March 15, 2016

10 concerts happening in metro Detroit this week

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Thursday, 3/17 -
Quantic
@ The Loving Touch -
Quantic is electronic music that doesn’t fir the stereotype. Quantic is actually producer and musician Will Holland. He plays and samples so many different styles that his music is actually refreshing. If you head out to see him, you will hear the common dance floor aesthetic but with jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and Colombian stylings. Holland will also be joined on this tour with a live band that includes a percussionist/drummer and frequent Quantic collaborator Sylvester Onyejiaka on horns and keys. 
Doors at 8 p.m.; 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
Thursday, 3/17 - Quantic @ The Loving Touch - Quantic is electronic music that doesn’t fir the stereotype. Quantic is actually producer and musician Will Holland. He plays and samples so many different styles that his music is actually refreshing. If you head out to see him, you will hear the common dance floor aesthetic but with jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and Colombian stylings. Holland will also be joined on this tour with a live band that includes a percussionist/drummer and frequent Quantic collaborator Sylvester Onyejiaka on horns and keys. Doors at 8 p.m.; 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show.
Thursday, 3/17 -
Boyz II Men
@ Sound Board -
This is a special event benefiting Goodwill Detroit. Both American Idol contestant Keri Lynn Roche and iconic R&B act Boyz II Men will participate in the Harmonies & Hope fundraiser. Proceeds go to Goodwill’s job training, education, and placement programs. Boyz II Men remains the best-selling R&B group of all time, with more than 60 million albums sold over the course of their career.
Doors at 8 p.m.; 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com; Tickets are $40, $45, and $60.
Thursday, 3/17 - Boyz II Men @ Sound Board - This is a special event benefiting Goodwill Detroit. Both American Idol contestant Keri Lynn Roche and iconic R&B act Boyz II Men will participate in the Harmonies & Hope fundraiser. Proceeds go to Goodwill’s job training, education, and placement programs. Boyz II Men remains the best-selling R&B group of all time, with more than 60 million albums sold over the course of their career. Doors at 8 p.m.; 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com; Tickets are $40, $45, and $60.
Friday, 3/18 -
Darlingside
@ The Ark -
Here’s a handsome crew sure to appeal to young and old. Four dudes cluster around a single microphone. They effortlessly draw audiences into their lovely musical world. None other than David Fricke of Rolling Stone has described them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” Elements of folk, bluegrass, chamber pop, and even barbershop play a part in their unique, Starbucks-ready sound.
Doors at 7 p.m.; 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; theark.org; $15.
Friday, 3/18 - Darlingside @ The Ark - Here’s a handsome crew sure to appeal to young and old. Four dudes cluster around a single microphone. They effortlessly draw audiences into their lovely musical world. None other than David Fricke of Rolling Stone has described them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” Elements of folk, bluegrass, chamber pop, and even barbershop play a part in their unique, Starbucks-ready sound. Doors at 7 p.m.; 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; theark.org; $15.
Friday, 3/18 -
Shearwater
@ The Loving Touch -
Shearwater has been touring and releasing music for years now, but since they linked up with Sub Pop Records in 2013, they’ve never been better. Lead singer Jonathan Meiburg has been at the core of the band for years and his musical stylings are always influential on the band. Their latest release, Jet Plane and Oxbow, sounds like nothing the band has done before. They are following the path of other indie-pop bands like Chvrches and City and Colour. Some light synth and drum machines make for an ’80s-inspired album. Meiburg even sounds like Bowie on the lead single “Quiet Americans.”
Doors at 8 p.m.; 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com; $12.
Friday, 3/18 - Shearwater @ The Loving Touch - Shearwater has been touring and releasing music for years now, but since they linked up with Sub Pop Records in 2013, they’ve never been better. Lead singer Jonathan Meiburg has been at the core of the band for years and his musical stylings are always influential on the band. Their latest release, Jet Plane and Oxbow, sounds like nothing the band has done before. They are following the path of other indie-pop bands like Chvrches and City and Colour. Some light synth and drum machines make for an ’80s-inspired album. Meiburg even sounds like Bowie on the lead single “Quiet Americans.” Doors at 8 p.m.; 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com; $12.
Saturday, 3/19 -
800beloved
@ PJ’s Lager House -
800beloved has been on a long and winding road to get to where they are now. After releasing their debut album Bouquet on Valentine’s Day in 2009, the band has been pretty hush since. They reconvened to make their third studio album, Some Kind of Distortion, in August, and the band sounds more focused and energized than before. They are playing a string of local shows to promote the album and are heading back in the studio soon to make a fourth. They will be joined by Grand Rapids rock band Dear Tracks. 
Doors at 8 p.m.; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; Tickets $12.
Saturday, 3/19 - 800beloved @ PJ’s Lager House - 800beloved has been on a long and winding road to get to where they are now. After releasing their debut album Bouquet on Valentine’s Day in 2009, the band has been pretty hush since. They reconvened to make their third studio album, Some Kind of Distortion, in August, and the band sounds more focused and energized than before. They are playing a string of local shows to promote the album and are heading back in the studio soon to make a fourth. They will be joined by Grand Rapids rock band Dear Tracks. Doors at 8 p.m.; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; Tickets $12.
