Friday Aug 8, 2014
Blind Pig: Counter Cosby
Local band that plays sarcastic, goofy, prog-rock metal. Opening acts are Scissor Now!, a local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio, and Lord Centipede, a local hardcore-metal band. The evening also includes The Ultimate Woman's Arm Wrestling Tournament, a fundraiser for Ann Arbor Derby Dimes roller derby teams with cash & other prizes. Sign up for one of 32 spots begins at 9:30 p.m.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Carboys
Grand Rapids alt-country Americana quintet.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Derek Daniel
Acoustic folk, blues, and rock covers and originals by this Ypsilanti singer-guitarist.
Crossroads Bar & Grill: Barbara Eugenia
Brazilian dream-pop by this popular young singer-songwriter from Sao Paulo whose 2013 CD E o sue temos appeared on several "best of the year" lists.
Habitat Lounge: Persuasion
Versatile Detroit R&B dance band.
Mash: The Bluescasters
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
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 Shug, and drummer Nick Collins.