Saturday Apr 27, 2019
Blue Llama: Ron Brooks Quartet
Ensemble led by veteran local bassist (and former Bird of Paradise owner) Brooks.
Canterbury House: GirlNoise
All-woman local chamber ensemble specializing in new classical music. Opener: Front Porch, a U-M-based new music ensemble.
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: Shizik
Opener: Phil Gayle.
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: Soulstice
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
Mash: Mike Vial
Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Bluescasters
Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock.
Rumpus Room: Tumbao Bravo
Veteran local Cuban jazz sextet led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist.
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.
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.
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.
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