Saturday Dec 22, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jud Branam & Kevin Brown
Local alt-country duo, both singer-songwriters from Corndaddy whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo.
Blind Pig: Counter Cosby
Reunion of this veteran local band that plays sarcastic, goofy, prog- rock metal. Openers: the Detroit rock 'n' roll quintet The Lucid Furs, the Detroit self-styled "dirty crunchy rock" trio The Loveseats, and the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet ZZvava. $8-$11.
Circ Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio
Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With guitarist Max Bowen and bassist Damon Warmack.
Conor O'Neill's: Mogue Doyle
Original Irish rock by this local quartet, along covers of the Pogues and others.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Finan & Sharon Tse
Singer-songwriter duo. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country-tinged folk-pop, and Tse a young singer-songwriter whose repertoire ranges from confessional folk-pop to jazz- inflected songs.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: Thornetta Davis
Soulful, rocking Detroit-style R&B by a band led by Davis, a powerful, Etta James-style vocalist.
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.
Mash: Matt Boylan
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Urban Legend Trio
Soul-based music by this Toledo ensemble whose music also draws on elements of blues, funk, R&B, and jazz.
Ypsi Alehouse: Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars
An eclectic mix of music in various genres by this Milan strings & more quintet. 8-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Dave Boutette
Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan to Paul Westerberg. He performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. Tonight's holiday show features lots of sing-alongs.
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