Brooklyn (NY) alternative hip-hop MC. Opening acts are the Detroit hip-hop duo Slum Village, the local experimental electronica duo Barefoot Sneaker Slaves, and J. J. Pinder, a young Seattle hip-hop MC whose raps are known for their complex storytelling and variable moods. Advance tickets: $25 ($28 at the door).
Touring blues and rock band.
A mix of roots-rock, country, and folk by the Port Huron-based duo of singer-songwriter Jenna Reed and guitarist Mike Mercante.
Popular 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.
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton.
Acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter from Northville.
Local composer-pianist, the winner of the 2010 U-M New Music on the Block competition, whose music ranges in style from classical and jazz to Argentine tango and Persian piano music.
Youth musicians perform pop and rock covers. 6-8 p.m.
Blues and roots-rock band led by Chelsea guitarist Bullard.
Local pop-rock band led by Monger, the engaging singer- songwriter-guitarist from the Great Lakes Myth Society known for his high lonesome tunes. Monger has a new CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that Allmusic calls “a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past.” Opening act is Skeleton Birds, an Ypsilanti indie rock quintet.
Americana singer-songwriter from Chelsea.