On Friday, May 24, Rock City Café’s Velvet Lounge series will welcome back Algorithm, the electro-acoustic duo featuring Mike Whitehead on trumpet and flugelhorn and Tom Luther on keyboards. The basic form of the group is supplemented by substantial use of electronic instruments, both live and sequenced. Both musicians are experienced jazz performers, and use their improvising skills in the context of modern electronica and ambient music. The music itself is an amalgam of improvised material and electronic soundscapes crafted by both performers. Jacob Fricke will contribute spoken word performance to the ambient music.

On Saturday, May 25, Rock City will present Ellis-Myers and Moral Fiber. Rockland native G.G. Ellis, singer and drummer, played for many years in Austin, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. He reconnected with his good friend Bob Myers, lead singer and guitar player for many Rockland-based groups including The Tremelos, Rockland's very first rock ‘n' roll band. Ellis-Myers also will be joined by Kevin Martin on bass and guitar from All Stove Up; and the talented Cole Barbour from Tastes Like Chicken and Sideways Highways on guitar and cello. They will play a diverse blend of roots rock, country blues and originals.

Performances will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rock City Café, 316 Main St. As usual, there is no cover charge; however, tipping the performers is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.