Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Neal Anderson
Rhyta Musik trumpeter whose compositions pay melodic homage to Lee Morgan and Roy Hargrove while establishing a wistful, sometimes playful, but distinctive voice of his own. He is joined tonight by pianist Nathan Flanders.
Blind Pig: Earthgang
Veteran Atlanta duo of soul-funk hip-hop rappers Olu and WowGr8. Openers: Benji, a Pittsburgh hip-hop rapper and singer, and Guapdad4000, the stage name of hip-hop rapper James Delgado.
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: Pajamas
Local pop-rock jam trio.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Beverly Meyer
Local singer-songwriter with a rich, soulful voice whose emotionally engaging songs draw on blues, jazz, folk, and pop idioms.
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.
Mash: Jason Dean
Local postmodern pop singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Scott Martin Band
Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer- songwriter Martin.
Ravens Club: Justin Walter's Poe Boys
Traditional jazz stomps, shuffles, and 1920s-1930s show tunes by this local ensemble led by trumpeter & cornetist Justin Walter. With saxophonist- clarinetist Chris Tabaczynski, guitarist-banjoist Erik McIntyre, and sousaphonist Chris Smith.
Ypsi Alehouse: Soundogs
A danceable, improvisational mix of blues, jazz, and rock by this local ensemble whose repertoire ranges from Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck, and Miles Davis to Elvis Costello and Wilco. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark
Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman.
Ziggy's: "734 Saturdays."
Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Lilly MacPhee
Yearning, ethereal folk-rock by this Detroit indie singer-songwriter.
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