Saturday, 3/19 -
Corktown Popes
@ The Magic Bag -
If you haven’t heard of Corktown Popes, let us introduce you to your new favorite drinking band. They even say that every show is an open bar. The band has been busy recording and writing their newest album. They have been collaborating with a number of extra musicians to get a different feel and groove for the new album. The band has chosen local hot spot The Magic Bag to share their hard work with Detroit. The Popes will be joined by the Brunswick Brawler and Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men. 
Doors at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; themagicbag.com; Tickets $10.
Saturday, 3/19 - Corktown Popes @ The Magic Bag - If you haven’t heard of Corktown Popes, let us introduce you to your new favorite drinking band. They even say that every show is an open bar. The band has been busy recording and writing their newest album. They have been collaborating with a number of extra musicians to get a different feel and groove for the new album. The band has chosen local hot spot The Magic Bag to share their hard work with Detroit. The Popes will be joined by the Brunswick Brawler and Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men. Doors at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; themagicbag.com; Tickets $10.
Saturday, 3/19 -
Denis Celic
@ V Nightclub -
Surely you know by now that nearly every Saturday night is a killer banging rager in the style of killer banging rager Saturday night parties in Las Vegas at V Nightclub. V has been rated one of the top 100 nightclubs in the country. Its state-of-the-art sound and lighting set the stage for special guest Denis Celic to deliver the spiciest in Detroit house and techno. So what are you waiting for? Get dressed up, head out, and get right on down.
Doors at 9 p.m.; 1777 Third St., Detroit; mgmgranddetroit.com/v-nightclub; 313-465-1650.
Saturday, 3/19 - Denis Celic @ V Nightclub - Surely you know by now that nearly every Saturday night is a killer banging rager in the style of killer banging rager Saturday night parties in Las Vegas at V Nightclub. V has been rated one of the top 100 nightclubs in the country. Its state-of-the-art sound and lighting set the stage for special guest Denis Celic to deliver the spiciest in Detroit house and techno. So what are you waiting for? Get dressed up, head out, and get right on down. Doors at 9 p.m.; 1777 Third St., Detroit; mgmgranddetroit.com/v-nightclub; 313-465-1650.
Saturday, 3/19 -
10th Annual Motor City Blues Festival
@ Fox Theatre -
Nothing brings you out of a winter slump than a night full of the blues. 
The Motor City Blues Festival is celebrating its 10th year with a lineup of fantastic blues musicians. The lineup features Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, TK Soul, Theodis Ealey, Bigg Robb, and the fantastic Shirley Brown (do yourself a favor and listen to her song “Woman to Woman”).
Doors at 8 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets $48, $56, $63, and $78.50.
Saturday, 3/19 - 10th Annual Motor City Blues Festival @ Fox Theatre - Nothing brings you out of a winter slump than a night full of the blues. The Motor City Blues Festival is celebrating its 10th year with a lineup of fantastic blues musicians. The lineup features Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, TK Soul, Theodis Ealey, Bigg Robb, and the fantastic Shirley Brown (do yourself a favor and listen to her song “Woman to Woman”). Doors at 8 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets $48, $56, $63, and $78.50.
Saturday, 3/19 -
Trap King Explosion
@ Masonic Temple -
Even though we still can’t get “Trap Queen” out of our head from this summer (thanks, Fetty Wap), we are even more excited for the Trap King Explosion takeover at the Masonic Temple. The event, headlined by T.I., who recently switched labels and is now working under Jay Z’s Roc Nation for the distribution of his anticipated album The Dime Trap. Alongside T.I., there will be performances from Young Thug, Young Dro, and Kash Doll. Trap music has been increasing in popularity the last few years, so you won’t want to miss the artists pushing this genre forward. 
Doors at 7 p.m.; 500 Temple Ave., Detroit; Tickets $55-$100.
Saturday, 3/19 - Trap King Explosion @ Masonic Temple - Even though we still can’t get “Trap Queen” out of our head from this summer (thanks, Fetty Wap), we are even more excited for the Trap King Explosion takeover at the Masonic Temple. The event, headlined by T.I., who recently switched labels and is now working under Jay Z’s Roc Nation for the distribution of his anticipated album The Dime Trap. Alongside T.I., there will be performances from Young Thug, Young Dro, and Kash Doll. Trap music has been increasing in popularity the last few years, so you won’t want to miss the artists pushing this genre forward. Doors at 7 p.m.; 500 Temple Ave., Detroit; Tickets $55-$100.
Saturday, 3/19 -
The Wiccans
@ UFO Factory -
Celebrate the equinox with the psychedelic sludge-prog of our fabulous Wiccans. This is seriously hypnotic, riff-heavy stuff, but it’s twisted as well. Synth squeals collide with unexpected flute runs, and it never sounds like Jethro Tull. The vocals are chanted like incantations far more often than they’re sung. Wear very comfortable shoes, because you’re liable to be stuck in place with serious slackjaw the first time you behold this strange, great band.
Doors at 8 p.m.; 2110 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; ufofactory.com; $7.
Saturday, 3/19 - The Wiccans @ UFO Factory - Celebrate the equinox with the psychedelic sludge-prog of our fabulous Wiccans. This is seriously hypnotic, riff-heavy stuff, but it’s twisted as well. Synth squeals collide with unexpected flute runs, and it never sounds like Jethro Tull. The vocals are chanted like incantations far more often than they’re sung. Wear very comfortable shoes, because you’re liable to be stuck in place with serious slackjaw the first time you behold this strange, great band. Doors at 8 p.m.; 2110 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; ufofactory.com; $7.