Thursday May 2, 2019
Blind Pig: The Slackers
Ska and rocksteady by this popular New York City band that fleshes out its sound with everything from the traditional horns to pedal steel guitar and violin. "The Slackers are perhaps the best and the brightest of American ska to date; they reinvent their sound with each album, keeping the music fresh, alive, and relevant," says AllMusic.com reviewer Margaret Crandall. Opener: Green Room Rockers, an Indiana ska band. $14 ($18 at the door).
Blue Llama: Debashish Bhattacharya
Renowned Indian slide guitarist whose music fuse classical Hindustani ragas with romantic Hawaiian lap-steel slide guitar music. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Circ Bar: "Dance Party"
With different DJs TBA each week.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday"
The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson
Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.
Last Word: The Pherotones
A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.
Mash: Weekend Comeback
Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band.
Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."
All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike
All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker.
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