Saturday May 12, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown
Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown.
B-Side: "The Transformation."
With an assortment of rappers, comedians, and poets, along with a dance battle and a live band.
Blind Pig: Disaster Relief
New local all-star funk band that tonight celebrates the release of its debut CD. With trumpeter Ross Huff, keyboardist & guitarist Darrin James, and saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Molly Jones fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Opener: Jive Colossus, a local 9- piece Afro-Caribbean funk-rock dance band.. $10-$13.
Club Above: "Reaper of All Bass."
With heavy bass and dubstep musicians D3V from Tampa and EldestRhyme from East Lansing.
Conor O'Neill's: Me & Joe Smith
Detroit funkabilly duo.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Latini
Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: The Switchbacks
Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson.
Habitat Lounge: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Live: Andrew Bishop's Prelude Theory
A2 Jazz Fest Spring Series features a blast through reeds player Bishop's musical past with influences ranging from 1980s synth pop and Motown to Bach, Shostakovich and jazz. With Max Bowen (guitar), Jordan Anderson (piano), Jonathan Taylor (drums), and Tim Flood (bass). 7-9:30 p.m.
Mash: Mike Vial
Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Rumpus Room: Harper & the Midwest Kind
Blues-rock band led by Peter Harper, a blues singer-songwriter from Australia, now transplanted to Grass Lake, who plays blues harp and didgeridoo. The band has an acclaimed CD on the Blind Pig label, Down to the Rhythm.
Tap Room: Boylesque
Drag show. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Dick Siegel
This veteran local singer-songwriter is an immensely gifted and versatile composer whose songs offer all sorts of immediate musical and lyrical pleasures, both serious and comic, as well as a resonant staying power.
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