Friday Jul 25, 2014
Blind Pig: Hollow & Akimbo
Local experimental pop-rock band whose music blends looped rhythms, intricate arrangements and textures, and dreamy, often melancholic vocal melodies. "The distinct and intellectual pop arrangements are positively enthralling," says an Earmilk reviewer. Opening acts are Tunde Olaniran, a Flint singer- songwriter who describes his R&B dance music as "the lovechild of Prince, Kanye West, and Kraftwerk," and United Affair, a local electro-acoustic pop trio led by singer-songwriter Patrick Beger. Advance tickets: $8.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dale Osborn
Leo Kottke-style singer-guitarist from Chelsea who performs tasty covers and originals.
Crossroads Bar & Grill: Devil Elvis
Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band. Opening acts are Broadzilla, a popular veteran all-female hardcore thrash band from Detroit, and Fuckknot, an old-school Detroit hardcore band.
Elks Lodge: Jon Taylor's Rocket to the Moon
Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Taylor.
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Mash: Mike Vial
Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Blues Revolution
Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist.
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: Sonicrain
Straight-ahead jazz by this Novi-based ensemble.
World of Beer: Cheech & Laura
Acoustic pop sibling duo of Detroit singer-guitarists Laura and Cheech Rodriguez.