Friday Dec 13, 2013
Blind Pig: Anamanaguchi
NYC postpunk powerpop quartet. Opening act is Tusks, a local multi-genre electronic music ensemble led by bassist Steven Stavropoulos. Advance tickets: $12 ($15 at the door).
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bill Edwards
Local country singer-songwriter, 1989 winner of the Billboard Country Songwriting Contest, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, "What's I Do," was featured in the HBO series True Blood, and he recently released his 5th CD, My Kind of Crazy.
Elks Lodge: Maria Navedo Quartet
A mix of standards and post-bop by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Navedo, a recent MSU grad.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Katie's Food and Spirits: Most Wanted
Pinckney dance band that plays classic rock covers and originals.
Live: The Shelter Dogs
Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Matt Boylan
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Bluescasters
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
Nutshell. Traditional Celtic music infused with influences from various other musical traditions by this Ann Arbor trio known for its rich and varied instrumental textures and stirring solo and harmony vocals. Instrumentation includes flute, whistle, bodhran, guitar, percussion, and sitar.
Woodruff's: The Fever Haze
Holland (MI) rock 'n' roll septet. Opening acts are the Battle Creek alternative rock trio The Class Acts, the Marshall indie rock 'n' roll trio Dogs in Winter, and the local alternative pop-rock quartet Motel Model.
World of Beer: Jennifer Westwood Duo
Duo led by this versatile Detroit singer-songwriter who fronts the retro outlaw honky-tonk band Waycross Georgia Farmboys.