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Bill Bushart

Fri., July 3, 8-9:30 p.m.
phone 734-261-0555

Bill Bushart is a Michigan comedy powerhouse. If you like your comedy high energy and in your face, grab your friends and watch the fireworks! He was named "Funniest Local Comic - 2010" by Metro Times readers. He recently appeared at DTE as part of the Oddball Comedy Festival and was asked to take part in the prestigious Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids. He'll be appearing with special guest Zach Martina. $12 Thursday; $16 Friday

Joey's Comedy Shop (map)
36071 Plymouth Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 261-0555
Bill Bushart

Rib Fest

Fri., July 3, 4-11 p.m., Sat., July 4, 12 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sun., July 5, 12-8 p.m.

This Fourth of July weekend, Metro Times is putting on a weekend of delicious food and fantastic bands. Rib Fest at the Royal Oak Farmers Market will have several great barbecue vendors as well as activities for the whole family like karaoke, bounce houses, monster truck rides, and pig races. Don’t think it’ll be a dry event, either. There will be a full bar complete with craft beer, liquor, and cocktails. A huge list of beloved and talented local Detroit bands will soundtrack the event, including cult favorites like Goober & the Peas, veterans of soul like Thornetta Davis, and young up-and-comers like Stereo Jane. Howling Diablos, the Infatuations, the Beggars, the Muggs, Pato Margetic, and more are also on the bill. Whenever you decide to stop by, whether you’re hungry for food, good music, or just plain fun, there’s sure to be something to interest you. Free
Royal Oak Farmers' Market (map)
316 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 246-3079 (FAX); (248)
Rib Fest

Broken Water, Weed, Rebel Kind, Stef

Fri., July 3, 8 p.m.

Another solid event put together by the Seraphine Collective, this night brings together two local acts and two from the Pacific Northwest. Ann Arbor’s Stef Chura shreds desolate downer vibes perfectly. Rebel Kind, also from Ann Arbor/Ypsi, remains one of the best indie-garage bands in the land. Weed, from Vancouver, British Columbia, is on a heavy and grungy shoegaze kick that’s sure to be fun live. And Broken Water, from Olympia, Wash., have a great sense of dynamics. On their new record Seaside & Sedmikrasky, which spreads two songs over two sides of an LP, they mix jagged and brooding sounds with honey-coated vocals. Broken Water is an example of why you have revivals — so that some young kids can add something genuinely new and vital to an older sound (in this case, loosely speaking, it’s shoegaze). Man, this is going to be a great show. $7


Fri., July 3, 8 p.m.
phone 313-393-0292

Born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, it’s really no wonder rapper Future goes by a much shorter moniker these days. The Haitian took his stage name from the Dungeon Family, who liked to call him, “the Future.” As part of Chene Park’s Fourth of July Weekend Explosion, he’ll perform with 2Chainz, Rakem, Travis Porter, Cap1, Skooly, and Short Dawg.
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Chene Park (map)
2600 Atwater St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 393-7128

Things Feel Heavy

Fri., July 3, 8 p.m.

A long and stunning list of visual and performing artists will be participating in this one-night event. You’ll spot Molly Soda, Katie St. Clair, Hannah Korte, Niki Urban, Autumn Wetli, and a whole lot more, plus performances from local bands like Mexican Knives and Bonny Doon. There will be visual works, performance art, film and video projections, choreographed dance, and even a runway show. The whole thing is curated by Anna van Schaap of Things Feel Heavy. $7
Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
Things Feel Heavy

The Tragically Hip

Fri., July 3, 9 p.m.
phone 800-991-7777

For a stretch of 16 years, the Tragically Hip won a Juno Award at just about every other ceremony. In the early ’90s it was all about being the best entertainer or group of the year, and toward the end of the decade and well into the 2000s, they began being recognized for their records as well. The group is so beloved in their homeland of Canada, their country’s post office even issued a Tragically Hip stamp in the summer of 2013. Being beloved for over 30 years isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it. $55+
Caesars Windsor (map)
377 Riverside Dr. East
Greater Detroit Area
phone (519) 258-7878
The Tragically Hip


