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Joan Belgrave Quartet

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Joan Belgrave was pretty much born to do this. The soulful jazz vocalist from Detroit began her music career at just 3 years old, soon receiving vocal training from University of Michigan professor Dr. Willis Patterson. Her career was taken to the next level when she started collaborating with her husband, the late jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who she made five records with. On Friday, she’ll be joined by pianist Zen Zadravec, bassist Ibrahim Jones, and drummer Brandon Williams for two sets at Ann Arbor’s new Blue LLama Jazz Club.

Electric 6

Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Small's 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$16

This is a 20-year milestone double-whammy. Hamtramck bar Small’s and heavy hitting rock band Electric Six were both founded in 1999, and both are now institutions in their own rights. Small’s celebrated its big 2-0 with a birthday bash last month. Meanwhile, E6 celebrated by doing the only thing it knows how to do: by releasing another record of high-octane rock ’n’ roll. The band released its 14th (!) studio record, Bride of the Devil, last year, and it might be its most political record yet. Well, sort of. “The title track, a radio anthem, is where it all becomes clear that The Devil is a metaphor for Russia, and the United States is the young girl who is seduced, corrupted, and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the Beast,” a press release for the record reads. “It’s all there in black and white.” The band is making a Hamtramck stop as part of its “Russia, If You’re Listening Tour.” DaveTV, described as “a nostalgic video and audio dance music experience from E6 guitarist Da Ve” will start things off, and the night ends with Thirstwave, Small’s long-running alternative dance party.

Paint Thinner

Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Outer Limits Lounge 5507 Caniff St., Hamtramck Greater Hamtramck Area

Detroit punk band Paint Thinner has been putting in the work. The band only released its first LP, The Sea of Pulp, in February, and is already dropping follow-up Hagioscope to the Heart this week, with a record release show on Friday. While the band is new-ish to the scene, its members are not, featuring personnel from Detroit rock acts Terrible Twos, Fontana, Frustrations, and Human Eye. On Hagioscope, you can hear the band flexing: “Sue” is a nearly six-and-a-half-minute slow-burn, while “Vision Quest” ratchets up the tension with screaming vocals with a hypnotic bassline. “This isn’t anger, and this isn’t escapism. This is catharsis,” the band writes on its Bandcamp page. “Hagioscope is perhaps best understood as the sound of a band becoming, however unwillingly, comfortable with themselves.” Milk Bath and X! Records head honcho Scott X! are also on the bill.

Glow with Bevlove and friends

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 p.m.
Deluxx Fluxx 1274 Library St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Bevlove is the Detroit R&B singer so fabulous that she graced the cover of Metro Times twice in one year. And her fabulosity is also such that she holds down a monthly night at Deluxx Fluxx, where she performs between sets from a lineup of DJs curated by her. Saturday’s event features DJs Sky Jetta, DJ Limelightz, and Xmillion.

Edgefest 2019

Wed., Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor Kerrytown

Returning to push jazz to the limit is Edgefest — the four-day experimental avant jazz fest produced by Kerrytown Music House, which makes its return to Ann Arbor with a roster of artists carrying the torch for the improvisational and collaborative genre. The award-winning fest, which was founded in 1997, will once again host dozens of players and composer-performers from all over the country, as well as their ensembles, many of whom will be joined by Michigan area performers. This year will see performances that pay homage to West Coast-inspired music with performances by by Oluyemi Thomas’ Positive Knowledge, William Hooker Remembrance trio, Myra Melford Combo, Tad Weed Tribute, Cycle of Restoration, Andrew Bishop’s New and Used, Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia Quartet, and others. (734) 769-2999; (734) 769-7791 (FAX)

deadmau5 / CUBE V3-2019 Tour

Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 & 8 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 & 8 p.m.
The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$39.50-$500


Vinnie Caruana

Fri., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
El Club 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit Southwest

Buy Tickets$12-$15

tobi lou

Fri., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
The Shelter 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$15


The Steel Woods

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
The Machine Shop 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15

(810) 715-2650

Friday Night Live! Ashley Bathgate

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


The Mersey Beatles

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Buy Tickets$17 - $45 VIP

The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary tribute band. The lads grew up as childhood and schoolmate friends, just like the Beatles! They are the official Beatles tribute band representing the City of Liverpool and for over a decade, were the resident tribute band at The Cavern Club, the nightclub in Liverpool, England, where The Beatles perfected their act before launching a global rock music revolution in the 1960s. (734) 394-5300

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 & 8 p.m.
The Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd., Westland Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$20

Rickie Lee Jones

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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Actors + Bootblacks

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Small's 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$12

Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham will

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Trinity House Theatre 38840 W. Six Mile Rd., Livonia Greater Detroit Area

(734) 464-6302

Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra Season Premiere

Fri., Oct. 18, 8-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12+

Join the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra for its season premiere on Friday, October 18, 2019, 8 P.M. at Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave. The program is titled “City Streets, Country Roads” and is comprised of four pieces by American composers that evoke a sense of place. Included on the program are Quiet City by Aaron Copland and An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Tickets for open seating are on sale now: Adult $15.00 each; Students and Seniors (60+) $12 each; Age 18-&-under Free. Purchase tickets at the concert or online at 248-549-0262

Denis Matsuev, piano

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

(734) 764-2538

The Chieftains

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Buy from Ticketmaster$28-$53

Keller Williams & the Accidentals

Fri., Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m.
Saint Andrew's Hall 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$29.50


Bruno Furlan

Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m.
The Grasshopper Underground 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy from Ticketmaster$5-$10

(248) 298-0330

The Kris Kurzawa Group Plays Frank Zappa

Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m.
Cadieux Cafe 4300 Cadieux Rd., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$10

(313) 882-8560; (313) 882-6839 (FAX)

The Trifinity (Yheti x Toadface x Mt. Analogue)

Fri., Oct. 18, 9:30 p.m.
Magic Stick 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy from Ticketmaster$15+

(313) 833-9700

Mind Dive

Fri., Oct. 18, 10 p.m.
Bleu Detroit 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy Tickets$0-$330

(313) 974-7799; (313) (FAX)

The 4th Annual Wow Event

Sat., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m.
Burton Manor 27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$45.00 Adults $25.00 Kids 17 and below

I am personally inviting you to join us. This is a powerful time, and we must come together. Meet Me Here.THIS IS FOR THE YOUTH The 2019 WOW Event will be a day to remember. A day of transformation fabulous entertainment , great food and music, unique vendors and more! You don't want to miss this life time event. Contact Dr. Tunishai Ford at (734) 285-2041 734-285-2041

DIME Detroit Open House

Sat., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.

(313) 223-1600

The Detroit Blues Heritage Series presents " Detroit Rockabilly Blues"

Sat., Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Scarab Club 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit Midtown

The Detroit Blues Heritage Series will present Detroit Rockabilly Blues. This event will take place at the Historic Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth in Detroit’s Cultural Center. A $10.00 admission charge is requested. This event will feature George Bedard and the Kingpins. George Bedard is a seminal figure on the Michigan roots music scene. In the 1960’s, while teaching himself guitar, George expanded his musical horizons by listening to all the Blues greats. By the 1970’s he had teamed up the Guitarist Steve Nardella and formed the very popular band the Silvertones, which became Ann Arbor's most popular Blues Band 313-831-1250

The Wonder Years

Sat., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.
Saint Andrew's Hall 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$23


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