Friday Nov 22, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Aaron Jonah Lewis
Acclaimed Detroit-based multi-instrumentalist and Corn Potato String Band fiddler. He's appeared on recordings of everything from bluegrass and old-time to jazz and Turkish classical music.
Blind Pig: Mike Mains & the Branches
Texas-bred, Detroit-based indie rock band. Openers: The Timbre of Cedar, a versatile suburban Detroit indie rock quintet led by the soulful vocals of singer-songwriter Marrissa Parham, and Kimball, a Royal Oak indie rock quartet. $15.
Blue Llama: James Blood Ulmer Odyssey Trio
Ulmer is a celebrated avant-garde guitarist, a disciple of Ornette Coleman and an heir of Jimi Hendrix best known for his hard-driving, funk- oriented, blues-based fusion of traditional and free jazz. He is currently showcasing material from his recent CD Odyssey. $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Adam Labeaux
An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Barker & Broski
The local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer- songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski.
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.
Live: Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band's latest CD is Big Sexee. 6:30-9 p.m.
Mash: Broken Fuzz
Detroit-area rock quartet.
Mash: 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.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt
Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Newport Blues
Local electric blues and blues-rock quintet. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop
She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 8-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Timothy Monger
Engaging veteran local pop-rock singer-songwriter-guitarist from the Great Lakes Myth Society whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts that Allmusic.com calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past."
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