Friday Jul 11, 2014
Alley Bar & Grill: Bert Danger & the Flat Heads
Pinckney rockabilly band whose music incorporates punk, jazz, R&B, outlaw country, and honky-tonk influences.
Blind Pig: Cult Heroes
Pioneering local punk band led by vocalist Hiawatha Bailey that's been riding its own rock 'n' roll maelstrom almost 4 decades. Opening acts are The State, a 30-year-old local posthardcore rock band fronted by the stentorian vocals of singer- poet Preston Woodward, and The Tens, a young Hamtramck punk quartet.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Cousin Curtiss
Exuberant, vibrant blues- and folk-style songs about small-town like by this Onekama (MI) native, an NMU student who accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica, with splashes of kazoo, beat-boxing, and scat singing. 8-10 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jay Stielstra
Folk-country originals by this highly regarded veteran local singer- songwriter. He is accompanied by vocalist Judy Banker, who also plays guitar and mandolin. Stielstra's most recent CD is Don't Let Me Down Easy.
Crossroads Bar & Grill: Wax Kings!
Ypsilanti hip-hop DJ collective, featuring DJH Brexx, Eggs Blackly, DJ Dock, and Prophet Ecks.
Elks Lodge: Jordan Otto Quintet
Straight-ahead and Latin jazz by this local ensemble led by drummer Otto.
Habitat Lounge: First Call
Detroit R&B dance sextet.
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.
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: J. Washburn Gardner
Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter.
World of Beer: Avon Dale
Memphis quartet whose music is a raw, rugged mix of blues, soul, and rock.
Yellow Barn: The Hawks
Local rock band. Opening acts are Trembling Earth, a local blues-inflected rock 'n' roll jam band, and The PreMadonnas, a local rock 'n' roll quartet.