Saturday Feb 22, 2020
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brett Mitchell
Midland alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw."
Local horn-powered Motown/Memphis soul tribute band. 8-11 p.m.
Blue LLama: Allie Taylor & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by violinist Taylor, a U-M music grad student who is a 3-time winner of Downbeat Student Music Awards in the jazz vocal and pop/rock/blues categories. 11 p.m.
Blue LLama: PD9 Sun Ra Band
A tribute to Sun Ra by this side project of the Detroit Music Award- winning Planet D Nonet, a a self-styled "space-age swing band" led by veteran drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O'Donnell. $10-$30. 7 & 9 p.m.
Canterbury House: Dwelling
Solo project of local percussionist Jacob Rogers. 8 p.m.
Canterbury House: Vaguely Yiddish
Klezmer standards and offbeat originals by this local ensemble. Billed as a belated bat mitzvah party for 24-year-old Zoe Cutler, the evening ends with a dance party featuring mid-2000s music. All encouraged to wear their best middle-school outfits. 8:30 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker
Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Eric Moore
Veteran local singer-songwriter known for his playfully ironic lyrics and jazz- and blues-inflected fingerstyle guitar playing.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Doug Brown
Americana covers & originals in an array of genres by this veteran local singer-keyboardist who has played with everyone from Chuck Berry & Koko Taylor to the Four Tops.
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: Persuasion
Versatile Detroit R&B dance band.
Mash: Mike Vial
Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: The Scott Martin Band
Canton alt-country-rock quartet led by singer- songwriter Martin.
Rumpus Room: Mo' Easy
Local band whose music is rooted in the blues, jazz, pop, rock, and funk of postwar New Orleans, especially Professor Longhair.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Sterling G Project
Local jazz-funk ensemble led by keyboardist Sterling G.
Ypsi Alehouse: Barker & Broski
Local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski. 5-7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Robin Grant Project
Local folk-rock ensemble led by vocalist Grant.
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