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Saturday Dec 16, 2017

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Escaping Pavement

Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass." [venue info]

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Escaping Pavement

Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass." [venue info]

Blind Pig: Wild Savages

Local hard-rock band. Opening acts are the Detroit self-styled "surf goth" garage band Mexican Knives, the Dayton rock quintet Grand Mammoth, and DJs Heavy & Beyond. [venue info]

Blue Nile: Louis Johnson

Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. On Saturdays he is joined by bassist Will Austin and other friends TBA. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Canceled: Jazz Jam Session

Canceled. Performances by a house band led by multi- instrumentalist saxophonist Christopher Tabacyznski. All jazz musicians invited, followed at 9 p.m. by an open jam. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Sally & Ted

Country-pop duo. [venue info]

Club Above: Den of Greece

Detroit indie rock trio. Opening acts are the Grand Haven post- hardcore rock band EyeCandy, the Grand Rapids punk-rock trio Antighost, and the Grannd Rapids pop-punk quartet Midwest Skies. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Joshua & Jeremy Sprague

An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: The McKee Brothers Project

Energetic, sophisticated blend of soul, funk, blues, and gospel by this band led by brothers Denis and Ralph McKee. With vocalist Bob Schultz, keyboardists Jim Alfredson and Duncan McMillan, drummer Skeeto Valdez and slide guitarist Stan Budzinski. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost

Midland pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw." [venue info]

Mash: Zander Michigan

The stage name of Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Zander Melidis. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]


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