Friday Jan 24, 2014
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Russ Glenn
Detroit postpunk folk-rock singer-songwriter whose songs are known for their strong melodies and poetic interweaving of imagery and storytelling.
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: John Germain & Drake Morency
Classic and modern rock covers by this Dexter acoustic duo. Opening act is No Resolve, a Detroit alternative rock quintet.
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 forthcoming CD, Blissfield.
Mash: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies
Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer- guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Rush Street: Legendary Wings
Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennett and Tim Haldeman, Fender Rhodes electric pianist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Schug, and drummer Nick Collins.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: K Michael Joseph
Covers and originals by this local singer-guitarist.
Local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. Opening act is Hulllabaloo, a veteran local ska and 80s- style pop quintet. 6-8 p.m.
Woodruff's: Januzzi Watchmen
Local psychedelic pop quartet. Opening acts are Dirt Shirt, a Flint postpunk hard-rock quartet, and The Heard, a Holly (MI) rock 'n' roll quintet.
World of Beer: Dan Mazur Duo
Pop and rock covers by a duo led by this Dearborn singer-guitarist.