Thursday Aug 28, 2014
Blind Pig: Kris Allen
Soul-inflected pop-rock by this Arkansas singer-songwriter best known as the Season 8 winner of American Idol. Opening act is Jetty Rae, an eclectic folk-soul Michigan singer- songwriter with a resonant, piercing voice whose influences range from Patty Griffin and Norah Jones to Lauryn Hill and Ella Fitzgerald. Advance tickets: $15 ($20 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.
Habitat Lounge: Slice
East Lansing pop dance quartet.
Mash: The Shelter Dogs
Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss.
Melange Subterranean Bistro: Doug Horn Trio
40s & 50s swing and bebop by a jazz ensemble led by local alto saxophonist Horn. With various drop-in guests TBA.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Neal Anderson Quintet
Local jazz ensemble led by trumpeter Anderson.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
Vinology: Gwenyth Hayes Trio
Jazz-soul fusion by the local trio of singer-songwriter and bassist Hayes, keyboardist Patrick Whitehead, and drummer D'uane Dawkins.
Wolverine State Brewing Co.: Matt Gabriel
Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country.