Thursday Sep 26, 2019
Blind Pig: Desmond Jones
Grand Rapids funk-rock jazz fusion quintet. $8.
Blue Llama: Etienne Charles
Ensemble led by this MSU music professor, a Trinidad-born trumpeter-composer know for what a Downbeat reviewer calls "a velvet, supple tone that's as melodically captivating as it is rhythmically agile." $15-$25. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Club Above: "Mean Mug Music."
With electronic dance music DJs.
Conor O'Neill's: Dave Menzo
This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman.
Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."
The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson
Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.
Last Word: The Pherotones
A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.
Mash: Nobody's Business
Redford blues and blues-rock band.
Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."
All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike
All acoustic musicians invited.
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