Saturday Dec 29, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown
Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie.
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.
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.).
Circ Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio
Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Max Bowen and bassist Damon Warmack.
Club Above: "Indie Rock Showcase."
With bands TBA. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Steve Kovich
Detroit singer-songwriter whose influences include James Taylor and Paul Simon.
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: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Mash: Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Mash: 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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Doug Horn Trio
Jazz ensemble led by local alto saxophonist Horn. With pianistAdam Mosley and bassist Paul Keller. Tonight they perform songs from their new CD, High Standards, along with other jazz classics and some seasonal favorites. $10 (age 17 & under, free). 7-10 p.m.
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.
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.
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