Friday Feb 2, 2018
Blind Pig: Shredders
Minneapolis hip-hop quartet. Opening act is Astronautalis, an indie country/hip-hop MC from Florida who once said his ambition is to "be the Van Morrison of this rap shit." Advance tickets: $20.
Bona Sera: "Ypsi Pride."
Dance part & drag show.
Club Above: "Gyp$y."
DJs with hip-hop and electronic dance music.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jen Cass & the The Lucky Nows
Bluesy Americana roots-rock by an ensemble led by veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Jen Cass.
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: Dan Rafferty Band
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Everly Brothers, the Yardbirds, and Dylan to priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or" and The Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup." 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Darwin Mamassian
Brighton folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio
Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Simon Mermelstein
Performance by this widely published local poet, a 2-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose work is marked by a self-deprecating sense of humor that is by turns intellectual and playful.
Tap Room: Dirty Deville
Local psychedelic prog-rock quartet. Opening acts are Parker Projection, a Ypsilanti math rock trio, and Human Skull, a local punk-rock trio.
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