick Hornby novel.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Bookshop": Michigan Theater.

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(Isabel Coixet, 2018). Adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about a widow whose bookshop opening sparks controversy in a sleepy English village. Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 p.m. 

"Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2018). Documentary about Scotty Bowers, who claims he spent decades as sexual procurer to celebrities who wished to keep their wholesome public images intact.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Sept. 7 & 28 (different times & locations). Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sept. 7: "Decasticization, 'Dirty Work,' and Dignity." U-M psychology professor Ram Mahalingam discusses the ways Arunthathiyar (a Dalit caste group in Tamil Nadu) have been marginalized in the cleanup after the 2015 Chennai floods. Sept. 28: University of Otago (New Zealand) Buddhism professor Ben Schonthal on "At the Seams of Sangha and State: Monastic Law and Civil Law in Contemporary Southern Asia."
5 p.m. (Sept. 7) & 4 p.m. (Sept. 28), 1010 Weiser Hall (Sept. 7) & 110 Weiser (Sept. 28), 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 5 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 16: Iowa. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: Marshall. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 25: Utah Valley. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. 5 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"First Fridays Ypsilanti: Build a Wireless Telegraph": TinkerTech.

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Party like it's 1885 and make your own wireless telegraph. Stop by the shop and learn how to build a simple circuit to communicate across vast distances without wires.
We'll be open from 6 until 9 during Ypsilanti's First Friday.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/ypsilanti-first-fridays-build-a-wireless-telegraph/ [map]



 6:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

38th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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A 5-km run and fitness walk around Gallup Park and a 3-leg relay run (each runner does 1 mi.) along the Gallup Park bike path. Prizes. T-shirts (guaranteed for advance registrants only).
6:30 p.m. (relay) & 7:15 p.m. (5-km run & walk), Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $35 (5-km run & walk) & $20/runner (relay run) in advance at gallupgallop5k.org. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Madeline's Madeline": State Theatre.

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(Josephine Decker, 2018). The boundaries between performance and reality collapse when a theater director pushes her teenage star to mine her troubled home life for inspiration.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7-10 p.m. 

Annual Barn Dance: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Square dancing to live bluegrass, country, and vintage pop by the local Picks & Sticks Stringband. Cider and doughnuts available. Proceeds used to preserve the nearby Jarvis-Stone School and Dickerson Barn.
7-10 p.m., Three Cedars Farm, Six Mile Rd. at Curtis Rd. north off North Territorial. $5 donation (SAHS members, $3) at the door only. (248) 437-6651.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ruth Behar: Literati Bookstore.

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This Cuban-born U-M anthropology professor reads from Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé, her new bilingual collection of prose poems exploring her own vulnerability and the sacrifices of her exiled ancestors. Writer Marjorie Agosín calls it "a thought-provoking and deeply intimate collection written with grace and fortitude." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 30: Florida Gulf Coast. Exhibition. 7:30 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Smile Pinki": Michigan Theater.

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(Megan Mylan, 2008). Oscar-winning documentary about an impoverished girl from rural India who receives surgery to repair her cleft lip. Discussion follows with Smile Train representatives.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sacred Sound Bath: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Our Tibetan bowl sacred sound bath is partly a deeply relaxing experience, partly a healing sound therapy, and partly a beautiful immersive listening experience. We use Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to immerse our listeners in beautiful and healing sounds that relax and uplift!
We suggest a $20 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Half of proceeds will go to Food Gatherers.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner Street. Donation. $20. 800-599-9820. roberta@robertamaxwell.com https://annarborktc.org/events [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Moondrunk Madness": Arbor Opera Theater.

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Sept. 7 & 8. Austin Stewart directs this polished local opera company in 2 monodramas (works with a single actor): Arnold Schoenberg's chamber masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, an atonal song setting of 21 poems by Symbolist poet Albert Giraud, starring the hero-fool Pierrot, and Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King, a raucous, ravaged, and sometimes gurgling musical representation of a mad George III's efforts to teach caged birds to sing. Stars soprano Amy Petrongelli and baritone John Daugherty. Accompanied by the local ĂPEX Contemporary Performance chamber sextet.
7:30 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10-$25 (students, $8-$15) in advance at a2tix.com/events/moondrunk-madness-a-duo-of-monodramas. 707-1021. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Sarah McQuaid: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Chicago-bred R&B-flavored alt-folk singer-songwriter whose latest CD, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, is a collection exploring loss, trauma, and death. A gifted guitarist, she frequently uses Celtic tunings that, according to a Dusted Magazine (NY) review, contribute to a pervasive "sense of unresolved mood, of shifts and shadows and intangible atmospheres."
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Back to School Special": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs sketches based on audience members' best and worst memories of school (gathered at the beginning of the show). They also do "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 6-9. Glenn Bugala directs local actors in Jeffrey Lane's 2004 musical comedy based on the 1988 film about 2 con artists who try to out-con each other in the French Riviera. With a jazzy score by Tony-winning composer David Yazbek. Stars Timothy Ziegler, Dominic Seipenko, Hannah Sparrow, Rob Roy, Zoe Van Slooten, and Jessica Terlep.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, $15) in advance at a2ct.org. Thurs. tickets purchased at the box office are pay what you can. 971-2228. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 7-30. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's 2014 political satire about a high-strung campaign manager trying to make her client-a character based on Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann-a viable candidate for lieutenant governor of Nebraska. "Nachtrieb's script elevates the cliché of bloviating politicians by peppering in actual jokes," says a Springs on Stage (Colorado Springs) review. "It's The West Wing meets The Devil's Advocate, in the weirdest way possible." Cast: Diane Hill, Connor Forrest Hutchings, Tory Matsos, and Joe Zarrow.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:15 p.m. 

"Puzzle": Michigan Theater.

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(Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Ryan Racine

Veteran local alt-country honky-tonk and rockabilly singer- songwriter. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer

Local progressive jam-rock quartet. $10-$13. [venue info]

Canterbury House: "Welcome Home Party."

With an array of bands, poets, dancers, rappers, & DJs TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: George Heritier

Oak Park acoustic Americana singer-songwriter who specializes in songs about living in Michigan. He has a recent CD, In My Element. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Sean Z Band

Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Sean Z. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With the Detroit alt-country honky-tonk trio Blue Pontiac, the veteran Ypsilanti 60s power-pop garage rock band The Modfather, and the local instrumental surf band The Vicissitones. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With the Detroit alt-country honky-tonk trio Blue Pontiac, the veteran Ypsilanti 60s power-pop garage rock band The Modfather, and the local instrumental surf band The Vicissitones. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Banjo John & the Nit-Pickers

Local band that plays traditional bluegrass and old-time music. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/Old-Time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Whiskey Charmers Whiskey Charmers

Classy Detroit neo-honky-tonk duo featuring singer- guitarists Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, who bill their music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks." The band has a new CD, The Valley, that TJ Music critic Brian Rock calls a "moody, atmospheric soundscape that plays like the soundtrack to a film noir/spaghetti western mashup … simultaneously foreboding and alluring." [venue info]

 
 


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