10 concerts happening in metro Detroit this week
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Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra
Leonard King has a new spot to host both his Lyman Woodard Organization Orchestra and his own jazz orchestra this year. Theyll be performing their infectious, R&B-inflected brand of supreme jazz awesomeness on the second Wednesday of every other month, at Trinos. Upcoming dates are May 11, Sept. 14, and Nov. 9. Tonights lineup is enormous and exciting, and includes Keith Kaminski and Gary Kwek on soprano saxophones, Justin Walter on trumpet; Carl Horn and Steve Hunte on trombones, Ron English on guitar, Glenn Tucker on organ, James Simonson on bass. Leonard King on drums and vocals, and Mahindi Masai on conga and percussion.
Starts at 9 p.m.; 1464 Gratiot Ave. Detroit; Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students.
Thursday, 1/14 - Muse @ Joe Louis Arena - Muse is an English rock band that has now moved up from performing in larger theaters to performing sold-out arenas around the world. The band released their latest record, Drones, this past summer. The album came out with positive reviews and even landed them a Grammy nomination for best rock album. Unlike most arena shows, Muse has decided to perform in the round, aka in the middle of the arena giving fans a 360-degree view of the band. Up-and-coming band X Ambassadors will be on the tour for support.
Doors at 7:30 p.m.; 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit, MI;olympiaentertainment.com; Tickets $39.50-$74.50.
@ Sound Board
The diva is back! With the voice of a soprano and unparalleled grace, Labelle has sold more than 50 million records worldwide in a career thats spanned 50 years. The singer, songwriter, and actor is commonly identified as the Godmother of Soul, and has been referred to as the High Priestess of Good Vibrations. Awards? Shes got a few. In addition to multiple Grammy Awards, shes been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Do not miss this opportunity to catch this lovely living legend.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com; Tickets are $85, $60 and $50.
Thursday, 1/14 - John Olson, Tarfia Faizullah, Patrick Pantano, and more @ Third Man Records Cass Corridor - The first Third Man Books shindig in Detroit at their new store is an absolute barnburner. Youve got a diverse selection of some of the areas strongest poets: Tarfia Faizullah, Jamaal May, and Jennifer Nelson are each super accomplished and top of their game. And acoustic guitarist Todd Albright will play his 12-string fingerpicked country blues in celebration of his imminent full-length on Jett Plastic. Its a release party event for the zine Life is a Rip Off Part One, which collects those hilarious and on-the-money reviews that Wolf Eyes John Olson (hes on the left in that photo there) posted on his American Tapes website. On top of all of that, its the release party for a nifty photo book by the Dirtbombs Patrick Pantano, which chronicles Detroits music scene as well as his life on the road with that fabulous band. Dont let the worst snowstorm keep you from this one.
Starts at 7:30 p.m.; 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; Admission is free.
Saturday, 1/16 - Chrome Sparks @ Blind Pig -
Chrome Sparks is the project of young wunderkind Jeremy Malvin, a musician and producer living in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor. His newest EP Parallelism was just released on Future Classic to critical acclaim. He probably remains best known for his 2012 track Marijuana, a thumping, fluttering piece of synth-based bass music that unexpectedly set the Internet alight. Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 208 N. First St., Ann Arbor; 734-996-8555; $14.
Saturday, 1/16 - Majical Cloudz @ The UFO Factory - Majical Cloudz is an electronic/indie pop duo composed of Canadian singer/songwriter Devon Welsh and muscian/producer Matthew Otto. The duo released their third album Are You Alone? in October and are touring the U.S. this month. Their live performance is described as electric and raw, claiming praise from critics and fans alike. Their fan base grew after opening up for pop sensation Lorde during her Pure Heroine tour. They will be playing an intimate show at the UFO Factory with support from Montreal-based band She-Devils. Make sure to check them out.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 2110 Trumbull St., Detroit; ufofactory.com; Tickets $13.
Saturday, 1/16 - P.J.s Third Annual Motor City Songbirds Festival @ P.Js Lager House -
P.J.s Lager House in Corktown is hosting its Third Annual Motor City Songbirds Festival with a fantastic lineup. On the bill are singer/songwriters Alison Lewis, Michelle Held, Chrissy Morgan & Bricktown Station, and Emily Rose to name a few. The festival benefits Planned Parenthood and womens right to reproductive health and well-being. If you want to supports Planned Parenthood in a unique way (of course you do its 2016!) and see some great live music, then this festival is right up your alley.
Doors at 7:30 p.m.; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; pjslagerhouse.com; Minimum $10 donation at door to support Planned Parenthood.
Saturday, 1/16 - Mr. Carmack @ Populux - Mr. Carmack is a DJ and producer was born and raised in San Francisco and is heavily influenced by the rise of the electronic dance music scene that is forever growing in todays music landscape. He was shared the stage with many notable DJs like Cashmere Cat and Diplo. He used soft synths and hard beats to get bodies moving and dancing, along with lights, strobes, and visuals. If youre looking to dance and rave this January, Mr. Carmack is the party you need to attend.
Doors at 9:30 p.m.; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI; populuxdetroit.com; Tickets $17.
Sunday, 1/17 - G-Eazy @ Masonic Temple - G-Eazy is a hip-hop recording artist and producer from Oakland, California, and will be hitting up the Masonic Temple for support of his 2015 sophomore release When Its Dark Out. The album was received with mostly positive reviews comparing him to such artists like Drake and Macklemore. This past summer he played the main stage at many music festivals including Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Special guest A$AP Ferg also performs tonight.
Doors at 7 p.m.; 500 Temple St., Detroit; themasonic.com; Tickets $25.00-$42.00.