“Deep Chilled House”
See Tuesday, November 5. 9pm, Goodnite Gracie, free.

See Tuesday, November 5. 9pm, The Necto, $3.

Layo & Bushwacka!
ouse royalty just doesn’t get bigger than this. After playing at some of the most famous and influential clubs like Space in Ibiza and Sirena in Brazil, this London DJ duo set their sights on their first Michigan show— Thursday, November 21 at The Necto. “We play parties that aren’t too big—fairly intimate places,” explains Layo Paskin on their decision to include The Necto in their tour. With partner Matthew “Bushwacka!” Benjamin, this world-renowned team from London’s The End bring their personal blend of electro, underground house and breakbeat to the growing legions of club music fans. Refusing to be pigeonholed, their music is a trippy, trance-like smooth combination of styles. “It’s good music to dance to, a mixture of deep dance to house to breakbeat,”

See Tuesday, November 5. 10pm, Arbor Brewing Co., free.


“Timmy P’s Tuesday Tickler”
See Tuesday, November 5. 10pm, Club Above, Heidelberg, $5.

Wednesday, November 20

Tim Fagan
See Wednesday, November 6. 9:30pm, Tap Room, Ypsilanti, free.

See Tuesday, November 19. 8:45pm, Habitat Lounge, Weber’s Inn, free.

Jerry Sprague
See Wednesday, November 6. 10pm, Theo’s, Ypsilanti, $2 ($4 under 21).

Old Crow Medicine Show
Rollicking old-time acoustic band kicks 1920s roots music in the pants, drawing on country, Tejano and Cajun string band music for a foot-stomping good time. 8pm, The Ark, $11.

Odd Jobs
Underground hip-hop. Pumpkinhead, Subconscious and Heiruspecs open. 10pm, Blind Pig, $8 ($10 under 21).

Rick Burgess
See Monday, November 4. 8pm, The Earle, free.

“Jazz Improv Night”
See Wednesday, November 6. 9pm, Elbow Room, Ypsilanti, $4.

The Paul Keller Ensemble
See Wednesday, November 6. 8pm, The Firefly Club, $5.

Los Gatos
See Wednesday, November 6. 8pm, Bird of Paradise, $5.

Dave Luther Group, The Fuzz
Ann Arbor saxophonist Luther leads a jazz ensemble. The Fuzz plays extradimensional space pop. 10pm, Leopold Bros., $5.

Jake Reichbart
See Wednesday, November 6. 6pm, Kerrytown Bistro, free.

Blackman & Arnold
See Wednesday, November 6. 9:30pm, Goodnite Gracie, free.

explains Layo. “It’s about a feeling; it’s very equal, with no prejudices. You have to be in no particular way to enjoy it—with house, everyone is welcome,” he adds, encouraging everyone to try out the music. Their sophomore album, Night Works, has a mellow, down-tempo sound like its predecessor that creates a soothing feeling which belies their thumping live sound. “The club sound has more energy, more soul. We just write the music in a different way,” says Layo. Their music influences are just as different. As teenagers, “Bushwacka!” played percussion for the London School Symphony Orchestra while Layo was throwing warehouse parties. Only in the 1990s, now well into the underground dance scene, did they meet through Mr. C. Co-owners Layo and Mr. C and resident DJ Bushwacka! made The End one of the most influential clubs worldwide. The Necto rolls out the red carpet for Layo & Bushwacka!, who are ready to mesmerize fans of dance music with a magnificent set. — Prashant Rajkhowa Layo & Bushwacka! play The Necto, 516 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor, on Thursday, November 21 at 9pm. Cover is $10 ($12 under 21) before 11pm and $12 ($15 under 21) after 11pm. For more information, visit www.thenecto.com.
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