Nightspots



December 13, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band.

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

December 14, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

December 14, 2022

North Star Lounge: The Inertia Collective.

U-M music student jazz quartet. With tenor saxophonist Ethan Moleski, trombonist Tommy Hodgman, pianist Rowan Tucker-Meyer, and bassist Aidyn Connor.

December 14, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Deep Stream.

 Local rock ’n’ roll band.

December 14, 2022

Ark: Open Stage.

All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up (doors open 7:30 p.m.) to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark. $3 (members, seniors, & students, $2).


December 14, 2022

Blind Pig: Rebecca & the Strangers.

Openers: Frankie Torres, a lo-fi pop-folk singer-songwriter from Manila (Philippines), and Melissa Melehy, a local pop-folk singer-songwriter. $10.

December 14, 2022

Blue LLama: PanaMO.

Veteran Detroit Latin jazz big band.

December 15, 2022

Club Above: College Night.

With a DJ.

December 15, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

December 15, 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.

December 15, 2022

Tap Room: Open Mic.

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

December 15, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Nobody’s Business.

Redford blues and blues-rock band.

December 15, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Indie Rock Royalty.

An eclectic mix of covers and originals by this local quartet that includes members of the Parsnips and One Dangerous Mind.

December 15, 2022

Ark: Ocean.

Acclaimed D.C.-area Celtic music quartet led by accordionist & keyboardist Jennifer Cutting. Tonight’s show celebrates the winter solstice and the Christmas season with a program that includes British Mummer’s play recitations, traditional English & French carols, Scottish & Irish fiddle tunes, 19th century broadside songs, and some originals. With vocalist Christine Noyes, percussionist Stephen Winick, and U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Sean Heely. $20.

December 15, 2022

Blind Pig: “3rd Annual Super Fly Toy Drive.”

A benefit for toys for Tots with area hip-hop acts The Flight Team, Louis Picasso & the Gallery, Slim Ready, Where She Creep, Johnny Lovelle, and Ki5. $10 or toy donation. $8 or toy donation.

December 15, 2022

Blue LLama: Ellen Martin Quartet.

Ensemble led by this veteran jazz composer-vocalist, a University of Toledo jazz vocal instructor whose repertoire includes Brazilian music, bebop, American Songbook tunes, and originals.

December 16, 2022

Club Above: Latin Night.

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

December 16, 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.

December 16, 2022

North Star Lounge: Mr. B.

World renowned local boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark “Mr. B” Braun. Tonight he is joined by Peter Madcat Ruth, a world-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz with a multi-genre repertoire whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world’s “great jazz soloists.” $10.

December 16, 2022

North Star Lounge: Pontiac Trail Blazers.

Local bluegrass quartet known for its beautiful vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. They are usually joined by a variety of guest musicians.

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