Local piano-driven gypsy-folk trio. Opening acts are Brother Red Squirrel, a local folk-style singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Back to the Roots co-owner Caleb Lange, an acoustic folk-style singer-songwriter.
Local funk-rock jam quartet that tonight celebrates the release of its new CD. Opening acts are the local piano-driven rock trio The Finer Things, the local alternative pop-rock quartet Motel Model, and Ted J. Reed, a veteran local singer-songwriter whose edgy, elegant songs blend lounge, swing, rockabilly, jazz, and blues.
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist.
Cabaret-style drag show starring former Miss Gay American Jennifer Foxx and featuring Hershae Chocolatae and The Ladies of Illusion. In the Millennium Club. 10:30 p.m. & midnight.
This Detroit-area singer-songwriter and guitarist plays blues-, R&B-, folk-, and jazz-influenced originals on topics that range from the outlandish to the sublime.
Two local trios—Team love and Isosceles—join forces to perform an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and Latin music.
Blues- and bebop-based jazz in a variety of styles and forms by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Haldeman. With bassist Dave Sharp and percussionist Dan Piccolo.
Grand Rapids pop-rock quintet.
Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson’s alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist George Bedard, along with bassist Chris Goerke, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m.
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.
Local jazz quintet. With tenor saxophonist Doug Wochna, keyboardist Barb Debrodt, guitarist Jeff Spaulding, bassist Tim Berla, and drummer Bob Bedard.
Flamenco quartet. led by Detroit guitarist Jeroz.
Popular Ypsilanti octet that calls its energetic, foot-stomping blend of punk, old-time music, and bluegrass “crabgrass.” According to Deep Cutz writer Jeff Milo, The band’s latest CD, Sundry Mayhems, features “blurring see-saw strings, a mean washboard, a wheezy accordion, angular, tinny banjos and mandolins and zingy, mercurial (yet melodious) lead vocals girded by poignant, rousing choruses (even some opera mixed in), at 0-60-and-back-again tempos.” Tonight the band celebrates the release of a 5-song EP. Opening acts are Possessed by Paul James, the stage name of rural Texas-based singer-songwriter Konrad Wert, and Anna Lee’s Company, a local blues- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Martin Medeski & Wood and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Jazz standards by this local ensemble. With bassist vocalist Kelly McDermott, guitarist Jake Reichbart, Rob Crozier, and drummer Will Osler. vocalist Kelly McDermott.