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Saturday Mar 22, 2014

Bar Louie: The Canastas

Local quintet that plays vintage jump blues, rockabilly, and rock 'n' roll. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Electric Six

Energetic, irreverent guitar-based rock by this widely acclaimed Detroit quintet whose music has been described as a "bizarre genetic splicing of punk, new wave, disco, and arena rock." Opening acts are Yip Deceiver, an Athens (GA) postpunk electronic dance duo of former Of Montreal members Davey Pierce and Nicolas Dobbratz, and Alexis, a Grand Rapids synth- pop duo. Advance tickets: $15. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost

Midland 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." [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Luti Erbeznik & Bobby Pennock

Double bill. Erbeznik is a singer-songwriter whose music draws on rock, classical, and Yugoslav folk music influences and who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake, and Pennock is a Plymouth folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Madcat Midnight Blues Journey

New local quartet led by 2 veteran virtuosos, nationally renowned harmonica wiz Peter Madcat Ruth and pedal steel guitarist Drew "Captain Midnight" Howard. With bassist Mark Schrock and drummer Michael Shimmin. Its repertoire includes obscure blues tunes, folk and jazz melodies, and original compositions. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Inverness Inn: Joshua Silas

A mix of rock country, blues, and jazz by this Dexter singer- songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Alley Bar & Grill: Shelter Dogs

Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Pleasant Lake Inn: Off Our Meds

Manchester classic and contemporary rock band. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford

Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist. [venue info]

Woodruff's: Screw

Detroit-based rock band with early 70s punk roots. Opening acts are Wild Savages, a local hard-rock band, and Cult Heroes, a pioneering local punk band led by vocalist Hiawatha Bailey that's been riding its own rock 'n' roll maelstrom for almost 4 decades. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rick Brown

Americana singer-songwriter from Chelsea. [venue info]

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