This downtown Ypsilanti coffeehouse-bar features live music most Fri.-Sat. and occasional other nights, 8-11 p.m. Cover (usually), dancing.
April 4: "Michael G. Nastos Birthday Party."
Veteran local jazz broadcaster & journalist Nastos celebrates his birthday with a jam session featuring a host of local and Detroit-area jazz luminaries, including Ken Kozora, Tim Flood, Bob Sweet, Emma Aboukasm, John Churchville, Alberto Nacif, Aron Kaufman, Carl Michel, Chas Dayringer, Reggie Canty, Mark Lipson, Ralph McKee and others TBA. With opening sets by the Paul Vornhagen Trio and vintage jazz pianist Jerry Perrine. No cover.
April 5: Towner
Local alt-rock quartet. Openers: the indie rock quartet Goldblum, the Kalamazoo postpunk Americana quartet Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts, and the Kalamazoo electro-pop quartet Katy Needs a Life. 9 p.m.-midnight.
April 11: Wax Kings!
Ypsilanti hip-hop DJ collective.
April 13: 734 Saturdays
Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m.
April 19: Doogatron
Local techno ensemble. Openers: the Livonia futuristic electropop band East of Awake, the electro-pop band Lucid Machine, and the Romulus rock band Nuntheless. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
April 20: Funkwagon
Gospel-charged funk-rock by this septet that splits its time between Detroit and Burlington (VT). Openers: Dani Darling, a jazz- inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter, and Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack, an Ypsilanti acoustic rock trio. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
April 27: Fangs & Twang
Ypsilanti trio from Black Jake & the Carnies that plays twangy, high- energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other fantastical creatures. Openers: Jim Roll Band, a local band led by this nationally prominent local singer-songwriter known for his barbed alt-country-flavored folk-rock ballads and love songs, and Child Sleep, an Ypsilanti 90s-style garage pop quartet 8 p.m.-midnight.
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