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Friday Jun 7, 2019

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Prince's Birthday Party

DJ dance party with DJ Psycho, DJ Scotty D, and Dante LaSalle. $5 (before 10 p.m., free). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Kurt Elling

Elling is a celebrated jazz vocalist from Chicago with a rich, octave-leaping baritone who possesses awesome command of rhythm, texture, phrasing, and dynamics, often sounding more like a virtuoso jazz musician than a mere singer, and his idiosyncratic blend of soulful crooning, scat, vocalese, and spoken-word improvisations provoked Artie Shaw to call him "the most interesting and innovative jazz singer to come along in years." $45-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: ZZvava

Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet. Openers: the local indie rock band Discount Nostalgia and the local psychedelic rock band Heaven Honey. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

CoOp: Jacob Sigman

Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter. Opener: Modern Blue, a local R&B/funk band. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Charlie Mosbrook

Popular Cleveland pop-folk singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo, and assorted other instruments. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Ki5

Local electronic musician. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With a family-friendly drag show (6 p.m.), a set by the local roots music quartet Mercury Salad Sandwich (7:45 p.m.), and a performance by the local troupe Unveiled Belly Dance (8:45 p.m.). The evening concludes (10 p.m.-midnight) with a Boylesque drag show and dancing to a DJ. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: PBR Band

Local rock band. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Lilly MacPhee

Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]


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