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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Beartrap

Southeast Michigan jazz fusion quintet. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Club Above: "Hash Bash Aftercrash."

With DJs [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train

Popular rockabilly and roots-rock band led by veteran Detroit guitarist McCarty. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Poor Player

Detroit Americana alt-country quartet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: John Natiw

Roots-oriented Americana singer-songwriter from Canton. [venue info]

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