Friday Jun 27, 2014
Alley Bar & Grill: The Medicine Men
This local quartet led by bassist Chris Goerke plays danceable 60s- 80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Blind Pig: "Boss Wars"
A series of rapping contests between local and area hip-hop MCs TBA.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Mike Smith & the Cadillac Cowboys
Veteran local country band, led by singer-guitarist Smith, whose repertoire includes classic country, western swing, and boogie- woogie. 8-10 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Ebb Tide
Folksy country and rock 'n' roll originals by the singer-songwriter trio of guitarists Ken Eby and Beau Buchanan and percussionist Michael Snyder-Barker.
Elks Lodge: Ella Campbell Quartet
Everything from straight-ahead swing to Latin and hip-hop- infused originals by this ensemble led by saxophonist Campbell, an Ann Arbor native and MSU grad.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Mash: Abigail Stauffer
Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. She released her debut CD, Alone to Dream, in 2011, and she has just completed her sophomore effort. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Pleasant Lake Inn: The Renegades
Classic rock cover band from Gregory.
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 & Tim Prosser
The duo of singer-guitarist Rich and singer-songwriter and "mandolin maniac" Prosser perform a mix of acoustic originals and traditional music. Also, guest vocalist Laura Nisenson.
World of Beer: Logan White Duo
Duo led by local pop-folk singer-guitarist White.
Yellow Barn: "Mini Folk Fest"
With veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Audra Kubat, Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter J. Washburn Gardner, sultry-voiced folk-rock singer-songwriter Emily Rose, local pop-folk singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud, the local folk-rock singer-songwriter trio Ebb Tide, and the South Haven-based traveling folk troubadour Andru Bemis. 7-11 p.m.