Friday Feb 14, 2020
Blind Pig: Zion I
Socially conscious hip-hop by this veteran Oakland (CA) rapper. $15 ($20 at the door).
Blue LLama: Nicole New
An eclectic mix of jazz with pop and R&B flavors by an ensemble fronted by this Detroit vocalist known for her rich tone, sensitive soulfulness, and rhythmic phrasing. $125-$200 includes a 4-course dinner. 7 & 9 p.m.
Canterbury House: Slap Happy
Jazz guitar quartet in the tradition of the likes of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, and Joe Pass by this ensemble of MSU music students led by guitarist Kammy Yedor. 8:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Isaac Ryder
Neo-soul & funk band from Flint, led by Ryder, the stage name of South Haven singer-songwriter Joel Rydecki.
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: FreeLance
Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
Rumpus Room: "Singer-Songwriter Spotlight"
With performers TBA.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Elizabeth Royce
Rock, folk, blues, and country classics by this local torch singer and pianist.
Ypsi Alehouse: Spontaneous Jammers
New local classic rock 'n' roll dance band. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Medicine Men
This local quartet plays danceable 60s-80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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