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Saturday May 12, 2018

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown

Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. [venue info]

B-Side: "The Transformation."

With an assortment of rappers, comedians, and poets, along with a dance battle and a live band. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Club Above: "Reaper of All Bass."

With heavy bass and dubstep musicians D3V from Tampa and EldestRhyme from East Lansing. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Me & Joe Smith

Detroit funkabilly duo. [venue info]

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. [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 Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

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

Live: Andrew Bishop's Prelude Theory 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. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Tap Room: Boylesque

Drag show. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

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. [venue info]


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