Saturday Apr 20, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: An Dro
Grand Rapids Celtic-based worldbeat trio of fiddler Michele Venegas, percussionist Carolyn Koebel, and Jim Spalink on bouzouki, hurdy- gurdy, and Celtic harp.
Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer
Local progressive jam-rock quartet. Openers: Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio, and Earth Radio, a Grand Rapids progressive soul quintet. $10.
Blue Llama: Paul Keller Quintet
Mainstream jazz by this local ensemble led by veteran bassist Keller.
Club Above: Goodbye Sleep
Local post-emo indie rock quartet. Openers: Former Critics, a Chesterfield (MI) emo pop-punk quartet, and other bands TBA.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Natiw
Roots-oriented Americana singer-songwriter from Canton.
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: First Call
Detroit R&B dance sextet.
Mash: Adam Labeaux
An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Dave Menzo Band
Ensemble led by local pop-rock singer-songwriter Menzo.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: John Heath
Georgia-bred local blues-rock singer-songwriter.
Ypsi Alehouse: T-Bone Paxton
A mix of classic jazz and blues by an ensemble fronted by this Detroit trombonist-vocalist. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Cellar Cats
An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. A benefit for SafeHouse. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Gospel-charged funk-rock by this septet that splits its time between Detroit and Burlington (VT). Openers: Dani Darling, a jazz- inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter, and Jeremiah Mack & the Shark Attack, an Ypsilanti acoustic rock trio. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Brown & Falk
Originals and offbeat covers in an eclectic mix of styles from bluegrass and blues to folk and jazz by the veteran duo of singer- guitarists Rick Brown and Jack Falk.
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