Nightspots



October 13, 2022

Tap Room: Open Mic.

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

October 14, 2022

Ark: The Verve Pipe.

Acoustic performance by this veteran dance-rock band led by West Michigan singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark whose richly textured songs are known for their inventive arrangements, layered vocals, and searching lyrics. $30 & $45.

October 14, 2022

Club Above: Latin Night.

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

October 14, 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.

October 14, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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


October 14, 2022

Live: Ransom Jones.

Veteran local classic rock party band, formerly known as the Breakers, that plays 60s-80s covers.

October 14, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Reeds ‘n’ Steel.

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and a guitarist TBA. 6-9 p.m.

October 14, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Cetan Clawson.

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.

October 14, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies.

Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock ’n’ roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers.

October 14, 2022

The Necto: “Pride.”

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

October 14, 2022

Blue LLama: WEMU 5:01 Jazz Series.

With the Detroit Music Award-winning Planet D Nonet, a self-styled “space-age swing band” led by veteran drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O’Donnell. 5-6:30 p.m.

October 14, 2022

Blue LLama: Organissimo.

Lansing jam-oriented jazz ensemble led by Hammond B3 organist Jim Alfredson. With guitarist Larry Barris and drummer Randy Marsh. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

October 15, 2022

Ark: The RFD Boys.

Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2019 by adding a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and releasing the album Still Delivering. $11 at the door only.

October 15, 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.

October 15, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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

October 15, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Nick Orr.

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

October 15, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Switchbacks.

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson.

October 15, 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.

October 15, 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.

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