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Nightspots

Saturday May 3, 2014

Blind Pig: The Slackers

Ska and rocksteady by this popular New York City band that fleshes out its sound with everything from the traditional horns to pedal steel guitar and violin. "The Slackers are perhaps the best and the brightest of American ska to date; they reinvent their sound with each album, keeping the music fresh, alive, and relevant," says AllMusic.com reviewer Margaret Crandall. Opening act is Green Room Rockers, an Indiana ska band. Advance tickets: $10 ($12 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Nile: Louis Johnson

Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. He is joined by bassist Will Austin, and other friends TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Joshua & Jeremy Sprague

An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Potter's Field

Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton that's known for its gritty poetic lyrics, powerful vocal harmonies, and driving instrumental work on acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, harmonica, typical and non- typical percussion elements, and the occasional kazoo. [venue info]

Elks Lodge:

TBA. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Chris Canas Blues Revolution

See review. Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Chateau

Veteran pop dance band. [venue info]

Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies

Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer- guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. [venue info]

Mash: Bluescasters

See review. Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet. [venue info]

Mash: The Wine Bar Duo

Vintage Americana and contemporary songs of all sorts by the local duo of pianist Jacob Sayraf and vocalist and ukulele player William Bennett. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Wolverine State Brewing Co.: The Speedbumps

Acclaimed northeastern Ohio Americana acoustic jam band fronted by the soulful, rootsy crooner Erik Urycki. The band's instrumentation embraces banjo, ukulele, cello, and saxophone. [venue info]

World of Beer: Karley Davidson

Young Detroit-area pop R&B singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rick Brown

Americana singer-songwriter from Chelsea. [venue info]


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