Saturday Dec 21, 2013
Blind Pig: "Ugly Sweater Christmas Party"
With the popular local acoustic folk-rock quintet whose The Appleseed Collective, the local vintage pop-soul ensemble Topher Mohr, the local pop-folk and pop-rock singer- songeriter Abigail Stauffer, and local folk-soul singer- songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Good Music.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. He is joined by bassist Will Austin, and other friends TBA.
Conor O'Neill's: Social Bones
Detroit country-rock jam band.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Dignam
Introspective pop-folk by this Dublin-bred singer-songwriter who now lives in Pittsburgh.
Guy Hollerin's: Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle.
Habitat Lounge: Chateau
Veteran pop dance band.
Katie's Food and Spirits: North Country Flyers
Lansing quintet whose music includes country, southern rock, and country-rock covers and originals.
Lighthouse Coffee Company: Ebb Tide
Folksy country, blues, and rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter trio.
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 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.
Pleasant Lake Inn: Iron Duke
Manchester classic rock band.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Family Winter Solstice Concert
With Kevin & the Glen Levens, a local quartet whose eclectic repertoire ranges from traditional Irish music to rockabilly, bluegrass, novelty songs, and roots-rock originals. Also, a visit from Santa and an ugly sweater contest. All encouraged ring a bag of nonperishable food to donate to Food Gatherers. 4-6 p.m.
Woodruff's: Cramp Us Deep
A variation on the monthly Elbow Deep drag show and gay and lesbian dance night hosted by Maxi and Jennifer of the House of Chanel, with a DJ TBA.