This performance venue just west of downtown features live music most Fri. & Sat. & occasional other nights, 8-11 p.m. Cover, dancing.
Local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. Opening act is The Hungry Sea, a local guitar-driven quartet that plays what it calls "melodic roots rock with a lo-fi growl."
May 30: 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.
June 5: Back Forty
Local acoustic string jam quintet that plays a brand of twangy roots-folk music fused with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock that it calls "down-home funkgrass." With guitarist Dan Ripke, guitarist and mandolinist Andy Benes, fiddler Colin Murphey, bassist Jeff Friesen, and drummer John Yax. Opening act is Ghost City Searchlight, a Dearborn postpunk quartet whose music draws on Celtic and American folk idioms.