Friday Dec 29, 2017
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown
Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown.
Blue Nile: Louis Johnson
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. On Saturdays he is joined by bassist Will Austin and other friends TBA.
Bona Sera: "Mittenfest XII"
Dec. 29-31. Three-night showcase of local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. 6 different bands each night. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.).
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Alison Donahue
A varied mix of jazz, swing, vintage to contemporary pop standards, and more by this classically trained singer-cellist.
Earle: Rick Burgess Trio
Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists.
Habitat Lounge: Killer Flamingos
Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn.
Live: Drivin' Sideways
Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose
An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes.
Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel
Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Amy Grace
Young pop-folk singer-songwriter from East Tawas.
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