Friday Dec 6, 2019
Blind Pig: "Rockmare Before Christmas"
With the Saint Claire Shores indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Thefallenplague, the local rock band No-Nonsense, the Brighton rock quintet V*A*S*E*, the metal band Apocalipse, the folk-rock quintet Tink & the Lost Boys, and the Trenton rock trio Passing Thought. $10-$12.
Blue Llama: Louis Hayes
Ensemble led by the veteran Detroit-bred drummer Hayes, who tonight showcases material from his recent Blue Note recording Serenade for Horace, a tribute to Hayes' mentor, the legendary hard- bop composer-pianist Horace Silver. $25-$45. 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: The Blue Water Ramblers
This Grand Rapids quintet fronted by banjoist Jim Foerch and guitarist Bear Berends performs a wide range of traditional Great Lakes music, including lake shanties, lumberman ballads, union rallying cries, farmer's paeans, gospel music, and children's ditties.
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: Rhythm Kings
Horn-fired jazz-rock dance band.
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: Broken Fuzz
Detroit-area rock quartet.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Isosceles
Versatile local acoustic trio that plays a mix of jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk. With vocalist Shekinah Errington, bassist Tim Berla, and guitarist Jim Cooney.
Tap Room: "First Friday"
With covers and originals by Charlie Dentel & the Strange Angels, an Ypsilanti rock and soul band led by singer-songwriter Dentel, and Mercury Salad, a local acoustic soul-rock quartet. 9 p.m.-midnight.
Ziggy's: False Figures
This Ypsilanti lo-fi indie folk-rock trio celebrates the release of its new CD, Flat to the World. Openers: Soviet Girls, a Detroit indie pop-rock trio that features dreamy melodies and jangly & occasionally noisy guitars, and Book Lovers, a local pop- punk sextet fronted by singer-guitarist Autumn Wetli.
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