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Yellow Barn

416 W. Huron [map]
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This performance venue just west of downtown features live music most Fri. & Sat. & occasional other nights, 8-11 p.m. Cover, dancing.

 

February 6: Hullabaloo

Veteran local ska and 80s-style pop quintet. Opening act is Ghost City Searchlight, a Dearborn postpunk quartet whose music draws on Celtic and American folk idioms.

February 7: Chicago Afrobeat Project

This acclaimed Chicago-based world music ensemble blends Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban music, funk, jazz, juju music, and rock. The band's album Nyash UP! "is thick with politics and passion, and nearly boiling over with simmering funk," says a Rhapsody.com review. "But while fat, familiar low brass darts in and out, that's filtered through jazz, avant-R&B, lounge and hip- hop."

February 13: Salmagundi

Local band that plays classic horn-powered, soul-injected Memphis-style rock 'n' roll. Opening act is Nucleus, a veteran Dexter band that plays classic pop-rock.

February 14: Third Coast Kings

Local horn-driven retro funk octet whose eponymous debut CD was released on the Italian funk label Record Kicks.

February 20: "Radio-Frequency Interference."

U-M music school student dancers, musicians, and poets present an evening of collaborative works contemplating emptiness and nothingness. 6 p.m.-midnight.

February 21: Aguanko

Local Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble led by percussionist Alberto Nacif.

February 22: Genome

Electronic worldbeat featuring elements of funk, jazz, and psychedelia by this sextet that's spun off from the Chicago Afrobeat Project.

February 28: Nutshell

Traditional Celtic music infused with influences from various other musical traditions by this local ensemble known for its rich and varied instrumental textures and stirring solo and harmony vocals. With lead vocalist and bodhran player Linda Teaman, fiddler- vocalist Susie Lorand, guitarists Glenn Simon and John Lloyd, and flutist and sitarist Tom Voiles.



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