Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo
This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His new CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection.
Blind Pig: Luxotica Lounge Café
Valentine's Day show by this nationally touring burlesque show that blends striptease, circus sideshow acts, and live cabaret music. Advance tickets: $12 ($15 at the door).
Blind Pig: Talib Kweli
All ages admitted. Widely acclaimed veteran Brooklyn (NY) socially conscious hip-hop MC. Opening act is Niko Is, a Brazilian hip-hop MC, who is joined by DJ Spintalect. Advance tickets.: $28. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde
Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier.
Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday."
The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm
Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music.
Mash: Adam Labeaux
An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist.
Old Town: Sonic Perfume
Versatile, adventurous modern jazz by this quartet of musicians from Michigan and Toronto, including local drummer Jonathan Taylor. With saxophonist Patrick Booth, guitarist Patrick O'Reilly, and bassist Phil Albert.
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