Headliner is The Macpodz, an immensely popular local jam band that plays an invigorating mix of R&B, soul, rock, and hard jazz it calls “disco bebop.” Opening acts are former Frank Zappa band lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ray White, poet and local countercultural icon John Sinclair, the Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist Luke Winslow King, and the Grand Rapids Americana pop-folk quintet Crane Wives. Advance tickets: $15. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist, who is joined by Detroit bassist Will Austin, vocalist Lady Jennifer, and keyboardist Daniel Mujahid.
An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers.
Highly regarded local acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who plays an eclectic brand of folk-based music in the tradition of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges. He is joined by various musician friends TBA.
Detroit blues band led by guitar virtuoso Josh Ford. (The band originally scheduled, Harper & the Midwest Kind, canceled.)
Detroit vintage-rock band.
Howell country quartet led by singer-songwriter Shadrick, whose influences range from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson.
Country-folk Americana singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids.
TBA. 6-9 p.m.
Detroit blues band fronted by Canas, a young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist.
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.
Adult student musicians perform postwar blues covers. 6-8 p.m.
Local Celtic-Americana string trio formerly known as String Cheese.
Detroit pop-rock trio. Opening acts are Bright Nights, a suburban Detroit postpunk synth-rock quintet, and Bad Television, a Saline math-rock emo band.