Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Blind Pig: T. Mills
L.A.-based hip-hop/pop MC whose songs blend rapping and singing. Opening act is Mod Sun, a Bloomington (MN) hip-hop MC who was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 16 unsigned artists in the world. Advance tickets: $18 ($20 at the door).
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: "Live Jazz"
With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: James Cornelison Quartet
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Old Town: The Webbs
Detroit-based acoustic postpunk old-time music/bluegrass hybrid quartet. With the husband-and-wife duo of vocalist Andie Webb and bassist Tracy Webb, guitarist Robert Rasmussen, and the Chelsea-bred postpunk honky-tonk musician Scotty Karate on banjo.
Ravens Club: Heather Black Project
Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences.
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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.