Local band led by Jones, a popular pop-folk singer-songwriter with whose latest CD, Half Poison, Half Pure, is a collection well-crafted, emotionally penetrating songs about dark times. Tonight’s show features both acoustic and electric performances. Opening acts are The Hounds Below, a Detroit big-beat rock quartet led by Von Bondies frontman Jason Stollsteimer that describes its sound as “Roy Orbison meets the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club,” and Graham Parsons & the The Go Rounds, (see review) a Kalamazoo psychedelic rock ’n’ roll band led by singer- songwriter Parsons.
Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist, who is joined by Detroit bassist Will Austin and other musicians TBA.
Rock ’n’ roll covers and originals by this popular, veteran band from Dearborn. Also, a Halloween costume contest, with cash prizes. Cover, dancing. In the Cavern Club.
Local alt-country honky-tonk and rockabilly band led by singer- songwriter Ryan Racine.
Traditional Irish songs of drinking and rebellion, accompanied on a wide array of instruments, by this Detroit-area duo former known as Bruno’s Boys.
Soulful country and blues-inflected Americana by this Pittsburgh- based veteran singer-songwriter. He has a new CD, Suburban 2-Step.
Local psychedelic rock band.
New local quartet led by 2 veteran virtuosos, nationally renowned harmonica wiz Peter Madcat Ruth and pedal steel guitarist Drew “Captain Midnight” Howard. With bassist Mark Schrock and drummer Michael Shimmin. Its repertoire includes obscure blues tunes, folk and jazz melodies, and original compositions.
Grand Rapids pop-rock quintet.
Young classic rock band from Chelsea.
Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter known for her sweet, ethereal voice and haunting lyrics.
Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 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.
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.
Opening acts are Mitch Bradford, a local rock ’n’ roll singer originally from Brownsville (TX), and The Tens, a Detroit punk quartet.