Nightspots



October 15, 2022

Blind Pig: Oso Oso.

All ages admitted. Long Island (NY) postpunk dreampop singer-songwriter. Openers: M.A.G.S., an L.A.-based postpunk indie rock singer-songwriter, and Anxious, an emo-inflected pop-punk quintet from Connecticut. $19.

October 15, 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.

October 15, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: “Songwriters in the Round.”

With performers TBA.

October 15, 2022

Blue LLama: Michael Dease.

Jazz ensemble led by this widely recorded MSU trombone professor, winner of a prestigious Downbeat pool for Trombonist of the Year. Dinner shows: $75. 6 & 8:30 p.m.

October 15, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Cliff & the Bass Player.

Classic rock ’n’ roll and country covers, along with some originals, by this local duo led by singer-songwriter and 6-string guitarist Cliff Mulvihill. 5-7 p.m.


October 16, 2022

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session.

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

October 16, 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.

October 16, 2022

Ravens Club: Morgan’s Organ.

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

October 16, 2022

Blue LLama: Jordan Rattner Quartet.

Ensemble led by this young jazz guitarist, a U-M music student. 6-8:30 p.m.

October 17, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra.

Award-winning 14-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D’Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest college student ensemble.

October 17, 2022

The Necto: “Factory.”

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

October 18, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Norm & Sandy.

Local duo of singer-guitarists.

October 18, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

October 18, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band.

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

October 18, 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.

October 18, 2022

Blue LLama: John E. Lawrence.

Ensemble led by veteran local jazz guitarist. A fundraiser for Mentor2Youth.

October 19, 2022

Ark: Augustana.

A former San Diego alt-rock band best known for the hit single “Boston,” Augustana is currently the solo project of its frontman, singer-songwriter Dan Layus. His new CD, Everyday an Eternity, is a collection of solo piano works that blend Classical, romantic, and contemporary musical idioms. $25.

October 19, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

October 19, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher & Co.

Straight-ahead jazz by this top-notch local ensemble led by vibes player Kocher and bassist Keller.

October 19, 2022

Blind Pig: Joey Pecoraro.

All ages admitted. Detroit electronica musician. Opener: KI-5 Loops, a local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing. $20. 8 p.m.-midnight.

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