Chelsea jazz vocal trio. Opening act is traditional ballads and blues by Dark-Eyed Molly, the local duo of vocalist Jo Brown and guitarist Eric Moore.
Ska and rocksteady by this popular New York City band that fleshes out its sound with everything from the traditional horns to pedal steel guitar and violin. “The Slackers are perhaps the best and the brightest of American ska to date; they reinvent their sound with each album, keeping the music fresh, alive, and relevant,” says AllMusic.com reviewer Margaret Crandall. Opening act is The Pinstripes, a Cincinnati ska-reggae band. Advance tickets: $15.
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.
Country-folk Americana singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids.
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.
Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band.
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, bassist Chris Goerke, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m.
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.
Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m.
Plymouth singer-songwriter whose music draws on folk, blues, and jazz idioms.
Salsa music by this popular local Latin jazz band led by drummer Pete Siers.
Kalamazoo quintet who music ranges from folk ballads to alt-rock, Americana-driven tunes, and blues-rock. Opening acts are the local postpunk pop-folk duo Match by Match, the Rochester (MI) folk-rock quartet The Marvins, the Saginaw reggae- rock quartet Big Brother Smokes, and surf-rock garage trio Ten Bellow.