Friday Nov 8, 2013
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Common Cup: Sean Paquet
U-M student singer-songwriter whose influences include Iron & Wine, Ben Howard and Glen Hansard. 8-10 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dave Boutette
Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg.
Elks Lodge: Tim Haldeman Trio
Blues- and bebop-based jazz in a variety of styles and forms by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Haldeman.
Habitat Lounge: Starfarm
80s covers by this East Lansing retro rock and pop quintet.
Live: The Medicine Men
This local quartet led by bassist Chris Goerke plays danceable 60s- 80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd. 6-9:30 p.m.
Mash: Logan White
Local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Blues Revolution
Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Seventh and Nowhere
Local jazz sextet that plays Latin and swing standards, along with originals by composer-bassist Tim Berla.
Woodruff's: The Quiet Hollers
Opening acts are The Marietta, a Flint country-rock quartet, and Hoodang, a local alt-country trio led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues." The band has an eagerly anticipated new CD, Blissfield.
World of Beer: Michael Bush Band
High-energy pop covers by this local band.