Nightspots



February 21, 2023

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Every Tues.–Thurs. Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute

February 21, 2023

Tap Room: Open Mic.

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

February 21, 2023

Ypsi Alehouse: Open Mic.

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by singer-songwriter Phil McMillion. 6:45 p.m. sign-up.

February 21, 2023

Ark: Buffalo Rose.

Charismatic Americana sextet from Pittsburgh known for its emotionally rich, meticulously crafted original songs. Free; nonperishables for Food Gatherers accepted. With vocalists Lucy Clabby & Margot Jezerc, singer-guitarist Shane McLaughlin, dobro player Mac Inglis, mandolinist Bryce Rabideau, and upright bassist Jason Rafalak.

February 21, 2023

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band.

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


February 21, 2023

Blue LLama: “Cheers! Last Call.”

Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen, co-hosts of Michigan Radio’s popular Cheers! craft cocktail segment, host a Mardi Gras-themed party and live broadcast of the show’s farewell episode. Live band TBA. $75 includes two cocktails and a hors d’oevres buffet (online viewing available for $25). Preregister at bit.ly/cheers-last-call. 764–9210. 7-8:45 p.m.

February 22, 2023

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Every Tues.–Thurs. Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute

February 22, 2023

North Star Lounge: Djangophonique.

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown.

February 22, 2023

Ypsi Alehouse: Mike Barker.

Local proto-punk rock ’n’ roll singer-songwriter.

February 22, 2023

Ark: Chris Knight.

Veteran country-rock singer-songwriter from Kentucky whose fans include Willie Nelson. Often compared to Steve Earle or Townes Van Zandt, Knight writes laconic, edgy, cinematically vivid story songs, usually about dark characters or shadowy emotions. “Knight keeps true to his Kentucky roots by weaving urban tales from the dark side,” says Nashville Rage critic Angie Glover. $25.

February 22, 2023

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher & Co.

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

February 22, 2023

Blind Pig: Ella Jane.

All ages admitted. Popular young L/A/-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. Opener: Ash Tuesday, a talented young alt-pop singer-songwriter from Atlanta. $17 (VIP, $67). 8 p.m.-midnight.

February 22, 2023

Blue LLama: The Bill Charlap Trio.

This NYC-based trio is led by jazz pianist Charlap, a renowned interpreter of the American Songbook from Horgy Carmichael and Gershwin to Leonard Bernstein. “When [Charlap] sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession,” says a Time magazine review. Dinner shows: $35-$85. 6 & 8:30 p.m.

February 23, 2023

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.

February 23, 2023

Club Above: College Night.

Every Thurs. With a DJ.

February 23, 2023

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Every Tues.–Thurs. Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute

February 23, 2023

El Limon: The Revelators.

Blues and folk music by the local duo of singer-guitarists Ralph McKee and Jill Baker.



February 23, 2023

North Star Lounge: Mr. B.

World renowned local boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark “Mr. B” Braun is joined tonight by veteran Detroit jazz & blues trombonist-vocalist Tbone Paxton.

February 23, 2023

Last Word: The Pherotones.

Every Thurs. 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.



February 23, 2023

Ypsi Alehouse: The Vicissitones.

Local instrumental rock ’n’ roll quartet that plays a blend of originals and surf, horror, and spy covers.

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