Monday Jul 14, 2014
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Time Gypsies
Gypsy jazz-folk fusion by this local duo of guitarist Andrew Brown and washboard player Vince Russo from the Appleseed Collective.
Arena: Laith Al-Saadi Trio
An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by this local singer-guitarist. With drummer Skeeto Valdez and bassist Jordan Schug.
Blind Pig: Into It. Over It.
All ages admitted. Neo-emo rock ensemble led by veteran Chicago-based indie singer-songwriter Evan Weiss. "Weiss's singing is assured and graceful, and with a gentle sigh or clean cry that doesn't quite disintegrate into a ragged scream, he can summon the anguish of a tortuous relationship ("A Curse Worth Believing") or grief at the death of a friend," says the Chicago Reader in its review of his new CD, Intersections. "He keeps finding new ways to express himself within an idiom that's already been declared dead several times." Opening act is Prawn, a northern New Jersey emo quintet. Advance tickets: $12 ($15 at the door). 7-11 p.m.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. He is joined by bassist Will Austin, and other friends TBA.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble TBA.