14 metro Detroit acts you should see this summer if you can

     

It's hard to keep track of all the legit shows featuring the area's best local favorites, so we made a bucket list for you. We even told you when and where you can see them. You're welcome.

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Britney Stoney: Slated at #2 on our list of Best New Bands in 2015, you have plenty of chances to see the neo-soul singer, song writer, and playwright this summer:
June 18 @ MOCAD,
July 16 @ Concert of Colors
July 21 @ Grand Circus Park
Britney Stoney: Slated at #2 on our list of Best New Bands in 2015, you have plenty of chances to see the neo-soul singer, song writer, and playwright this summer: June 18 @ MOCAD, July 16 @ Concert of Colors July 21 @ Grand Circus Park
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CAPTWOLF: These hip hop genre mashers are truly unique to Detroit. Catch their performance @ Third Man Records in Cass Corridor on June 23rd.
CAPTWOLF: These hip hop genre mashers are truly unique to Detroit. Catch their performance @ Third Man Records in Cass Corridor on June 23rd.
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Clear Soul Forces: self described as "the answer to everything that you ever questioned about hip hop," this killer group will leave no questions unanswered when they headline the Majestic on June 21 with a huge cast of local openers.
Clear Soul Forces: self described as "the answer to everything that you ever questioned about hip hop," this killer group will leave no questions unanswered when they headline the Majestic on June 21 with a huge cast of local openers.
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Deadbeat Beat: There's a reason this group has been mentioned already as opening for every other good band. 
Catch them on June 20th @ UFO Factory
June 24th @ El Club
July 29-31 BFF Fest @ El Club
Deadbeat Beat: There's a reason this group has been mentioned already as opening for every other good band. Catch them on June 20th @ UFO Factory June 24th @ El Club July 29-31 BFF Fest @ El Club
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Dianna Ross: on recovery from a recent auto accident, this is THE Chene park summer series event. July 30th. Chene park. Be there.
Dianna Ross: on recovery from a recent auto accident, this is THE Chene park summer series event. July 30th. Chene park. Be there.
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George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic: There's no need to introduce this man or P-Funk. This show will be quite the experience.  August 26 - the final 2016 4th Fridays event at Campus Martius Park.
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic: There's no need to introduce this man or P-Funk. This show will be quite the experience. August 26 - the final 2016 4th Fridays event at Campus Martius Park.
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The Gories: the classic garage-rock powerhouse doesn't play too often anymore, but you can catch them this summer with a killer local line up on August 5th supported by Pretty Ghouls and Mexican Knives @ El Club.
The Gories: the classic garage-rock powerhouse doesn't play too often anymore, but you can catch them this summer with a killer local line up on August 5th supported by Pretty Ghouls and Mexican Knives @ El Club.
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Growwing Pains: Self-described as "anxiety-pop," this group never fails to provide something new and interesting with their ever-evolving sound. Listen to their catchy and melodic punk tunes at their upcoming shows:
June 20th @ UFO Factory with Deadbeat Beat and Savoy Motel
July 2nd @ UFO Factory with Fred Thomas
Growwing Pains: Self-described as "anxiety-pop," this group never fails to provide something new and interesting with their ever-evolving sound. Listen to their catchy and melodic punk tunes at their upcoming shows: June 20th @ UFO Factory with Deadbeat Beat and Savoy Motel July 2nd @ UFO Factory with Fred Thomas
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Kickstand Band: this sunny power-pop-punk duo is headling on June 18 @ El Cub with plenty of other local talent.
Kickstand Band: this sunny power-pop-punk duo is headling on June 18 @ El Cub with plenty of other local talent.
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Mexican Knives: I know they were just mentioned, but they deserve their own spot on this list. Their only other posted show so far this summer is on July 12th @ Painted Lady in Hamtramck.
Mexican Knives: I know they were just mentioned, but they deserve their own spot on this list. Their only other posted show so far this summer is on July 12th @ Painted Lady in Hamtramck.
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Mountains and Rainbows: almost every local's favorite band, who has a record release show on the 24th @ El Club with Deadbeat Beat, Bonny Doon, and Feelings. 'Nuff said.
Mountains and Rainbows: almost every local's favorite band, who has a record release show on the 24th @ El Club with Deadbeat Beat, Bonny Doon, and Feelings. 'Nuff said.
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Protomartyr: these post-punkers have been riding the high of their last album, The Agent Intellect, and will surely carry over their tour energy at BFF Fest on July 29-31 @ El Club.
Protomartyr: these post-punkers have been riding the high of their last album, The Agent Intellect, and will surely carry over their tour energy at BFF Fest on July 29-31 @ El Club.
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Pity Sex: hailing from Ann Arbor, this shoegaze band will leave your head filled with beautifully fuzzy melodies. They also just released a new album.  Catch them on July 10th @ El Club.
Pity Sex: hailing from Ann Arbor, this shoegaze band will leave your head filled with beautifully fuzzy melodies. They also just released a new album. Catch them on July 10th @ El Club.
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Whiskey Charmers: Their debut album was been nominated for a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Recording. For fans of country and folk alike, with tons of upcoming shows:
June 18 - @ Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort, MI
June 24 -  Fundraiser for Children’s Leukemia Foundation @ Eastern Market- Detroit
July 3 - Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Ann Arbor, MI – 6pm -  Old Town Tavern – Ann Arbor, MI – 8pm
July 8 @ Veritas Cork and Craft – Toledo, OH
July 9 @ Northville Winery – Northville
and even more dates here.
Whiskey Charmers: Their debut album was been nominated for a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Recording. For fans of country and folk alike, with tons of upcoming shows: June 18 - @ Stormcloud Brewing in Frankfort, MI June 24 - Fundraiser for Children’s Leukemia Foundation @ Eastern Market- Detroit July 3 - Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Ann Arbor, MI – 6pm - Old Town Tavern – Ann Arbor, MI – 8pm July 8 @ Veritas Cork and Craft – Toledo, OH July 9 @ Northville Winery – Northville and even more dates here.
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