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Friday Mar 27, 2020

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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 Allmusic.com 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: Straight Ahead

Mainstream bebop and contemporary jazz by this highly regarded almost all-female Detroit quintet led by bassist Marion Hayden. With pianist Alina Morr, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, vocalist Kimberly Wright, and saxophonist Yancyy. $10-$30. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Adam Labeaux & the Cloudbuilders Adam Labeaux

Energetic folk-rock & soul band fronted by former Ragbirds guitarist Labeaux. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bill Edwards Bill Edwards

Veteran local country singer-songwriter whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, "What'd I Do," was featured in the HBO series True Blood. [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: Chateau

Veteran pop dance band. [venue info]

Live: The Stomp Rockets The Stomp Rockets

Garage-rock quartet led by vocalist Dan Mulholland, the former leader of the Watusis, the Vibratrons, and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Dave Solo

Originals and covers by this local singer-guitarist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Dead Lennies

Lansing semi-acoustic trio that says their music sounds like "G. Love and Special Sauce knocked boots with The Misfits after a Beatles concert. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Working Girls

Detroit classic rock band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Joel Palmer & Friends

Ensemble led by Palmer, a veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes. [venue info]


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