Saturday Jun 7, 2014
Alley Bar & Grill: Highly Suspicious
Local classic rock quartet fronted by vocalist Starr Smith.
Bar Louie: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost
Bay City pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw."
Blind Pig: Ben Daniels Band
Chelsea Americana folk-rock quintet led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniels, whose influences range from Robert Johnson to Dylan to Jack White. Opening acts are Blake Elliot & the Robinson Affair, a Traverse City folk-rock trio whose music draws on an eclectic array of influences from 1920s jazz to bluegrass and bossa nova, and Captain Ivory, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet whose influences range from Muddy Waters to Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and Jack White.
Cavern Club: Killer Flamingos
Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular, veteran band from Dearborn. Cover, dancing.
Conor O'Neill's: Bruno's Boys
Traditional Irish songs of drinking and rebellion, accompanied on a wide array of instruments, by this Detroit-area duo.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville
Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music.
Guy Hollerin's: Luther "Badman" Keith Blues Band
R&B-inflected Detroit blues band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Keith.
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 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.
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.
Pleasant Lake Inn: Southern Express
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Harris Basement Jazz Collective
An eclectic blend of jazz, funk, and blues by this local ensemble led by drummer Alan Harris. With saxophonist Warren Widmayer, guitarist Julian Levinson, and bassist Peter Throm.
World of Beer: Michael Bush Band
High-energy pop covers by this local band.
Yellow Barn: Nicodemus Riley
Ypsilanti violinist. Opening acts are March of the Ant, an Ypsilanti indie rock band, and The Loveseats, a Detroit indie trio that plays self-styled "dirty crunchy rock." 5:30-9:30 p.m.