Friday May 11, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Alex Anest
Local jazz guitarist.
B-Side: "Indie Rock Show."
With the local bands Rosewood, The Left Lanes, and The Day Dream Project. 8-10 p.m.
Blind Pig: Hillbilly Knife Fight
Horn-fired postpunk metal-rock by this suburban Detroit sextet. Openers: Weeping Prophet, the Ypsilanti psych-stoner metal drum 'n' bass duo Bubak, and the local stoner rock trio Electric Huldra. $7-$10.
Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Dance Party"
Dance party with DJ Selina Style, a burlesque show by Luna Legare, and a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show (movie starts at 8:30 p.m.). Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Club Above: Man Eating Lion and Foreveratlast
Double bill. Man Eating Lion is a progressive alternative quartet, and Foreveratlast is an Indianapolis postpunk rock trio.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett
Local Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter who recently released the CD Love Has No Heart of Its Own, Opener: Amy Petty, a Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter known for her evocative songs on emotionally intimate themes.
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: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Live: Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band's latest CD is Big Sexee. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Rick Straub
Acoustic covers of singer-songwriter pop-folk and folk-rock by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Terraplanes
Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.
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