Saturday Apr 6, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Beartrap
Southeast Michigan jazz fusion quintet.
Blind Pig: Laith Al-Saadi
This popular local singer-guitarist rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice. His latest CD, Real, a collection of songs drawing on blues, country, gospel, and roots rock, was recorded in L.A. with an all-star cast of session legends, including saxophonist Tom Scott, drummer Jim Keltner, and bassist Leland Sklar. $25. 8-9:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Blue Llama: Ellis Marsalis Quintet.
The father of reigning jazz masters Wynton and Branford (and 2 other musical children), Ellis Marsalis is New Orleans's premier jazz pianist. Known for a solid touch and impeccable technique, Marsalis plays with intensity rather than flash, in a style evoking gospel and blues. $50-$60. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Club Above: "Hash Bash Aftercrash."
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dan Hazlett
Detroit-area singer-songwriter and guitarist who plays blues-, R&B-, folk-, and jazz-influenced originals on topics that range from the outlandish to the sublime.
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: Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train
Popular rockabilly and roots-rock band led by veteran Detroit guitarist McCarty.
Habitat Lounge: FreeLance
Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.
Lo-Fi: Hydropark and Human Skull
Double bill of local Krautrock-influenced rock band Hydropark and area punk-rock trio Human Skull. 8-10 p.m.
Mash: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Ypsi Alehouse: Poor Player
Detroit Americana alt-country quartet. 8-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: John Natiw
Roots-oriented Americana singer-songwriter from Canton.
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