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Saturday Mar 28, 2020

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Matt Gabriel

Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. [venue info]

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti Eagle Crest: Postponed: George Bedard & the Kingpins

Postponed to some future date TBA. Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard's tasty 2011 all-instrumental CD, Pickin' Apart the Past, includes "Minor Swing '65," Bedard's surf-music adaptation of a Django Reinhardt tune, and he has a new live CD, Further On, a collection of vintage and original blues that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie." [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Olllam

This virtuosic transatlantic trio of Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry, a founding member of the legendary traditional Irish band Lúnasa, and 2 members of the former local Irish-worldbeat fusion band Millish--multi-instrumentalist Tyler Duncan and percussionist Michael Shimmin- is known for lush, trance-like instrumentals it calls "neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock … somewhere between Radiohead and Planxty." $25. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Sasha Masakowski

Traditional New Orleans jazz with a contemporary edge led by this widely acclaimed young New Orleans-bred vocalist. She is accompanied by her father, the renowned jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski, and her brother, bassist Martin Masakowski. $20-$40 7 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Bird into Bear

Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk- rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey." [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Ki5

Local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing. [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]

Inverness Inn: Wicked Hipsters

Michigan rock 'n' roll band. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Slowfoot

Old-school Detroit rock 'n' roll and blues-rock by this Waterford quintet. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Cool Birds

Ypsilanti old-time country, roots rock, and Americana band led by singer-guitarist Milan Seth. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Barker & Broski

Local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: John Remmers

Local ragtime pianist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark Spark

Local quintet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, danceable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Scissor Now!

Local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio. Openers TBA. 8 p.m.- midnight. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Billy Brandt

Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is accompanied by dobro player Dave Falk. [venue info]


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