Saturday Aug 16, 2014
Bar Louie: Dan Dahsoulman & Jake Lives Band
Local septet fronted by vocalist Dan "Dahsoulman" Carter that plays a mix of R&B, soul, and blues.
Blind Pig: Nine Years Away
Detroit punk-rock quartet. Opening acts are the young Hamtramck punk quartet The Tens, the Bay City alternative rock quartet The Distorted Waltz, and the Livingston County pop-punk quartet Hung Up.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Nelson Anest Unit
This local quartet led by guitarists Taylor Nelson and Alex Anest plays originals and standards by the likes of iles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny, and Nat Adderly. With bassist Robert Rohwer and drummer David Bedena. 8-10 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Midwest Territory Band
Self-styled "jug-band jazz by this local ensemble led by blues- oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing.
Crossroads Bar & Grill: "Ann Arbor Reggae"
Reggae dance party with DJs. The evening concludes with a Heritage Festival After-Party (midnight-2 a.m.) featuring live bands TBA.
Guy Hollerin's: The Bluescasters
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
Habitat Lounge: Emerging Soul
Versatile Livonia dance sextet whose repertoire includes rock, R&B, funk, and pop favorites.
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.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Klezmer R&D
Klezmer music by the duo of Ralph Katz and David Gitterman. 6-8 p.m.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: The Ridge
Soulful, funky down-home originals by this progressive American roots music band.
World of Beer: Mike Vial Duo
Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Vial.
Yellow Barn: The Strangled Darlings
Portland (OR) postpunk duo of cellist Jess Anderly and mandolinist George Veech that dubs its music "literary doom pop," "punkgrass," and "graveyard stomp." Opening acts are the local self-styled "melodic roots rock with a lo-fi growl" quartet The Hungry Sea, the classy local folk noir and neo-honky-tonk ensemble Jeni Lee Richey & the Great Tribulation, and Carmel Liburdi, a local singer-songwriter whose quirky pop-folk songs have provoked comparisons to Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles.