Friday Mar 27, 2020
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."
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.
Conor O'Neill's: Adam Labeaux & the Cloudbuilders
Energetic folk-rock & soul band fronted by former Ragbirds guitarist Labeaux.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: 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.
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: Chateau
Veteran pop dance band.
Live: 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.
Local pop-rock jam trio.
Mash: Robert Johnson
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Dave Solo
Originals and covers by this local singer-guitarist. 5-7 p.m.
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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Working Girls
Detroit classic rock band.
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.
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