Friday Dec 7, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: An Dro
Celtic-based worldbeat by this Grand Rapids-area acoustic ensemble.
Blind Pig: Good Old War
Philadephia trio that plays catchy, musically refined folk-rock with flawless vocal harmonies that, according to allmusic.com, "manages to sound like the Flaming Lips fronted by Paul Simon." Openers: Beta Radio, a Wilmington (NC) Americana duo, and Allman Brown, a London (UK) singer-songwriter who cites Bon Iver, James Vincent McMorrow, and Sufjan Stevens. as influences. $16 ($18 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.
Café Verde: Aim High Flyers
Aim High School (Farmington Hills) students perform pop songs, led by their teacher and local guitarist Matthew Landrum.
Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles
DJ with an eclectic mix of music.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Blue Water Ramblers
This Grand Rapids quintet fronted by banjoist Jim Foerch and guitarist Bear Berends performs a wide range of traditional Great Lakes music, including lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmer's paeans, gospel music, and children's ditties.
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.
Habitat Lounge: Fusion
Top 40 dance band.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or."
Mash: Matt Gabriel
Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Rock Jones
Detroit roots rock, Motown, and blues quintet.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Kinfolk Rigg
An eclectic mix of country, pop, & jazz originals and covers by the local duo of singer Missy Riggs and guitarist Paul Rhodes.
Tap Room: "First Friday."
With the Ypsilanti neo-soul blues fusion quintet The DayNites (9 p.m.), the raucous Ypsilanti surf-guitar psychobilly band Las Drogas (10 p.m.), and the local folk-rock-flavored acoustic funk band Mercury Salad Sandwich (11 p.m.).
Ypsi Alehouse: Band of Rasmus
Ypsilanti keyboard-driven classic rock and blues quartet. 8-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: M22
Local acoustic classic rock and country-rock cover band featuring members of the Breakers.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Sydney Burnham
Bluesy, funky folk-rock by this young singer-songwriter and guitarist from Brighton.
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