Thursday Jan 16, 2014
Blind Pig: Flour
Livonia funk-inflected noise-rock quartet. Opening acts are the Detroit punk quartet The Tens, the Livonia experimental electro-pop quartet Pool, and the Detroit experimental blues-rock quartet Narco Debut.
Conor O'Neill's: Dragon Wagon
Highly regarded local experimental acoustic roots-music sextet that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey."
Elks Lodge: The Glimpses Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet
Modern jazz and improvised music by a variable cast of local musicians led by alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist Dan Bennett.
Habitat Lounge: Scotty Alexander Duo
Pop-rock covers by everyone from Elton John and Lionel Richie to Matchbox Twenty and Kings of Leon by this duo led by Brighton singer-pianist Alexander.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Melange Subterranean Bistro: Doug Horn Trio
Classic jazz from the American songbook by this ensemble led by local alto saxophonist Horn. With various drop-in guests TBA.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Neal Anderson Quintet
Local composer-pianist, the winner of the 2010 U-M New Music on the Block competition, whose music ranges in style from classical and jazz to Argentine tango and Persian piano music.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Hoodang
Wry, pungent alt-country by this local trio led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful- you'll-cut-yourself electric blues." The band has an eagerly awaited new CD, Blissfield.
Woodruff's: The Loveseats
Detroit indie trio that plays self-styled "dirty crunchy rock."