Friday Jun 7, 2019
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.
Blind Pig: Prince's Birthday Party
DJ dance party with DJ Psycho, DJ Scotty D, and Dante LaSalle. $5 (before 10 p.m., free).
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.
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.
CoOp: Jacob Sigman
Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter. Opener: Modern Blue, a local R&B/funk band.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Charlie Mosbrook
Popular Cleveland pop-folk singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on guitar, harmonica, banjo, and assorted other instruments.
Local electronic musician.
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.
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.
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.
Ypsi Alehouse: PBR Band
Local rock band. 8-10 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band
Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French- Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Lilly MacPhee
Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter.
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