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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of July 6, 2020

Nationally known artists visit Kerrytown Concert House, other clubs, and campus venues, crowning a flourishing nightlife scene. Home to considerable local talent, Ann Arbor's also a stop for up-and-comers on the college circuit. Note: Most bands in this category are listed in Nightspots.





 
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Monday


July 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Freddy & Francine: The Ark.

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This duo, actually named Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso, recently re-formed and relocated from L.A. to Nashville. "The minute you think one of our songs is an Americana song, it can turn into a retro pop song," they say. The duo made its local debut at the Ark's Art Fair Stage in 2019.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Tuesday


July 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


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Wednesday


July 2020
 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Respite with Ragtime": River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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Livestream performances by musicians from around the country. Featuring old time, bluegrass, ragtime, classic country blues, and more.

Schedule:

May 13 Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis

May 20 Violist Leslie DeShazor

May 27 New Orleans-based jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher

June 3 New Orleans-based pianist and composer Tom McDermott

June 10 Chicago-based cellist Kelsee Vandervall

June 17 Finger-style guitarist Rollie Tussing

June 24 Ragtime, Old-Time, Blues, and Stride piano "Perfessor" Bill Edwards

July 1 Old-time piano player Adam Swanson

July 8 Flutist Shantanique Moore

July 15 Viola player Caleb Georges

July 22 TBA

July 29 Ann Arbor violinist Priscilla Johnson
8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/groups/687300512026149 Free, donations accepted for musicians. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

SistaStrings: The Ark.

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Milwaukee duo of 2 sisters who fuse their classical backgrounds with R&B and gospel music. Violinist Chauntee Ross attended the U-M music school. They recently released their debut EP, Lift.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Thursday


July 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
Visit InterfaithSpirit.org or call 646-7405 for meeting URL. Free.


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Friday


July 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Frontier Ruckus: The Ark.

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Popular experimental Americana-flavored folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion. "Frontman Matthew Milia's vocals convey a dreamy, twangy quality, like someone who's wandering aimlessly through the woods at night," says a Cleveland Scene review. "He recalls Michael Stipe in his vivid wordplay and oblique imagery." The group has a new album, Live in Lake Orion.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Saturday


July 2020
 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Open Stage": Oz's Music Environment.

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All kids invited to join a Zoom gathering to sing songs, make music, tell jokes, and more.
Free, preregister at bit.ly/kidsopenstage for meeting URL. 662-8283.


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Sunday


July 2020
 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live @ The 415!": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Every Sun. Livestream performances of jazz, cabaret, classical music, and more by various KCH favorites TBA. May performers included NYC-based jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, U-M music professor and jazz composer-pianist Ellen Rowe, and local boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun.
4:15 p.m., KerrytownConcertHouse.com/live-at-the-415. Free, donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Open Mics": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country over Zoom. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
For online meeting URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Annie & Rod Capps: The Ark.

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This veteran wife-and-husband folk-rock duo has, they say, been "musically completing each other's sentences" since 1982. Vocalist and songwriter Annie Capps weaves various roots traditions into a sparse mix. They have a new album, When They Fall.
7:30 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

All Them Witches: The Blind Pig.

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Veteran Nashville hard-rock quartet whose music mixes swamp blues, sludge metal, space-rock, and neo-psychedelic flavors. Opener: Blackwater Holylight, a Portland (OR) all-female psychedelic doom rock quintet.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. Ashley. Tickets $15 in advance at blindpigmusic.com/calendar & at the door. 996-8555. [map]






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