Friday Jan 4, 2019
Blind Pig: Matt Braunger
Affable Chicago-based comic, a regular on MADtv during its final season, who blends often dark oddball tales with goofy one-liners. $15. 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.).
Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."
With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Phil McMillion
Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. Opener: Chris McGorey, a Canton singer-songwriter.
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: Killer Flamingos
Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular, veteran band from Dearborn. Cover, dancing. In the Millennium Club.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m.
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.
Mash: The Scott Martin Band
Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer-songwriter Martin.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike.
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Tap Room: "First Friday."
With Barker & Broski, the local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski.
Ypsi Alehouse: Jim Smith
Local country-folk singer-songwriter whose influences include Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. 7-9 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. Tonight the band is celebrating its 30th anniversary. 7-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: The Frenchtown Playboys
Traditional blues and jazz by this ensemble from Monroe led by the brother duo of Bandon James and Adam Bradley.
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