Saturday Jan 11, 2020
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Keyloggers
Local acoustic pop-folk duo of singer-cellist Becca Lynch and singer- guitarist Jessica Quiroga. .
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," Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m.
Blind Pig: Slum Village
Veteran Detroit hip-hop duo. Openers: D Vaughn, a Flint rapper, and DJ Chill Will. $20.
Blue Llama: Janelle Reichman Quintet
Straight-ahead jazz by an ensemble led by this local clarinetist & saxophonist.
Canterbury House: Karissa Bone
A jazz-inflected mix of classic rock, Motown, and pop by this Mid- Michigan native, currently a Berklee College of Music student who cites Norah Jones, H.E.R., and Corinne Bailey Rae as influences. 8- 10:30 p.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bobby Pennock
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.
Local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing.
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: Dan Rafferty Band
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies
Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. 8 p.m.
Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose
An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes.
Rumpus Room: Black Jake & the Carnies
Popular Ypsilanti octet that calls its energetic, foot-stomping blend of punk, old-time music, and bluegrass "crabgrass."
Silvio's Organic Pizza: J. Washburn Gardner
Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter and classically trained tenor.
Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Poor Player
Detroit Americana alt-country quartet. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Switchbacks
Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Jewett & Friends
Ensemble led by Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer-songwriter Jewett.
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