301 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor

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This new music room & vegan bar affiliated with the Detroit Street Filling Station next door features live music, Wed.-Sat. 7-10 p.m. Also, Tues. 7-10 p.m., LGBTQ Night features a rotating mix of DJs, trivia, and bingo. No cover (except as noted) but donations appreciated; no dance floor except Tues. DJs.

Upcoming Events

December 7, 2022: Djangophonique.

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guest guest Eric McIntyre, a Flint-based bandleader-guitarist who specializes in jazz & blues of the 1920s & 1930s.

December 8, 2022: Mr. B.

World renowned local boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark “Mr. B” Braun is joined by Tbone Paxton, a veteran Detroit jazz & blues trombonist-vocalist Paxton. Tonight he is joined by Julian Van Slyke, a versatile veteran local drummer.

December 9, 2022: The Pontiac Thicketwackers.

Ad hoc ensemble made of of members of 2 local bluegrass outfits, the Pontiac Trailblazers and Wilson Thicket. $10.

December 10, 2022: “LGBTQ Dance Party.”

With recorded music hosted by Lavendar Menace and Enbylievable.  $10.

December 14, 2022: 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 16, 2022: 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: 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.

December 17, 2022: Laith Al-Saadi.

An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by this local singer-guitarist, His 2016 CD, Real, a collection of songs drawing on blues, country, gospel, and roots rock, was recorded in L.A. with an all-star cast of session legends, and he won a 2018 Detroit Music Award for his 4-song EP of Jimi Hendrix covers. $50 in advance & (if available) at the door. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

December 21, 2022: Ben Rolston & Friends.

Ad hoc local jazz ensemble led by Brooklyn-based bassist Rolston, a U-M jazz studies grad.

December 22, 2022: Mr. B.

World renowned local boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark “Mr. B” Braun is joined by Pete Siers, a veteran local jazz drummer.

December 23, 2022: The Northwoods Ramblers.

Michigan-based traditional bluegrass-based string quartet $10.

December 28, 2022: Hot Club Moderne.

A local collaboration of jazz musicians with a hot-club style rhythm section. With guitarist Chuck Newsome, saxophonist James Hughes, rhythm guitarist Andrew Brown, and bassist Jorian Olk-Szost.

December 29, 2022: Mr. B.

World renowned local boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark “Mr. B” Braun is joined by Pete Siers, a veteran local jazz drummer.

December 30, 2022: 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. Tonight the band is joined by Grant Flick, a Bowling Green (OH) multi-instrumental string player whose won awards for his fiddle/violin playing. $10.

December 31, 2022: Alex Belhaj’s Crescent City Quartet.

 Local ensemble led by guitarist Belhaj that plays a range of New Orleans jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. $35 includes brunch. $20 in advance & (if available) at the door). 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Past Events

December 3, 2022: Faye Burns & the Embers. (More Info)

December 2, 2022: Pontiac Trail Blazers. (More Info)

December 1, 2022: Mr. B. (More Info)

November 30, 2022: Djangophonique. (More Info)

November 29, 2022: LGBTQ Night. (More Info)

November 23, 2022: The Pherotones. (More Info)

November 22, 2022: LGBTQ Night. (More Info)

November 19, 2022: Sarah D’Angelo Trio. (More Info)

November 18, 2022: Annie Capps (More Info)

November 17, 2022: Olivia VanGoor Piano Duo. (More Info)

November 16, 2022: Djangophonique. (More Info)

November 15, 2022: LGBTQ Night. (More Info)

November 12, 2022: Ellen Rowe & Andrew Bishop. (More Info)

November 11, 2022: Pontiac Trail Blazers. (More Info)

November 10, 2022: Eat It Up Trio. (More Info)

November 9, 2022: Djangophonique. (More Info)

November 8, 2022: LGBTQ Night. (More Info)

November 5, 2022: Kerrytown Stompers. (More Info)

November 4, 2022: Pontiac Trail Blazers. (More Info)

November 3, 2022: Mr. B & Ralph Tope. (More Info)

November 2, 2022: Eric McIntyre & Friends. (More Info)

November 1, 2022: LGBTQ Night. (More Info)