Friday Nov 15, 2013
Blind Pig: Stepdad
Grand Rapids electronica-pop band. Opening act is Flint Eastwood, a Detroit pop-rock dance band.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Whiskey Charmers
Classy Detroit neo-honkytonk quartet, fronted by singer-guitarist Carrie Shepard of Some Velvet Evening, that bills its music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks."
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: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Live: Mike Smith & the Cadillac Cowboys
Veteran local Western swing and classic country band led by singer- guitarist Smith.
Mash: Matt Boylan
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-8 p.m.
Mash: The HouseRockers
Local party quintet that plays 60s rock, blues, and soul.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Steve Rich & Tim Prosser
The local duo of singer-guitarist Rich and singer-songwriter and "mandolin maniac" Prosser performs a mix of acoustic originals and traditional music.
With a smorgasbord of different area bands each night. Tonight: Mike Hard, Child Bite, Old Gods, Oscillating Fan Club, S.N.A.F.U., Crappy Future, All The Wild Children, Axe Ripper, Amino Acids, Wizard Union, 1876, and Las Drogas. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
World of Beer: Brett Mitchell Band
Bay City pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw."