Saturday Mar 29, 2014
Bar Louie: The HouseRockers
Local party quintet that plays 60s rock, blues, and soul.
Blind Pig: Remix Artist Collective (RAC)
Synthpop ensemble founded by Portland-based Portuguese artist André Allen Anjos. Opening acts are Panama Wedding, a NYC pop-rock quintet, and Ghost Beach, a NYC 80s- flavored synthpop duo that just released its debut CD, Blonde. Advance tickets: $15 ($17 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.
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: Dave Boutette
Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg.
Guy Hollerin's: Bruce Katz Band
Funky, greasy, blues-drenched, New Orleans-inspired R&B by a band led by this Hammond B-3 organist from Boston who teaches a course on the blues at the prestigious Berklee School of Music. "No one would mistake Katz's blues for jazz, but there are elements of jazz to be found on [his 2003 CD] Mississippi Moan, in that it occasionally features long solos and sophisticated harmonics not traditionally found on blues albums," says Bluesreviews critic Don Fluckinger. With guest guitarist George Bedard.
Habitat Lounge: Phoenix Theory
Detroit Top 40 dance band featuring members of Scoot Magoo and 50 Amp Fuse.
Alley Bar & Grill: CrossRoads Band
Pinckney classic rock quartet.
Mash: Matt Boylan
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Woodruff's: Chasten Revolt
Ypsilanti metal quartet. Opening acts are the Detroit headbanging metal quintet The Worst Of, the local indie rock band Decade of Flies, and the Lansing-area hardcore-metal band Know Lyfe.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Keith Parmentier
Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.