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Friday Oct 18, 2019

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Hoodang

Local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that plays wry, pungent alt-country whose musical roots range from English murder ballads and roadhouse blues to various modes of hardcore country and on its new CD Blue Yodel, a generous helping of insinuating country-rock. [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Break the Cycle: A Benefit to End Domestic Violence."

With the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet Zzvava, the northwest Ohio funk band The Funk Factory, the local funk-rock jam quartet Ma Baker, and Tetra Music Project, an electronic dance music ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Wayne County domestic violence and sexual assault agency First Step. $10. [venue info]

Club Above: Flatland Harmony Experiment

Indianapolis progressive bluegrass trio that's playing with the Jackson Symphony tomorrow night. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Snack Time

Classic rock covers by this ensemble off local parents with time on their hands. [venue info]

CoOp: Jordan Hamilton

Experimental sonic landscapes by this singer- songwriter whose music is an eclectic mix of hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. Opener: Ana Gomulka & Andrea Holther-Cruz, a duo of singer-keyboardists from the local acid jazz quintet Honey Monsoon. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Empool

Debut of the revival of this early 70s art-noise project by the veteran local duo of twin brother guitarists Larry and Ben Miller. They describe the music they plan to make as "art-psych improvisation bordering pure chaos as it builds and fades in and out of itself with little regard for common tonality and rhythm." Opener: Frank Pahl & Terri Sarris. 7-8 p.m. [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: SpaceCat

Versatile pop, rock, & soul dance band from Clawson fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Reid and singer-keyboardist Breanna Byrnes. [venue info]

Live: Laura Rain & the Caesars Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroitís Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Heart Cruze

Versatile mix of blues, rock, folk, and country. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]


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