Friday Feb 1, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown
Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie.
Blind Pig: Brother Son
Popular Detroit rock quartet. Openers: No Fun Club, a Detroit lo-fi indie emo-rock trio, and Chuck. $10.
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.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Its repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stanger," the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup," Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: David Roof
Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Bluescasters
Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock.
Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Talent Night."
Open mike for all performers.
Tap Room: "First Friday."
With the eclectic Milan strings & more quintet Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars, the suburban Detroit horn-fired postpunk metal-rock sextet. Hillbilly Knife Fight, the Michigan alternative pop-rock quartet Ricochet the Kid, and Car Crash Jake, an Ypsilanti indie rock band led by singer-songwriter Jacob Assell.
Ypsi Alehouse: Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Co
Local bluegrass- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Medeski Martin & Wood and Old Crow Medicine Show. 8-10 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band
Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/Old-Time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Jack Brandfield
24-year-old tenor saxophone wizard Jack Brandfield leads his jazz quartet featuring pianist Rick Roe, drummer Jeff Shoup and string bassist Paul Keller. Jack Brandfield, from NYC, is the protege of saxophonist Harry Allen; he's also the student of Rodney Whitaker and Randy Napoleon at MSU. The Jack Brandfield Quartet will performs two big sets of swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a tip of the hat to Stan Getz, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. $10 7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Coelsige and Ocean Iris
Double bill of young local female singer-songwriters. Coelsige's rock 'n' roll songs draw on a range of influences from Mozart to the Beatles, and Iris' poetic songs draw on folk, rock, and Gypsy influences.
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