Saturday Feb 22, 2014
Bar Louie: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost
Bay City pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw."
Blind Pig: The Soil & the Sun
Grand Rapids orchestral folk-rock septet whose music features complex harmonies, layered melodies, and driving rhythms. Opening acts are the Detroit pop-rock dance band Flint Eastwood, the East Lansing indie rock trio Wayne Szalinski, and Silent Lions, a Toledo punk-soul duo whose music has been describes as "Hall & Oates stoner rock."
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson & Friends
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist who 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: February Sky
Chicago-based duo of guitarist, banjoist, and dulcimer player Susan Urban, a singer-songwriter who writes story songs and humorous slice-of-life vignettes, and guitarist Phil Cooper, who sings original arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs.
Guy Hollerin's: The Bluescasters
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
New Detroit vintage-rock band.
Alley Bar & Grill: CrossRoads Band
Pinckney classic rock quartet.
Lighthouse Coffee Company: Angel Brock
Suburban Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music incorporates elements of country, blues, jazz, and reggae.
Mash: Mike Vial
Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Pleasant Lake Inn: Off Our Meds
Local classic and contemporary rock band.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Nick Strange Band
Popular local power trio led by singer-guitarist Strange, with drummer John Churchville and bassist Sam Monroe. The band plays mostly originals along with an eclectic mix of roots and classic rock covers and jazz standards.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: The Ridge
Soulful, funky down-home originals by this local progressive American roots music band.
Woodruff's: "Elbow Deep"
Drag show and gay and lesbian dance night hosted by Maxi and Jennifer of the House of Chanel, with a DJ TBA.
World of Beer: Julie Haven
Pop-folk originals and covers by this suburban Detroit singer- pianist whose influences include Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, and Alicia Keys.