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Friday Sep 6, 2019

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Colin Simpson

Local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Don Hicks & Friends

An evening of stories and music hosted local trumpeter (and Blue Llama owner) Hicks. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "The Collective."

Pop-up gallery with works by local and regional artists, along with live music TBA. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Killer Flamingos Killer Flamingos

Rock 'n' roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

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

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Otter River

Local outlaw & classic country sextet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

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. [venue info]


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