Fri., July 3, 9:30 p.m.
phone 248-599-2212

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Timo Romme used to walk from record store to record store, combing their shelves for tracks that were new to the young music addict. Years later he’d start spinning industrial and punk music at the Penguin Club, only to begin his love affair with acid house in the late ’80s. After some service in the Israeli military, Romme moved to New York to pursue music full time. Two decades later, he’s spinning electro and progressive house for his rabid fan base. (18+) $10
Elektricity Nightclub (map)
15 S. Saginaw
Downtown Pontiac
phone (248) 599-2212 (FAX); (248)

Adelaide & E-Man Bates

Fri., July 3, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
phone 734-459-4910

Kick off in this independence day weekend with a solid co headlining performance with Adelaide and E-Man Bates at the Plymouth Roc. They will be shooting the M.S.M.L video too! Bates will be bringing skinny reech and another good opening act. It's a home town show and the first of many this summer. Last time they were there we pushed it to the limit, so make sure you get there early to a good spot! $5
Plymouth Roc Bar (map)
1020 Ann Arbor Rd.
Greater Plymouth Area
phone (734) 459-4190; (734) (FAX)
Adelaide & E-Man Bates

The Hashtag Comedy Show

Fri., July 3, 8 & 10:30 p.m.
phone 734-996-9080

The show that made waves in the Detroit comedy scene is headed back to Ann Arbor! The Hashtag Comedy Show features some of the metro region's top up-and-coming talent and mixes stand-up with social media and audience participation for an unforgettable comedy experience. Hosted by Darnell Anderson, this edition will also feature Ron Taylor, Pat Sievert, Adam Hirzel and Heather Jay. $11ADV - $13 DOS
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase (map)
212 S. 4th Ave.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 996-9080; (734) 665-8811 (FAX)
The Hashtag Comedy Show
Baker's Keyboard Lounge (map)
20510 Livernois
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 345-6300; (313) 345-6303 (FAX)


Fri., July 3, 8 p.m.
phone 586-268-9700

Whitesnake performs with special guest, The Answer. $19.50 - $175
Freedom Hill (map)
14900 Metropolitan Parkway
Greater Detroit Area
phone (586) 268-5100


Fri., July 3, 9 p.m.
phone 313-961-2543

PanaMO is a name combining Panama and Motown. The group performs everything from jazz standards with novel arrangements to original compositions with strong Latin roots. $10
Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)

Common Heroes

Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 734-720-0671

Exhibition celebrating everyday heroes of Delray and Southwest Detroit. Including art by Julianne Lindsey, Phillip R. Patrick, and Scott Brines. This project was made possible in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and generous sponsors: D Mex Printing, Cafe Con Leche, Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel, Evie's Tamales, Detroit Hispanic Lions Club, Ray Lozano, Blick Art Materials, Mama Coo's Boutique, and Thrifty Fair Trading Company. free
Downriver Council for the Arts Gallery (map)
81 Chestnut
phone (734) 720-0671; (734) 720-0673 (FAX)
Common Heroes

Film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ at Midnight Madness

Fri., July 3, 12 a.m.
phone 248-542-5198

Do barbecues bum you out? Are you not really into fireworks? Would you rather sit in a climate-controlled theater than get bitten by bugs while making s’mores around a campfire? If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, chances are you’ll enjoy a midnight screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World much more than any obligatory Fourth of July festivities this year. The screening is part of a weekly series that shows cult classics every Friday and Saturday at midnight. Movie starts at midnight. $7
Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 263-2111
Film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ at Midnight Madness

Rock n Roll Pig Roast 5

Sat., July 4, 12 p.m.

You know the drill: Get there early to stake a claim on a good spot outside to watch the bands all day. Be sure to sip more than you usually would, since you’re starting early, and leave room for tasty barbecue. The bands will be loud and fun (for the most part), and you will see dozens of friends. The Kominas from Boston and Sewers from Australia join local acts Easy Action, Deadly Vipers, James Linck, Heaters, Prude Boys, Detroit 442, and the Moonwalks (our not-to-miss pick as they are psychedelic and excellent). $10
Nancy Whiskey (map)
2644 Harrison St.
phone (313) 962-4247
Rock n Roll Pig Roast 5
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