Nightspots



December 30, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Mary Ann Kirt.

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. 5-7 p.m.

December 30, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Jason Dean.

 Local postmodern pop singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.

December 30, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Brothers 3.

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

December 30, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): Blockhouse Valley.

Pop & indie rock covers by the Detroit-area duo of vocalist Ashleigh Glass and guitarist Cody Cooper.

December 30, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Cellar Cats.

An eclectic mix of rock ’n’ roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O’Connor, who plays keyboards and flute. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Phil Ryski, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax.


December 30, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paledave.

Indie rock band led by Dave Buehrer, a local singer-songwriter whose influences include Neil Young, Tom Petty, and Paul Westerberg.

December 31, 2022

Blue LLama: Olivia Van Goor.

Ensemble led by this young Detroit-area jazz singer & composer whose music draws its main influence from mid-20th-century swing and bebop. 6 p.m.

December 31, 2022

Blue LLama: Brandon Rose & Soul Therapy.

Ensemble led by the young Detroit jazz bassist Rose, a recent MSU grad. 9 p.m.

December 31, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): Heather Black Project.

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. Opener: Veluda, a local jazz & bossa nova duo.  

December 31, 2022

The Necto: “Frequency.”

In the Main Room DJ Skoob E, DJ YodatheBard, VJ Bosslady, and MC 3Steez spin Top 40, hip-hop, and dance music.

December 31, 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.

December 31, 2022

North Star Lounge: Alex Belhaj’s Crescent City Quartet.

 Local ensemble led by guitarist Belhaj that plays a range of New Orleans jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. $35 includes brunch. $20 in advance & (if available) at the door). 7 & 9:30 p.m.

December 31, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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

December 31, 2022

Ark: Crossroads Ceili.

An evening of Celtic music, song, and dance hosted by Mick Gavin, a veteran Detroit Irish fiddler (and County Clare native), with an assortment of guest performers TBA. $25.

December 31, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Dan Orcutt.

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.

December 31, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): JP & the Energy.

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

December 31, 2022

Blind Pig: “NYE 2022 at the Blind Pig.”

With immensely popular local self-styled “disco bebop” jam band The Macpodz, the inventive local country-rock band Erin Zindle & the Ragbirds, the local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet Chirp, and the local funk quintet Act Casual. $20. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.