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Saturday Apr 27, 2019

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Blue Llama: Ron Brooks Quartet

Ensemble led by veteran local bassist (and former Bird of Paradise owner) Brooks. [venue info]

Canterbury House: GirlNoise

All-woman local chamber ensemble specializing in new classical music. Opener: Front Porch, a U-M-based new music ensemble. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Shizik

Opener: Phil Gayle. [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]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Tumbao Bravo

Veteran local Cuban jazz sextet led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif. [venue info]

Session Room: Jay Frydenlund

Local singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Fangs & Twang

Ypsilanti trio from Black Jake & the Carnies that plays twangy, high- energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other fantastical creatures. Openers: Jim Roll Band, a local band led by this nationally prominent local singer-songwriter known for his barbed alt-country-flavored folk-rock ballads and love songs, and Child Sleep, an Ypsilanti 90s-style garage pop quartet 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dave Boutette

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan to Paul Westerberg. He performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. [venue info]


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