These 7 young musicians hailing from Georgia have risen among the vast sea of hybrid indie pop-rock groups and are capturing audiences from the deep south to the clubs of the rust belt. As of this writing they are ranked the number three rock band in the Atlanta area on reverbnation.com, and their song On the Wings of Butterflies has been featured on the charts of MTV’s OurStage.com. Complete with a hauntingly-sweet cello, this dynamic ensemble of talent can turn out radio-friendly pop songs as well as tracks that all out rock. Please your ears and listen to the vocal tag team on their track Cirqus to get amped-up for the show. 9:30pm. $10. 208 South 1st St., Ann Arbor. 734-996-8555. www.10milesofblue.com
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