Saturday Dec 28, 2013
Blind Pig: Third Coast Kings
Local horn-driven retro funk octet whose eponymous debut CD was released on the Italian funk label Record Kicks. Opening acts are The DCR Experience, an ensemble led by Ypsilanti blues- and funk-influenced folk-rock singer-songwriter Deondre Charelle Richmond, along with the Lambertville self-styled "psycho-funk soul-grass folk-a-billy" quartet The Bricks, and local pop-rock singer-songwriter Michael Spain. Also, DJ Ayinde Audio.
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: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Heather Styka
Highly-regarded young pop-folk singer-songwriter whose engagingly melodic, stylishly literate songs have provoked comparisins to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega.
Habitat Lounge: First Call
Detroit R&B dance sextet.
Katie's Food and Spirits: Kaylyn Pace Band
Contemporary country-rock dance band led by singer-songwriter Pace. Opening acts are 2 or 3 other bands featuring young female country singers. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Mash: Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars
Detroit blues and blues-rock quartet led by singer-guitarist Goebel and featuring drummer RJ Spangler, bassist Chris Rummell, and pianist Shawn McDonald.
Mash: Laura Rain
Solo performance by this Detroit blues and soul singer. 6-9 p.m.
Pleasant Lake Inn: Harry Koniption Band
Classic hard-rock band.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: DaVinci--canceled
Dec. 27-31. 5-night showcase of 50 local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. The scheduled bands include Saturday Looks Good to Me, Frontier Ruckus, Matt Jones, Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful, Timothy Monger State Park, Patrick Elkins, Bad Indians,Champions of Breakfast, and many more. Daily lineups available at mittenfest.org. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
World of Beer: Dan Mazur
Pop and rock covers by a duo led by this Dearborn singer-guitarist.