Nightspots



August 23, 2022

Blue LLama: Jordan Anderson Trio.

Esemble led by this local jazz pianist.

August 23, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Jackson Horigan.

Folk, rock, and Celtic music by this Ypsilanti singer-guitarist.

August 23, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band.

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.

August 23, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

August 24, 2022

Ark: Katie Geddes.

Folk, country-folk, and gospel tunes, along with songs by such contemporary songwriters as John Prine, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Nesmith, and Lennon & McCartney, by this popular local folksinger who sings in a clear, strong voice. Her 2013 CD We Are Each Other’s Angels got airplay around the world. $20.


August 24, 2022

Blue LLama: Armando Vega & the 313 Orchestra.

Latin salsa by this ensemble led by Detroit singer and conga player Vega.

August 24, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

August 25, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Isaac Ryder Band.

Neo-soul & funk band from Flint, led by Ryder, the stage name of South Haven singer-songwriter Joel Rydecki.

August 25, 2022

Ark: Lee DeWyze.

Alternative rock singer-songwriter best known as the winner in May 2010 of the 9th season of American Idol. His hit “Blackbird Song” was featured on The Walking Dead. His latest album, Paranoia, is a collection of darkly cinematic songs with dreamy electronic soundscapes. $25.

August 25, 2022

Blind Pig: “Fuzz Fest 7.”

With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night. Headliner is The Lucid Furs, a Detroit rock ’n’ roll quintet. With Solar Drip, Lord Centipede, MilkBath, The Strains, Death Cat, Golden Feelings, Child Sleep, Girl Fight, and Tina in the Sand. $12 ($15 at the door).

August 25, 2022

Tap Room: Open Mic.

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

August 25, 2022

Blue LLama: “The Music of Glenn Tucker.”

 A concert of music by this local jazz musician who was forced into retirement in 2018 at age 28 by severe myalgic encephalomyelitis. The music is performed by an ensemble of musicians with whom Tucker has collaborated, including saxophonists Rafael Leafar and Jake Shadik, guitarist Ralph Tope, pianist Rick Roe, bassists Kurt Krahnke and Jeff Pedraz, and drummers Nick Collins, Jesse Kramer, Jonathan Barahal Taylor, and Alex White. Proceeds benefit the COVID-19 Longhauler Advocacy Project. $20.

August 25, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Steve Darr & the Wannabes.

Classic rock and country covers by this local band.

August 25, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

August 25, 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 26, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Dave Menzo Band.

Ensemble led by local pop-rock singer-songwriter Menzo.

August 26, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Jason Dean.

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

August 26, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): DJ Beanstalk.

With post-hip-hop synth-pop dance music.

August 26, 2022

Ark: BeauSoleil.

 Led by the celebrated fiddler Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil is one of the most influential bands in the revival of interest in the Cajun music of French Louisiana. Its repertoire includes everything from Cajun, Creole, and medieval French music to zydeco, New Orleans jazz, island rhythms, and southern boogie. $25.

August 26, 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.