Saturday Mar 8, 2014
B-Side: "LIVE on Washington" Dance Party"
With bands & DJs TBA. A benefit for the Neutral Zone "LIVE on Washington" outdoor teen music and arts festival held in May.
Blind Pig: That 1 Guy
The stage name of Mike Silverman, a Berkeley-based classically trained bassist who has created his own instrument, the "Magic Pipe," which his website describes as a "system of electronically wired steel plumbing, shaped somewhat like a harp, with a thick bass string wired from top to bottom and a hole that billows smoke during the climax of his live shows." Advance tickets: $12 ($14 at the door).
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.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Jake Prince Trio
Local indie groove-rock ensemble.
Conor O'Neill's: The Takeaways
Local band led by Shaun Garth Walker, a singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bill Edwards
Local country singer-songwriter, 1989 winner of the Billboard Country Songwriting Contest, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown.
Guy Hollerin's: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio
Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues.
Habitat Lounge: Dan Rafferty Band
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
Inverness Inn: The Modern Day Drifters
Howell country quartet fronted by the husband and wife duo of singer-guitarists Kari Holmes, a contemporary pop-rock songwriter, and William Shadrick, a songwriter whose influences range from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson.
Alley Bar & Grill: The Renegades
Classic rock cover band from Gregory.
Mash: Broken Arrow Blues Band
Detroit-area blues band.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Pleasant Lake Inn: Iron Duke
Manchester classic rock band.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist.
Woodruff's: Ghost City Searchlight
Opening acts are Team Captain, the veteran local ska and 80s-style pop quintet Hullabaloo, and the Ypsilanti country-oriented Americana band Salt City.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Dives
This Dearborn postpunk rock 'n' roll trio celebrates the release of a new CD on the No Fun label. Opening acts are Dr. Unk, a local rock band, and Boomstick, a local blues-rock quartet. $7. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.