The sixteenth annual Mr. B's Blues & Boogie Celebration returns to the Ark. Besides A2’s own piano giant, Mark Braun, AKA Mr. B, the weekend will also feature octogenarian blues grandmaster Bob Seeley, and pianists from both coasts; LA’s Fred Kaplan and NY’s Mark Katz. Mr. B says, “This year we have three guys—besides Bob, who is our elder statesman—coming from the same generation of pianists, with somewhat similar experiences in terms of how we came up learning how to play blues piano.” Katz has played in the bands of Greg Allman, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, and other blues greats, while Kaplan, a member of the famed Hollywood Fats Band is renowned for his mastery of West Coast blues styles. Seeley, who has toured all over the US and Europe, is a fixture at this annual event. 7:30pm. $25. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818. www.theark.org —SS
Doogatron are inventive disciples of techno and house, creating textured synth-prog jams that blend machine-like precision with the human touch of improvisation. These 21st century torchbearers of Detroit’s electronic music fuse the old-school analog synthesizers with new-school digital technology. Their debut album comes out November 2nd… Doogatron Album Release Nov 2nd @ Ziggy’s with Jason Hogans (aka brownstudy) Sleezy
Little Traps might trick you. The intonation of acoustic guitars, sanguine pedal steel, brushy drums and tender vocalizations will bring you in close, make you sit down cross legged and ready yourself for the understated swoon of endorphins typically triggered by “folk music.” And you lean in closer…, a bit closer still. And those lyrics hit
Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.
Local piercing parlor, Pangea Piercing, which opened in 2002, has permanently closed. Former owner, J.C. Potts, made the decision to close after allegations of expressing racist sentiments.