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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tim Monger

Engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past." [venue info]

Blue Llama: Cheikh Lo

Ensemble led by this Senegalese singer whose music is an original blend of reggae, Afrobeat, the Senegalese dance music mbalax, and Congolese soukous, the shimmering, sometimes ecstatic blend of traditional African music and dance pop. $40-$60. 7 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Joe Thomas

Ensemble led by this U-M jazz studies student, a vocalist-trombonist. With Cole Abod (keys), Mohan Ritsema (bass), Eliza Salem (drums), and Aaron Snyder (tenor sax). 8-10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Kayla Drange

Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Good Things

Local trio of singer-songwriters Philip McMillion, Rod Johnson, and Linden Thoburn that plays an eclectic mix of originals that draw on folk-pop, and country influences. [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: Persuasion

Versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Charlie Millard Band

Americana folk-rock band from northern Michigan led by Millard, a singer-songwriter whose influences range from Dylan & Van Morrison to Rufus Wainwright. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Jeremy Skidmore

Area singer-songwriter who also covers songs by everyone from the Stones and John Mellencamp to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: FasterTaxi

Howell postpunk Americana blues-rock duo. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Wake Up Jamie

Ypsilanti acoustic indie pop-rock trio. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark Spark

Local quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, dandeable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Dvorak

Veteran Chicago folk singer, a former member of Weavermania with a warm, engaging stage manner who accompanies himself on guitar and banjo. His large repertoire includes traditional songs, material by Steve Goodman and other earlier Chicago folksingers, and originals. [venue info]

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