With several top area punk and postpunk bands, including the Detroit garage punk quartet Glitter Trash, veteran Detroit hard-rock band 60 Second Crush, the all-female punk- rock band Manic’s Rage, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, and the Detroit punk-rock quartet The Luckouts, along with a guest performance by the godfather of the local punk scene, Cult Heroes frontman Hiawatha Bailey.
Rock ’n’ roll covers and originals by this popular veteran band from Dearborn. Cover, dancing. In the Cavern Club.
Detroit blues trio.
Local country singer-songwriter, 1989 winner of the Billboard Country Songwriting Contest, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Lee Roy Parnell and T. Graham Brown. His collaboration with former Ann Arborite Whit Hill, “What’s I Do,” was featured in the HBO series True Blood, and he recently released his 5th CD, My Kind of Crazy.
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.
Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing.
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.
Flint pop-folk singer-songwriter.
Dec. 14 & 15: A showcase 16 area roots-music bands of various stripes over 2 nights hosted by Dragon Wagon, a highly regarded local acoustic roots-music sextet that calls its music “bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey.” Tonight:The Ypsilanti funk-inflected rock ’n’ roll band Johnny Lunchbox, the Chelsea Americana folk-rock quintet Ben Daniels Band, the local postpunk pop-folk duo Match by Match, the Kalamazoo jam-rock band Me 3 Mind, Lansing Americana folk-rock singer- songwriter Joshua Davis, local bluegrass fusion band Rootstand, the ocal horn-driven retro funk octet Third Coast Kings, festival host Dragon Wagon, and and the Cincinnati thrash-bluegrass jam band Rumpke Mountain Boys. 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
Veteran Detroit jazz vocalist who specializes in standards associated with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Billie Holiday.
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.
Local self-styled “lounge-a-billy” trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss.
Local rock quartet.
Drag show and gay and lesbian dance night hosted by Maxi and Jennifer of the House of Chanel, with a DJ TBA.
Folk- and country-style original ballads.