Friday Dec 6, 2013
Blind Pig: Ann Arbor Soul Club
Classic soul music by the local DJ duo of Brad Hales and Robert Wells.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Ghost City Searchlight
Dearborn postpunk quartet whose music draws on Celtic and American folk idioms.
Elks Lodge: Jud Branam Quartet
Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Branam, an MSU senior who is the son of the Corndaddy singer-songwriter.
Habitat Lounge: Dr. Smith
Detroit classic rock quintet.
Katie's Food and Spirits: Bert Franco & the Flat Heads
Pinckney rockabilly band whose music incorporates punk, jazz, R&B, outlaw country, and honky-tonk influences.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Everly Brothers, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds to Miles Davis and Steve Earle. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Abigail Stauffer
Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. She released her debut CD, Alone to Dream, in 2011, and she has just completed her sophomore effort. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Canastas
Local quintet that plays vintage jump blues, rockabilly, and rock 'n' roll.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bliss
The local trio of singer-songwriter Laura Massaro, guitarist Craig Brann, and percussionist Don Allen performs an eclectic mix of pop, folk, and world music, including originals, covers, and improvisations.
Woodruff's: Anna Lee's Company
Local blues- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Martin Medeski & Wood and Old Crow Medicine. Opening acts are Captain Ivory, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet whose influences range from Muddy Waters to Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and Jack White, and Hero, Jr., an Indianapolis-based postgrunge modern rock quartet.
World of Beer: Logan White Duo
Duo led by local pop-folk singer-guitarist White.