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Saturday Dec 29, 2018

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown Harrington Brown

Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Laith Al-Saadi

All ages admitted to early show. This popular local singer- guitarist rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice. His latest CD, Real, a collection of songs drawing on blues, country, gospel, and roots rock, was recorded in L.A. with an all-star cast of session legends, including saxophonist Tom Scott, drummer Jim Keltner, and bassist Leland Sklar. $25. 8-9:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Mittenfest XIII"

Dec. 29-31. Three-night showcase of local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. 6 different bands each night. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tonight: Lonely Hearts Convention (8 p.m.), Drinkard Sisters (8:45 p.m.), Jim Cherewick (9:30 p.m.), Impulse (10:15 p.m.), Louis Picasso & the Darling (11 p.m.), Minihorse (11:45 p.m.), and Jamie Register & the Cash Machine (12:30 a.m.). [venue info]

Club Above: "Indie Rock Showcase."

With bands TBA. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Steve Kovich Steve Kovich

Detroit singer-songwriter whose influences include James Taylor and Paul Simon. [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: Soulstice

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

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Trio

High-energy mainstream jazz by this local ensemble led by composer-bassist Keller. With vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and keyboardist Duncan McMillan. 10. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Brown & Falk

Originals and offbeat covers in an eclectic mix of styles from bluegrass and blues to folk and jazz by the veteran duo of singer- guitarists Rick Brown and Jack Falk. [venue info]


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