Friday Nov 1, 2019
Babs' Underground: WEMU 5:01 Jazz Series
With the Estar Cohen Quintet, a local modern jazz ensemble led by vocalist Cohen. With guitarist Dan Palmer, pianist Michael Malis, bassist Aidan Cafferty, and drummer David Alvarez III. 5-7 p.m.
Blind Pig: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers
Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer- songwriter Hertler. $17.50-$25.
Blue Llama: Diego Figueiredo Duo
Figueiredo is a world-renowned Brazilian guitarist whose music fuses jazz, classical, and bossa nova traditions. George Benson calls him "one of the greatest guitarists I've seen in my whole life." He performs tonight in a duo with clarinetist Ken Peplowski. $20-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear
Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk- rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey."
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Joel Palmer
Veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Rochelle Clark
Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the Americana duo The Potter's Field.
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: FreeLance
Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.
6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Its repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger," the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup," The Kinks' "Dead End Street," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or."
Mash: Detroit's 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.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Jeremy Skidmore
Area singer-songwriter who also covers songs by everyone from the Stones and John Mellencamp to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime.
Tap Room: "First Friday."
With Steve Somers & Friends, jazz & blues standards by an ensemble led by WCC jazz guitar instructor Somers and featuring members of the WCC Jazz Band.
Ziggy's: "Hullaween Day of the Dead Party."
With Hullabaloo, a veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. Costume party with prizes. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Georgia Rae
Award-winning Americana fiddler from Richmond (IL).
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