Friday Mar 21, 2014
B-Side: "Rock Show"
With local teen bands TBA.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Charlie Mosbrook
Popular pop-folk singer-songwriter from Cleveland who accompanies himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo, and assorted other instruments. Many of the songs on his latest CD, Little by Little, deal with an injury that has left him with a limited ability to walk and took a substantial amount of touch sensation from his hands.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Alley Bar & Grill: Faster Taxi
Howell blues-inflected punk-metal duo.
Live: George Bedard & the Kingpins
Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard's tasty 2011 all-instrumental CD, Pickin' Apart the Past, includes "Minor Swing '65," his surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and he has a brand-new live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie." 6:30-9 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: Steve Rich & Tim Prosser
The 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.
Veteran local ska and 80s-style pop quintet. Opening act is Lawn Care, a local rock 'n' roll quartet. 6-9 p.m.
Woodruff's: The Cheetahs
Ypsilanti trio that plays classic Detroit proto-punk rock 'n' roll. Opening act is The Ill Itches, a Detroit rock band.