Wednesday May 7, 2014
Bar Louie: Laith Al-Saadi
Soulful acoustic rock and blues covers and originals by this local singer-guitarist.
Bigalora: Ron Brooks Trio
Mainstream bebop-rooted jazz by this trio led by veteran local bassist Brooks. With pianist Tad Weed and drummer George Davidson.
Black Pearl: Beth Stalker & Jim Rawlings
An eclectic mix of styles, from blues, R&B, and jazz to rock and country, by the Detroit Music Award-winning duo of singer- songwriter Stalker and songwriter-guitarist Rawlings.
Blind Pig: The Both
Introspective, poetically charged, pop-savvy ballads and anthems by the duo of veteran rock'n'roll singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. "What unites both artists is their appreciation for songs: well-constructed melodies that create an emotional foundation even before a single word is sung, says Baltimore Sun critic Greg Kot in his review of the duo's eponymous debut CD. "They share vocals, often trading lines or verses and reveling in wordless harmonies that become yet another hook in an album full of them…If anything, a knowing sense of mortality underlies many of the sentiments: Time is slipping away from us, so how are we using what's left?" Opening act is Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter Nick Diamonds, front man of the Islands and several other indie bands. Advance tickets: $20. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Habitat Lounge: Acoustic Rewind
80s and 90s pop covers by this Detroit acoustic duo.