July 20th, 2022

Mark your calendars because this week we have more amazing performers coming to Michigan Ave from 6-8 PM.

For more detailed information about each performer or band, visit the Events page, where you will also find a map of each stage location.

Peformer: Paul E Emery

Location: Brooklyn Street Local

Singer/Songwriter Paul Emery plays acoustic folk/blues and originals around Detroit and Mid Michigan. Also, as the avatar “Casias Falta” he plays regularly on OSgrid.org in Virtual Reality at the Maritime Club in Belfast Sunday at 5pm.

Peformer: The Whiskey Charmers

Location: Gaelic League

The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to riding through the desert with the top down, or the feeling of being in some lonesome smoky bar off the side of an abandoned highway, or music from a Spaghetti Western. William P Davis (Former Deputy Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville) says of the band, “I’ve heard a lot of good musicians. The Whiskey Charmers remind me of no one – and, to me, that is one of the best compliments an act can receive.”
With their own brand of dusty Americana, the songs are intimate, sometimes dark and sometimes funny enough to make you laugh out loud.
The Whiskey Charmers are currently finishing up their fourth full length album, set to release in November 2022.

Peformer: Colin McCahill

Location: Motor City Wine

Colin McCahill is a young, local, up and coming Detroit saxophonist. He grew up loving music and admiring the saxophone greats such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, and Michael Brecker. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory studying under Gary Bartz, he moved to Detroit to establish
himself as a musician.
As gigs became obsolete during the pandemic, Colin honed his craft and quickly set out to play at every jam session he could around town, becoming a regularly featured guest at Burt’s Marketplace and Tireman Conference & Banquet Center. 

Peformer: Losk Masta

Location: Bobcat Bonnie’s

Losk developed a passion for writing music at the age of 9. When he was 11 his dad gave him a tape recorder because he would overhear him freestyling and mumbling rhymes under his breath anytime he heard music. At that moment he became Losk Masta.
Losk Masta joined iKonic Entertainment Group which had recently partnered with WhoMag Multimedia to secure a distribution deal with Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music. IKonic released Losk’s first maxi-single “Factuals” and then proceeded to release “Make Ya Mind Up”.
In 2022, Losk began working with Grammy-nominated producers to produce his upcoming album “Mind Power”
which will be released at a later date. In May he released the single “My Apologies” ft Aya Ito which is a lead up to his much anticipated album.

Peformer: Howard Glazer & Harmonica Shah

Location: PJ’s Lager House

Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer first began performing together in the late 1990’s, Harmonica Shah had already earned himself recognition as a Detroit Blues Legend with his Hasting Street
Grease/ Blues Suit record releases. Howard Glazer had just returned from a 4-year stint in Chicago where he honed his blues skills. Meeting at the now defunct Soup Kitchen, one of Detroit’s home for the blues, they immediately recognized their common interest in raw, unadulterated blues, Detroit style.
Now they have united to record for Electro-fi. Stripped down to the essentials the harp and guitar bring bare boned blues at its dirtiest, to the delight of the many fans of their early work.
Harmonica Shah’s sound is as low down as ever and Howard accompanies him with a raw rootsy guitar style. Together again, they bring their unique Detroit Blues sound that can only be created by Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer.

Peformer: Eugene Mann

Location: Cork & Gable

Born and raised in Detroit, Eugene picked up an alto saxophone at the age of nine and began playing at Nichols School under the direction of Norm Zamczyk. His music education continued with Gus Moore at the East Detroit Conservatory of Music and then with Sam Sanders at Oakland University. His jazz education while at Oakland University during the productive 70s put him in contact with some of the greatest musicians in the Detroit area. Playing lead alto sax with the Afram Jazz Band under the direction of Marvin “Doc” Holladay, the big band found itself backing many jazz greats in concert. Artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Thad Jones. He assisted trumpet great Marcus Belgrave with the Jazz Development Workshop in inner-city Detroit.

Peformer: The Cult of Spaceskull

Location: 2000 Brooklyn

SpaceSkull is the ruler of death and the punisher of life. He is the almighty King of Chaos. We sing of his greatness and he rewards us with eternal power over those who oppose us. Woe to the non-believers!

Peformer: Mike Smith

Location: Nemo’s

Michael Scott is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has toured extensively. He is also a video editor and wishes to write songs of hope. He currently plays classic rock with more than a splash of that good Monterey acid and is also really into solo acoustic.

Peformer: Mike Ward & Judy Brown

Location: Supergeil

Mike Ward: Psychosongs and Downtown Judy Brown have been performing both as solo acts and as a duo for the past several years. As Mike & Judy, they have been featured at BlueStage Jam, Arts, Beats & Eats, Thumbfest, and many venues in the Detroit area. Mike recently released his third album “The Darkness and The Light,” which featured Judy singing harmony on several tracks. Judy also performs with JAM Band (Judy and Mike Myers) and has been part of several bands through the years.

Peformer: Sacramento Knoxx

Location: McShane’s

Sacramento Knoxx is a hard-working interdisciplinary artist creating music and film with strong Detroit roots. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, Afro-Latino, hip-hop, soul, rhythmand blues. Knoxx is musically involved in all aspects of playing, creating and producing, sound while making visuals or images to further capture emotions and ideas that work with the music intentionally. With his versatile background with different forms of music, it allows him to blend traditional & contemporary styles, while constantly trying out new frameworks to create music and film that work together rather than separate practices.

Peformer: Steve S

Location: Slow’s

Steve is a songwriter and instrumentalist for Safe as Helicopters, who hop and skip from ragtime to rock (no stops at opera, sorry). Steve thinks all of the musical expression is contained in the piano and/or the classical guitar, but he makes no claims about being able to express all of it himself, so you’re stuck with his limitations.

Peformer: Rj Spangler Quartet

Location: PAL

Lifelong buddies RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton started working together in 1980 with a very popular band around Detroit called the Sun Messengers. Back then Tbone was awarded a Motor City Music Award for the best trombonist. Since that time, he has also become quite an engaging vocalist. In fact, he has been nominated the last two years as best jazz vocalist at the Detroit Music Awards. The two are cornerstone members of the 9 pc Planet D Nonet, and as such, have toured to 11 states, released as many CDs and garnered 6 Detroit Music Awards. Now they have offer this stripped-down project – just four musicians, with a new CD about to drop.

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