Saturday Jun 8, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Libby DeCamp
Romeo (MI) Americana roots music singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist.
Blind Pig: The Insiders
Kalamazoo-based Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute sextet. $15 ($20 at the door).
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.
Bona Sera: "Ypsiarboroo #8"
Headliner is Unknown Crowe, a southern Michigan trio that plays noisy, frenetic postgrunge garage rock. Openers: the theatrical Detroit goth band N2 Submission, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll trio Thunderbuck Ram, and the Detroit neopsychedelic surf- garage band Friends of Dennis Wilson.
Club Above: "Indie & Alternative Rock Showcase"
Bands TBA. 7:30 p.m.-midnight.
Conor O'Neill's: Anthony Paparelli
1990s to contemporary acoustic rock covers by this singer- guitarist.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Ward
Veteran Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose influences range from the Clancy Brothers to Dylan, Prine, and Springsteen.
Habitat Lounge: Ani Band
Detroit septet fronted by vocalist Ani Patterson that plays a varied mix of Top 40, Motown, R&B, funk, and rock dance music.
Mash: The Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon
Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
Ypsi Alehouse: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer- guitarist. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Randaliers
A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt- country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell. 8-10 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Bob Hausler & Bill Hunt
Double bill. Hausler is a veteran Saginaw singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Hunt is an Ypsilanti-bred blues & folk- based singer-songwriter whose chief influences are Fred Eaglesmith and Chris Knight.
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