Friday May 23, 2014
Blind Pig: Loose Teeth
Local rock quartet fronted by singer-songwriter Greg McIntosh. Opening acts TBA.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Zander Michigan
The stage name of Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Zander Melidis.
Elks Lodge: Malena Quartet
Modern and Latin jazz originals by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Maria Navedo, a recent MSU grad.
Habitat Lounge: Phoenix Theory
Detroit Top 40 dance band featuring members of Scoot Magoo and 50 Amp Fuse.
Local acoustic pop cover band led by percussionist Nick Rifken, a recent U-M music school grad. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Shelter Dogs
Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss.
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.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Steve Rich & Tom Prosser
The local duo of singer-guitarist Rich and singer-songwriter and "mandolin maniac" Prosser perform a mix of acoustic originals and traditional music. Also, a guest musician TBA.
World of Beer: The Takeaways
Local band led by Shaun Garth Walker, a singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Yellow Barn: Chris Michels & Dede Alderman
Celtic-inflected soul jazz by the Traverse City duo of singer- songwriter and percussionist Alderman and singer-guitarist Michels. Opening act is Abigail Stauffer, a local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs.