Friday Dec 20, 2019
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Joe Shelton
Country-based Americana rock 'n' roll by this Muncie (IN) singer- songwriter.
Blue Llama: Trio Borealis
NYC-based jazz trio whose repertoire includes originals, improvisations, and music by other composers. With pianist Michael Malis, bassist Ben Rolston, and drummer Stephen Boegehold.
Conor O'Neill's: Snack Time
Classic rock covers by this ensemble off local parents with time on their hands.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Luti & Bobby
Double bill. Luti Erbeznik is a Milford singer-songwriter and guitarist who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake and whose music blends American folk, rock, and pop forms with the rhythms and colorings of the music of his native Yugoslavia. Bobbby Pennock is a Plymouth folk- rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest.
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: 50 Amp Fuse
Popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band.
Live: The Money Gods / The Seatbelts
Double bill. The Money Gods is a northeast Michigan garage rock band, and the Seatbelts is a Detroit postpunk rock band that first formed in 1977.
Local pop-rock jam trio.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Kim Gnagey
Plymouth singer-songwriter whose music draws on folk, blues, and jazz idioms.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Blueshouse and Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective
Led by veteran English singer-guitarist Mike Brooks, this collective is comprised of some 20 musicians of various ages and levels of expertise. Instruments include ukuleles, guitar, flute, percussion, trumpet, accordion, bass and melodica. 7-10 p.m.
Dynamic, atmospheric rock by this veteran Ypsilanti trio. Openers: the area punk-rock trio Human Skull, the Ypsilanti punk quartet Normal Park, and the new Detroit hardcore trio Love Loss. 8 p.m.-midnight. .
Zou Zou's Cafe: Joe Summers Trio
This local trio led by guitar virtuoso Summers plays an eclectic mix of standards, Latin jazz, and classic swing.
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