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Saturday Dec 14, 2019

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Gregory Stovetop

Veteran Chelsea-bred, NYC-based postpunk pop-folk singer- songwriter whose influences ranges from Elvis and Johnny Cash to Soundgarden and The Replacements. He recently released his debut CD, The Good Stuff. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Black Note Graffiti

Local progressive metal and alt-rock quintet. Openers: the local hard-rock quintet Stick Shift, the suburban Detroit postpunk alt-rock quartet Float Here Forever, jazz-inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter Dani Darling, and The Switchbacks, a local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. The show is a Christmas costume party. $10 ($8 in costume). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Christian Sands Trio

Ensemble led by this acclaimed jazz piano virtuoso who comes to with a new CD,Facing Demons, that Jazz Thing Magazine (Germany) describes as "a bit of everything … a little hypnotic trance play with wind supplementation, a piece of pop reminiscence, a little Latin ensemble, a little sixties soul jazz, and hymnal gospel reference, also a bit of modernity in the style of the 1980s." $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues band. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Jay Frydenlund

Chirp singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Jay Frydenlund

Chirp singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [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: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Lo-Fi: Ben Miller's Porcelain Hammer

A lively, artful concoction of psychedelia, world music, and noise by this quartet led by veteran local singer-songwriter Miller, who plays a multiphonic baritone guitar. With percussionist Mike List, cellist Deanna Lee, and violinist Mike Khoury. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Tap Room: "Boylesque"

Drag show. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer- guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dirk Kroll Band

Blues-based rock by a band led by this Pontiac singer-songwriter. Opener Matthew Davies, a Milwaukee Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]


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