Saturday Feb 9, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Matt Gabriel
Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country.
Blind Pig: "Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems."
Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, directors of the award-winning documentary Dirty Country, cohost a screening of the latest in their popular series of compilations from their impressive collection of strange, outrageous, hilarious, and profoundly stupid videos, along with highlights from an infamous cable access show (Dancing with Frank Pacholski) and an update on Phueher & Pickett's fake strongmen act Chop & Steele. $14 in advance at foundfootagefest.com and at the door. 9-10:30 p.m.
Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Dance Party"
Dance Party with a DJ. Proceeds benefit a charity TBA.
Canterbury House: "Tribute to Nancy Wilson"
Jazz vocalist Justin Showell, a U-M musical theater student, leads a quintet in arrangements of Nancy Wilson songs. Followed by a jam session. With trumpeter Josie Ala, pianist Cole Abod, bassist Mohan Ritsema, and drummer Eliza Salem.
Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group
Detroit blues trio.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville
Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music.
Dreamland Theater: "Soap Opera."
Variety show with several Ypsilanti performers in a program of skits, comedy, poetry, dance, performance art and music that bills itself as a "night of sinister secrets, passionate feuds, and villainous alter egos."
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.
Guy Hollerin's: Bobby Murray Band
R&B band led by singer-guitarist Murray, who was the regular guitarist in Etta James' band.
Habitat Lounge: Dan Rafferty Band
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
Mash: Jason Dean
Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Rumpus Room: Fangs and Twang
Ypsilanti trio featuring 3 members of Black Jake & the Carnies-guitarist Andy Benes, bassist Joe Bertoletti, and drummer Billy LaLonde-that plays twangy, high-energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other mythical creatures.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Newport Blues
Local electric blues and blues-rock quintet. 8-10 p.m.
Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays
Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. 8-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Summerland and Ed Dupas
An evening of song-swapping with Summerland, the stage name of Oklahoma singer-songwriter Nadia Piotrowsky, and Dupas, a local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle.
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