Friday May 31, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Rollie Tussing Trio
Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz.
Blue Llama: Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet
Jazz ensemble led by Rose, a renowned New Orleans-bred drummer who has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. to Chaka Khan and Public Enemy. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."
With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA.
Conor O'Neill's: Michelle O'Neil
Suburban Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: J. Washburn Gardner
Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter and classically trained tenor.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Royal Garden Trio
Led by guitarist Brian Delaney, this trio plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus.
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.
Wry, pungent alt-country by this local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut- yourself electric blues." With guitarist Dave Keeney, bassist Ralph McKee, and percussionist John Crawford, often along with guest vocalist Sophia Hanifi. The band's latest CD is the superb Blissfield. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Ypsi Alehouse: Jake Riley & the Social Workers
Local quartet that plays melodic rock 'n' roll. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Andy Adamson Quintet
Jazz originals by keyboardist Adamson in styles ranging from traditional to modern electric jazz, along with some free improvisation. With saxophonist Dan Bennett, acoustic and electric bassist Brennan Andes, trumpeter Ross Huff, and drummer John Taylor. The band has a new CD, First Light. 8-11 p.m.
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