This performance venue just west of downtown features live music most Fri. & Sat. & occasional other nights, 8-11 p.m. Cover, dancing.
July 7: Timothy Monger
Engaging local folk-rock singer-songwriter-guitarist from the Great Lakes Myth Society known for his high lonesome tunes. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that Allmusic calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past." Opening acts are Gratiot Lake Road, the Hampton (VA) pop-folk husband-and-wife duo of guitarist Ben Jensen and singer-songwriter and banjoist Emaleigh Jensen, and Kyle Nelson Pentecost, a local pop-folk singer-songwriter.
July 10: Girls Rock Detroit Benefit
Headliner TBA. Opening acts are Dear Darkness,, doo- wop inspired, metal-inflected pop-rock by the Detroit duo of singer-guitarist Stacey MacLeod and drummer Samantha Linn, and Jimmy Ohio, a Detroit neo-New Wave punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. A benefit for the music education organization Girls Rock Detroit.
August 27: Steve DeDoes
This veteran Ann Arbor composer-pianist leads a jazz ensemble in "The Helmholtz Project," a program of his new works that includes songs from his planned CD, Songs for a Blues Planet. DeDoes' core group-alto saxophonist Mattie DeDoes, bassist Leer Sobie, and drummer James Mobley-is joined on some numbers by trumpeter Art Solomon, tenor saxophonist Louis Johnson, trombonist Brian Becker, and guitarist Jim Cooney. The evening concludes with a jam session featuring the Detroit-based funk band Motor City beat. $25.
August 30: Jennifer Hall
Soulful indie rock by a band led by this highly regarded Chicago singer-songwriter with a powerhouse voice. Opening act is Spencer Michaud, a veteran local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist whose music blends Motown, Tin Pan Alley, and folk.