Monday Dec 31, 2018
Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer
Local progressive jam-rock quartet. Openers: Chirp, a local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet, and Biomassive, a Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and covers of the Grateful Dead. $15. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bona Sera: "PoptART."
Club Above: Hullabaloo
Veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club
Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo.
Guy Hollerin's: Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band has a new CD, Big Sexee. $40 (includes champagne toast and light hors d'oeuvres buffet at midnight) in advance and (if available) at the door. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.).
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band. Also, in the Weber's Inn ballroom, the Nightline, a veteran Top 40 dance band.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Cellar Cats
An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. A benefit for SafeHouse. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
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