Saturday May 11, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Myra
Fusion of folk, jazz, Celtic, and world music.
Blind Pig: Disaster Relief
Local all-star ensemble led by guitarist-keyboardist Darrin James whose music mixes elements of funk, jazz, Afrobeat, rock, and blues. With trumpeter Ross Huff and saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Molly Jones fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Opener: Liquid Monk, a Detroit funk-rock jam quintet. $10.
Blue Llama: Nicholas Payton Trio
Ensemble led by heralded jazz trumpeter Payton. $40-$50. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Love Thrust Dance Party"
Dance party with DJ Selina S. Tyle. A benefit for Ypsi Pride. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Club Above: Wax Kings!
House & techno DJ collective.
Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear
Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk-rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey."
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jo Serrapere
Gifted veteran local singer-songwriter known for her spare, haunting ballads and blues and her sinewy, commanding vocals. Her latest CD, Dollar Store Nation, is rooted in the unselfconscious genre- hopping across rock 'n 'roll, country, folk, and honky-tonk boundaries exemplified by the likes of Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline.
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: 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.
Mash: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Session Room: Delta Twins -- Cancelled
Cancelled due to poor weather forecast.
Ypsi Alehouse: Eric Moore
Veteran local singer-songwriter known for his playfully ironic lyrics and jazz- and blues-inflected fingerstyle guitar playing. 8-10 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m.
Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays
Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. 8-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: LeLe XO
Alt-pop singer-songwriter from Sterling Heights debuted at #33 on the iTunes Alternative charts.
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