Friday Feb 21, 2014
Blind Pig: Blue Snaggletooth
Veteran local psychedelic metal-rock band. Opening acts are the Midland stoner rock duo Beast in the Field, the Grand Rapids postpunk garage-psych rock 'n' roll quartet Boss Mustangs, and the Grand Rapids garage rock duo The FUZZrites.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: 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.
Elks Lodge: Yuma Uesaka Quartet
Standards, modern jazz covers, and originals by this ensemble of U-M jazz majors led by tenor saxophonist Uesaka.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
New Detroit vintage-rock band.
Alley Bar & Grill: Most Wanted
Pinckney dance band that plays classic rock covers and originals.
Live: The Vibratrons
All-star band led by veteran local rocker Dan Mulholland, the charismatic former leader of the Watusis and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands. Its repertoire includes everything from garage rock and blues to country and folk, along with more ballads than Mulholland usually essays. With guitarist Brian Delaney, keyboardist Andy Adamson, bassist Jerry Hancock, and drummer Rich Dishman. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6- 9 p.m.
Mash: The Terraplanes
Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.
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: Steve Rich & Tim Prosser
The local duo of singer-guitarist Rich and singer-songwriter and "mandolin maniac" Prosser perform a mix of acoustic originals and traditional music. Also, a guest musician TBA.
Woodruff's: Koffin Kats
Detroit-area psychobilly punk band. Opening acts are The Gutter Ghouls, a Detroit psychobilly trio, and Break Anchor, a Detroit punk-rock band featuring members of The Suicide Machines.
Woodruff's: Lawn Care
Local rock 'n' roll quartet. Opening act is Hullabaloo, a veteran local ska and 80s-style pop quintet. 6-9 p.m.
World of Beer: Painted White
Detroit acoustic duo of singer Holly Schiavulli and guitarist Garret Schmittling whose repertoire includes classic funk, pop dance hits, classic and modern rock, and even a few country songs.