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Saturday May 19, 2018

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Sam Corbin

Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Scott Morgan

First local appearance in several years by this veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter who has been battling liver disease. Morgan got his start in the 60s as frontman of the Rationals, a legendary local band that specialized in a brand of R&B-drenched rock 'n' soul that's both harder and raunchier than that of fellow Detroiter Mitch Ryder. Tonight he's celebrating the re-release of the Rationals eponymous 1970 LP. Openers: Stomp Rockets, the latest of several great local garage-rock bands led by the charismatic vocalist Dan Mulholland, and Mohair Sweets, an R&B band led by singer-guitarist Colin Bryce. $8-$11. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Guilty Pleasures Burlesque

Local burlesque and comedy troupe. Age 21 & over. $15. 9 p.m. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Dani Jamerson Band

Country & country-rock band led by Sherwood (MI) singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamerson. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: The Blackjack Band

Classic rock band from Westland. [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 Groove Council The Groove Council

Veteran Detroit 9-piecehorn-fired R&B dance band fronted by the high-powered vocals of Kathleen Murray. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Corndaddy

Local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. Opener: Sarah Swanson Band, a local ensemble led by singer-songwriter Swanson that plats soulful, anthemic indie rock. Photo: Mike Bialek. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Luti & Judy Insley

Milford singer-songwriter and guitarist Luti Erbeznik sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake and whose music blends American folk, rock, and pop forms with the rhythms and colorings of the music of his native Yugoslavia. He is joined by veteran Oakland County pop-folk singer-songwriter Insley. [venue info]


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