This Weekend at The Ark: Patty Griffin; Max Amini; Darlingside


w/sg Lucy Wainwright Roche
Friday, April 12, 8pm
Tickets: $$85, $70, $50 –SOLD OUT

A rare club appearance!

GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced a headlining tour beginning February 26 in Los Angeles, CA, making her way through historic venues across North America including The Town Hall in New York, NY, The Ark in Ann Arbor, and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  The acclaimed singer’s 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN, arrives Friday, March 8 on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers.

PATTY GRIFFIN  is heralded by the powerful first track, “River,” which premiered last Friday exclusively via People Magazine. “‘Isn’t she a river?’ just kind of came out and the rest sort of followed,” said Griffin. “Sometimes songs are like that. I wasn’t really reaching for anything intentionally – just playing some chords with a feeling inside and there you go.”

PATTY GRIFFIN represents an extraordinary new chapter for this incomparable singer-songwriter and immediately stands among the most deeply personal recordings of her remarkable two-decade career. The album – which follows 2015’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated Servant of Love – collects songs written during and in the aftermath of profound personal crisis, several years in which she battled – and ultimately defeated – cancer just as a similar and equally insidious disease metastasized into the American body politic. Yet as always, like very few others, Griffin’s power lies in how, as Holly Gleason in the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette observed, “her songs seem to freeze life and truth in amber.” It’s in how Griffin can express the strikingly intimate while never making it about herself, all wrapped in sparse arrangements that breathe an incomparable force and import into her songcraft.

Saturday, April 13, 8pm
Tickets: $39-$65

Authentically Absurd

Max Amini brings his highly anticipated Authentically Absurd Tour to Ann Arbor, MI.
Through an array of eccentric impressions and novel storytelling, Max’s Authentically Absurd Tour delivers a strong message about family ties, cultural trappings, and social topics.

Tickets available for sale online at and over the phone at 323-849-0031
Rated 16+. Younger children are welcome at the discretion of their parents.
There are no exchange or Refund on event tickets!

Sunday, April 14, 7:30pm
Tickets: $35

“Rich … acoustic textures and chamber rock dynamics” –Rolling Stone

With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draws audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, with classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music. The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. Darlingside has been featured on NPR’s World Cafe and in Paste magazine, and their lastest album is the acclaimed “Extralife.”



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