All ages admitted.> Popular New Orleans hip-hop MC whose raps often play off against the music of 50s & 60s rock ’n’ roll pioneers. Opening act is Skizzy Mars, a NYC alternative hip-hop MC. Advance tickets: $15. 8 p.m.-midnight.
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Local alt-country duo of these Corndaddy singer-songwriters whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo.
Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences.
Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennnett and Tim Haldeman, guitarist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Shug, and drummer Nick Collins.
Improvisations over jazz standards by this local pianist.
Blues, jazz, and pop standards, along with some originals, by this local singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.
Chicago rock quintet. Opening acts are Country Mice, a Brooklyn (NY) Americana quartet, and Bad Indians, an Ypsilanti rock ’n’ roll band.
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.