Friday Sep 6, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Colin Simpson
Local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter.
Blind Pig: Trembling Earth
Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band, Openers: Deadicated, a Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle, and Scotty Karate, a one-man postpunk honky-tonk rock 'n' roll band from Chelsea whose Get It in the Teepee won acclaim one critic for its "intricately written songs and lyrics [that] pour from the heart with poetic sarcasm and leave a delicious aftertaste." $6-$9.
Blue Llama: Don Hicks & Friends
An evening of stories and music hosted local trumpeter (and Blue Llama owner) Hicks.
Blue Llama: Kevin Eubanks & Friends
Mainstream jazz by an ensemble led by Eubanks, a composer- guitarist with a relaxed, nuanced style whose best known from his 18-year stint as music director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. $85-$95 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Bona Sera: "The Collective."
Pop-up gallery with works by local and regional artists, along with live music TBA.
Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."
With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA.
Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles
DJ with an eclectic mix of music.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett
Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Openers: Chris DuPont, a local singer-songwriter DuPont whose influences range from James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac to Brian Eno and Tom Waits, and Rin Tarsy,a local self-styled "soul-tinged Americana" singer- songwriter who cites Ingrid Michaelson, Rod Stewart, Adele, and Mastodon as her influences.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Bekah Greenman
Livonia singer-songwriter whose repertoire also includes jazz standards and pop covers.
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: Killer Flamingos
Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn.
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 Everly Brothers, the Yardbirds, and Dylan to priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or" and The Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup." 6:30-9 p.m.
Local pop-rock jam trio.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Elizabeth Royce
Rock, folk, blues, and country classics by this local torch singer and pianist who's currently the lead singer of the local neo-girl-group She-Bop.
Tap Room: "First Friday."
With Jake Riley & the Social Workers, a local melodic rock 'n' roll quartet. Openers: Cat Lung, a local experimental art- rock band, and Crimson Eyed Orchestra, a Detroit-area old- school rock 'n' roll trio.
Ypsi Alehouse: Otter River
Local outlaw & classic country sextet. 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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Drivin' Sideways
Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 7-10 p.m.
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