Saturday Sep 4, 2021
Blind Pig: Funkwagon and Sabbatical Bob
Double bill. Funkwagon is a Burlington (VT) funk-rock band, and Sabbatical Bob is a versatile local horn-fired funk sextet. Opener: Midnight Mercedes, a local funk quartet fronted by vocalist Dominique Byrd. $10.
Blue LLama: Rick Roe Trio
Local jazz trio led by Roe, a pianist whose repertoire includes Disney songs, Star Wars themes, TV themes, classical pieces, and Thelonious Monk classics, along with wildly inventive originals. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Rob Avsharian.
Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."
Hip-Hop showcase with several local hip-hop acts TBA.
Dreamland Theater: Red Electric Shark
All ages admitted. Ypsilanti grunge-rock jam trio. Openers: Mt Hope Rd., a local lo-fi Americana garage band, and Confusion Reactor, band led by Ypsilanti guitarist and electronic musician Thomas Barton that plays experimental psychedelic music drawing on influences ranging from Captain Beefheart to Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream. No cover. 7 p.m.
Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz
Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier.
Mash: Chris Canas Band
Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
Mash: Jason Dean
Zal Gaz Grotto: Empool
Revival of this early 70s art-noise project by the veteran local duo of twin brother guitarists Larry and Ben Miller. They describe the music they plan to make as "art-psych improvisation bordering pure chaos as it builds and fades in and out of itself with little regard for common tonality and rhythm."
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