Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
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 recent 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: Cross Street Renegades
Versatile Ypsilanti rock quintet led by singer-songwriter Ted Thrasher. Opening acts are Naked Shark, a local psychedelic funk blues rock jam band, and Lily Livers, a Detroit pop-punk trio.
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.
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.
Soulful pop-rock by this Detroit duo.
Old Town: Janelle Reichman Quartet
NYC-based jazz clarinetist-saxophonist Reichman is an Ann Arbor native whose music reflects a range of influences from traditional and modern jazz to funk and avant-garde. According to a Jazz Improv review, she "seems to defy logic and possibility in her speed, dexterity, and musicianship."
Session Room: Chirp
Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet.
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