Nightspots



August 11, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Twenty TwentyFour.

Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock.

August 11, 2022

Ark: The Black Feathers.

Husband-and-wife Americana roots-music duo from Gloustershire (UK) who’ve drawn comparisons to The Civil Wars and to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. $20.

August 11, 2022

Tap Room: Open Mic.

All musicians invited. Hosted by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley.

August 11, 2022

Blue LLama: Charlie Ballantine Quartet.

Ensemble led by acclaimed Indianapolis jazz composer-guitarist. “Befitting a guitarist from America’s heartland, Charlie Ballantine mixes jazz, folk-rock, surf/instro, blues, pop, and country into a simmering pot of guitar sound and style,” says Vintage Guitar Magazine.

August 11, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: P.T. Ragland.

Local singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes country tunes, folk songs, and ballads.


August 11, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

August 11, 2022

Last Word: The Pherotones.

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.

August 12, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): JP & the Energy.

Contemporary pop-rock covers and originals by this Lansing trio.

August 12, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): T.E.A.M.

A mix of pop, rock, and punk covers, along with a few originals by this local jam band.

August 12, 2022

Ark: Seth Walker.

Blues-based down-home Americana by this singer-songwriter from Austin whose 2016 CD, Time Can Change, has been praised for blending “the grit of Delbert McClinton and the detail and insight of Robert Cray.” Opener: South for Winter, a Nashville-based guitar, mandolin, and cello Americana trio whose music blends blues, country-folk, jazz, and classical vocabularies. Americana UK reviewer Tim Newby calls its new CD Luxumbra “a complex meditation on life, an ethereal, dreamy, journey sharpened with an underlying aggressive blues edge.”  $20.

August 12, 2022

The Necto: “Pride.”

DJ Edward Alan in the Main Room spins pop, Top 40, and EDM. DJ DigiMark plays retro 80’s to Top 40 pop videos in the Red Room.

August 12, 2022

Blue LLama: Alex Harding & Organ Nation.

Jazz organ trio led by Harding, a veteran Detroit baritone saxophonist known for his bluesy, church-steeped style.

August 12, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: “Songwriters in the Round.”

With local singer-songwriters TBA.

August 12, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Terraplanes.

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.

August 12, 2022

Club Above: Latin Night.

DJ dance party featuring a variety of Latin genres, including bachata, salsa, merengue, reggaeton and Top 40.

August 12, 2022

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.

August 12, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer-bassist Rob Crozier.

August 13, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Nick Orr.

Local singer-songwriter & guitarist, a member of the funk-rock jam quartet Pajamas. 6-9 p.m.

August 13, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Vernon David Trio.

Funk, soul, and rock ’n’ roll by this versatile Detroit-area ensemble led by singer guitarist David.

August 13, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): Chris Canas Band.

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.

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