America's Music: Rock Concert With Saturday Looks Good to Me

Monday April 22, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

AADL presents this special concert as part of its series America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. This eight-week documentary film/ discussions series focuses on twentieth-century American popular music and features related concerts performed by some of the area's most prominent musicians.

Born as a basement recording project in the year 2000, local band Saturday Looks Good To Me brings together the jubilant fun of Motown and Northern soul with an indie approach. From 2002-07 the group released four albums and tons of 7-inches, compilations, and tour-only releases. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas poured generations of influences ranging from the Beach Boys to Guided by Voices into dusty pocket symphonies. The group ended a summer tour in May 2008 with a show in London and then took a hiatus. They're back, joined by new vocalist Carol Gray, playing material from the band's beginnings to songs written last week. An album is set to be released this year.

The Ann Arbor District Library is one of fifty sites nationwide to host this program series, which is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. America's Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. The AADL series is also co-sponsored by The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library, Kerrytown Concert House, UMS and WCBN 88.3 FM.

This event is for adults and teens (grade 9 and up).