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Friday Dec 14, 2018

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Anthony Retka & Emily Rose

Singer-songwriter duo of Tone & Niche frontman Retka and Rose of the Americana duo Escaping Pavement. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dale Osborn

Leo Kottke-style singer-guitarist from Chelsea who performs tasty covers and originals. [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: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

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

Live: George Bedard & the Kingpins George Bedard

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." [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Weekend Comeback

Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Salmagundi Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Katon & Perkins

Blues and blues-rock by the veteran local duo of singer-guitarist Michael Katon and bassist Todd Perkins. [venue info]


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