This performance venue just west of downtown features live music most Fri. & Sat. & occasional other nights, 8-11 p.m. Cover, dancing.
July 9: Skye Steele
Brooklyn singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on guitar and violin. "What this guy absolutely excels at is slow songs. Slow, thoughtful, meditative instrumentals, full of beautiful little intricacies, often absolutely mesmerizing," says a Lucid Culture reviewer. "You could call what he writes jazz, although it also embodies elements of classical and Balkan music, with glimpses of rock and even Afro-pop peeking in and showing their faces from time to time." Opening act is Dave Haughey, a local singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on cello.
July 11: The Hawks
Local rock band. Opening acts are Trembling Earth, a local blues-inflected rock 'n' roll jam band, and The PreMadonnas, a local rock 'n' roll quartet.
July 12: "Bizarre Dance."
Live music (8-9 p.m.) by The Heart of the Heart (8-9 p.m.), an Eau Claire (WI) indie rock band, and Kithkin (10- 11 p.m.), a Seattle quartet that plays an entranced drum-and- chant-driven brand of rock it calls "treepunk." Also, an open mike (9-10 p.m.) in which participants are given 45 seconds to 5 minutes to do anything they like, from sharing a rap or staging a play sword fight to sharing a hair technique or a new idea you'd like to propose.
July 13: Sarah Donner
Indie pop-folk singer-songwriter from New Jersey who describes herself as a "Regina Spektor Ani Difranco love child mixed with 90s mixtapes, musicals, and pink sparkles." Opening act is Carmel Liburdi, a local singer-songwriter whose quirky pop-folk songs have provoked comparisons to Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles.
July 18: West Park Music Society
Local dance band whose music mixes jazz, Latin, and pop.
July 19: Arbor Reign
Local R&B-inflected alternative rock quintet. Opening acts are the Saline math-rock emo band Bad Television, the Ypsilanti ska-punk quartet The Idiot Effect, the local pop-soul singer- songwriter Casey Windom, and Ypsilanti acoustic rock band Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack.
July 20: Canceled: Linus in the Sapphire
Canceled. .Philadelphia-based pop-rock band fronted by vocalist Laura Fisher that calls its music "polystylistic progressive dreampop." Opening act is Gala Mukomolova, a local spoken word artist.
July 26: The Cattledog Orchestra
Brighton world music quartet. Opening act is Anna Lee's Company, a local bluegrass- and funk-inflected folk-rock septet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Martin Medeski & Wood and Old Crow Medicine Show.