Acclaimed singer-songwriter and dynamic performer from northern Indiana whose songs explore the nourishments of the spirit in everyday life with a gritty realism and soft-spoken charm. A stylish singer with a dark, smoky alto, she uses a honky-tonk drawl and a bluesy purr to give her songs a seasoned toughness and a seductive sensuality that’s tempered by her Quaker roots. No Depression calls the music on her new CD Before & After “delicate yet strong, with a voice rich with warmth and deep with soul.” $17.50.
Orion Township experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock quartet. Tonight the band celebrates the release of its new CD, Deadmalls & Nightfalls.Opening act is Theodore, a St. Louis quartet led by singer-songwriter Justin Kinkel-Schuster that plays country-folk Americana with a distinct Mexican flavor. “Like the songs of Will Oldham and Jason Molina, there is a melding of antiquated and modern styles, and the songs that result tell stories and set moods with minimal accoutrements,” says Riverfront Times critic Christian Schaeffer in his review of the band’s debut CD Songs of the Weary. Advance tickets: $12 ($15 at the door) includes a copy of the CD.
Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.
Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music.
Canton experimental psychedelic pop band. Tonight the band celebrates the release of a new CD. Opening acts are the Canton psychedelic jam dance trio Chalky Studebaker, the Chicago New Wave pop band Interrobang, and another band TBA.
Ypsilanti progressive dance rock trio. 9 p.m.
Local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle.
Dearborn classic rock band.
Local 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.
In the main room DJ Hardy plays Top 40 and dance music records.
Folk- and country-style original ballads.
Manchester rock band.
Versatile Detroit-area blues and Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist who recently released the CD Ruby Blues.
Dancing to the local indie rock quartet Suarez and DJs Barbarella and Smokey "Baby Powder" Johnson Formal attire encouraged. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Ensemble led by veteran local singer-songwriter Siegel, an immensely gifted and versatile composer whose songs offer all sorts of immediate musical and lyrical pleasures, both serious and comic, as well as a resonant staying power. Opening acts are Chris Bathgate, a talented local singer-songwriter who writes heartfelt, poetic story songs in a variety of moods, and Jill Jack, a sultry-voiced Detroit singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Her 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording.
Local guitarist whose repertoire includes classical, folk, and jazz, along with pop-folk originals.