Saturday Mar 14, 2020
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Creature of One
Multi-genre quintet of Lansing singer-songwriters & multi- instrumentalists.
B-Side: "Coming of Age"
Showcase of current, former, and future teens bands associated with the Neutral Zone's 18-year-old Youth Owned Records.
Blind Pig: Tiny Moving Parts
All ages admitted. Benson (MN) rock trio. Openers: the Chicago rock quintet Belmont, the Orlando-based progressive pop-punk quintet Capstan, and Jetty Bones, the stage name of Ohio-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Kelc Galluzzo. $20-$23. 8 p.m.-midnight.
Blue LLama: Ellen Rowe's Momentum
Mainstream jazz by this all-female octet led by U-M jazz piano professor Rowe. $25-$45. 7 & 9 p.m.
Blue LLama: Modern Element
Canterbury House: Ashley Daneman
This jazz-folk singer performs works from her new album, People Are Fragile. Downbeat has praised her music for its "intriguing balance between the soaring virtuosity of Joni Mitchell and the earthy Americana of Becca Stevens." Opener: local jazz singer Emma Lee Aboukasm, a recent U-M jazz studies grad.
Conor O'Neill's: "St. Practice Day."
This daylong celebration features Irish ceili dancers, bagpipers and a traditional Irish music ensemble. 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Gentry
Local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse-approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between."
Detroit St. Filling Station: Douglas 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: SpaceCat
Versatile pop, rock, & soul dance band from Clawson fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Reid and singer-keyboardist Breanna Byrnes.
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: Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Mash: David Roof
Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Rumpus Room: Harper & the Midwest Kind
Blues-rock band led by Peter Harper, a blues singer-songwriter from Australia, now transplanted to Grass Lake, who plays blues harp and didgeridoo. The band has an acclaimed CD on the Blind Pig label, Down to the Rhythm.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Melissa Welsh
Pop-folk story songs by this local singer-songwriter who accompanies herself on baritone ukulele. With mandolinist Rod Foster.
Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Mighty Rhythm Bandits
Blues-rock covers and originals by this Tecumseh trio. 8-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Canceled: The Switchbacks Canceled.:
Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m.
Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays
Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m.
Zou Zou's Cafe: The Renegades
Classic rock, Motown, & blues cover band from Gregory.
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