Friday Feb 8, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tim Monger
Engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that Allmusic.com calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past."
Blind Pig: Exmag
Nationally acclaimed Brooklyn-based electronic dance trio whose music blends elements of funk, hip-hop, and jazz. $15 ($18 at the door).
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bobby Pennock
Plymouth folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest.
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: Dan Rafferty Band
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
Live: 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's latest CD is Big Sexee. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose
An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes.
Mash: Matt Gabriel
Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. 6-9 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Jim Smith
Local country-folk singer-songwriter whose influences include Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. 5-7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Russ Kendrick Martin
Jackson-area acoustic blues singer-songwriter.
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