Friday Feb 23, 2018
Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Jordan Smith
Solo set by this lead guitarist for the Burlington (VT) funk-rock band Funkwagon.
Blind Pig: Pajamas
Local pop-rock jam trio. Opening act is Honey Monsoon, an Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio.
Club Above: "Patches O'Malley Presents."
DJs with electronic dance music.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
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.
Greyline: Jive Colossus
Local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catlan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues dance music.
Habitat Lounge: The Sun Messengers
Popular, versatile 10-piece ensemble from Detroit that plays everything from Latin and African dance music to blues and rock.
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: Nadim Azzam
Local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter whose new EP, Here's To Changes Vol. 1, is a collection of songs about love and loneliness he wrote as a troubled teen. 6-9 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Randaliers
A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt-country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell.
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