Friday Dec 14, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Anthony Retka & Emily Rose
Singer-songwriter duo of Tone & Niche frontman Retka and Rose of the Americana duo Escaping Pavement.
Blind Pig: "Nightmare Before X-Mas."
Costume party (with prizes) headlined by Black Note Graffiti, a local progressive metal and alt-rock quintet. Openers: the Grand Rapids instrumental rock band Knives Are Quiet, the local hard-rock quintet Stick Shift, and the local hard-rock trio Dark Serenity. $7 ($10 at the door). 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Club Above: Great Neptune
Local ambient art-rock trio. Openers: Bad Television, a Saline post-emo math rock quartet, and Parkway & Columbia, a Brighton quintet that plays atmospheric, melodic indie rock. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles
DJ with an eclectic mix of music.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dale Osborn
Leo Kottke-style singer-guitarist from Chelsea who performs tasty covers and originals.
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: Slice
Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet.
Habitat Lounge: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Live: George Bedard & the Kingpins
Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard's tasty 2011 all- instrumental CD, Pickin' Apart the Past, includes "Minor Swing '65," Bedard's surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and his 2015 live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie."
Mash: Mia Green
Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Weekend Comeback
Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Salmagundi
Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. 8-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Katon & Perkins
Blues and blues-rock by the veteran local duo of singer-guitarist Michael Katon and bassist Todd Perkins.
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