Nightspots



August 19, 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 19, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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

August 20, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Scott Martin.

Canton alt-country-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.

August 20, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Chris Canas Band.

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

August 20, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): The Machine.

Classic rock ’n’ roll dance tunes by this local power trio featuring 2 former Bluescasters, bassist Phil Ryski and guitarist Doug Wolgat, along with drummer John Crawford.


August 20, 2022

Ark: “George Bedard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash.”

Local guitar genius Bedard leads a band of veteran local musicians in the 9th concert in his popular series exploring the history of American roots music. Tonight they explore the roots of country music icon Johnny Cash in gospel, early country music, and the blues before showcasing some of Cash’s own great Sun and Columbia recordings from the 50s and 60s. Bedard is joined by singer Tracy Lee Komarmy, his bandmate in the all-star local rock ‘n’ roll band Tracy Lee & the Leonards, in a revival of some classic Johnny Cash/June Carter duets. With drummer Rich Dishman, bassist Pat Prouty, and Kentucky Chrome rhythm guitarist Lance Hulsey, who also plays lap steel and provides backup vocals. $25.

August 20, 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.

August 20, 2022

Blind Pig: The Dear Hunter.

All ages admitted. Veteran Providence (RI) progressive rock band whose new album, The Indigo Child, also incorporates elements of funk and cinematic rock. Openers: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am Not Afraid to Die, a veteran indie rock band from Willimantic (CT), and Tanner Merritt, the lead vocalist of the Atlanta alt-rock band O’Brother. $24-$28. 8 p.m.-midnight.

August 20, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: The Suspenders.

Local folk-rock duo.

August 20, 2022

Blue LLama: Sean Dobbins.

Jazz ensemble led by this local drummer.

August 20, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spontaneous Jammers.

Local rock ‘n’ roll band.

August 20, 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 20, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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

August 21, 2022

Ark: Sierra Ferrell. Sold out.

August 21, 2022

Ravens Club: Morgan’s Organ.

Local jazz organ trio led by organist Dale Grisa. With guitarist Ralph Tope and drummer Jesse Kramer.

August 21, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings.

 Local 10-piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith that specializes in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. 5-8 p.m.

August 21, 2022

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session.

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.

August 22, 2022

The Necto: “Factory.”

DJ Misanthropia Narcissus & DJ Remnant spin goth, industrial, synthpop, aggrotech, witch house, harsh noise, alternative, and EBM records.

August 23, 2022

Ark: Dan Navarro.

Veteran California songwriter who recently released Shed My Skin, which No Depression called “a hauntingly beautiful album that evokes poignant regret, elusive identity, ambivalent passion, and palpable longing.” Free; nonperishables for Food Gatherers accepted. Livestream available at facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor/live_videos/

August 23, 2022

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis.

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. With guitarist Dave Keeney.