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).
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.
Conor O'Neill's: Joshua & Jeremy Sprague
An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: Chris Canas Blues Revolution
Habitat Lounge: Chateau
Veteran pop dance band.
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.
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.
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.
World of Beer: Karley Davidson
Young Detroit-area pop R&B singer-songwriter.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Rick Brown
Americana singer-songwriter from Chelsea.