Saturday Mar 28, 2020
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing.
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.
Inverness Inn: Wicked Hipsters
Michigan rock 'n' roll band. 8 p.m.
Old-school Detroit rock 'n' roll and blues-rock by this Waterford quintet.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Cool Birds
Ypsilanti old-time country, roots rock, and Americana band led by singer-guitarist Milan Seth.
Ypsi Alehouse: Barker & Broski
Local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski. 8-10 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: John Remmers
Local ragtime pianist. 5-7 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: 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.
Ziggy's: Scissor Now!
Local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio. Openers TBA. 8 p.m.- midnight.
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.
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