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Friday Dec 7, 2018

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: An Dro

Celtic-based worldbeat by this Grand Rapids-area acoustic ensemble. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Café Verde: Aim High Flyers

Aim High School (Farmington Hills) students perform pop songs, led by their teacher and local guitarist Matthew Landrum. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

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. [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]

Habitat Lounge: Fusion

Top 40 dance band. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

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." [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Mash: Rock Jones

Detroit roots rock, Motown, and blues quintet. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Kinfolk Rigg 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. [venue info]

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.). [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Band of Rasmus

Ypsilanti keyboard-driven classic rock and blues quartet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/Old-Time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: M22

Local acoustic classic rock and country-rock cover band featuring members of the Breakers. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Sydney Burnham

Bluesy, funky folk-rock by this young singer-songwriter and guitarist from Brighton. [venue info]


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