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Detroit-based national metal faves the Black Dahlia Murder headbangs with the homies Friday (Feb. 15) at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 3 Inches of Blood, Hate Eternal and Decrepit Birth are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www. majesticdetroit.com.

The Dirty Dog, the new jazz restaurant established by the principals of the annual Detroit International Jazz Festival, continues its grand opening week with performances by bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Carl Allen, joined by vocalist Jennifer Sanon and pianist George Colligan. The music starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Feb. 15-16). There is no cover for diners. The Dirty Dog is at 97 Kercheval St., Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 882-5299.

Detroit garage rock veterans the Dirtbombs celebrate the release of their latest album, “We Have You Surrounded,” Saturday (Feb. 16) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Detroit Jazz Master Donald Walden will be honored at A Cause Celebre’ on Sunday (Feb. 17) at Arturo’s Restaurant & Jazz Theater, 25333 W. 12 Mile Road in the AMC Star Theater Complex. Barry Harris, Geri Allen and Walden’s own group, the Free Radicals will perform at the fete, which begins at 2 p.m. The $35 admission can only be purchased in advance and includes a buffet. Call (248) 357-6009 or visit www. arturosjazz.com.

Those in the mood for more (and less pricey) jazz might want to check out pianist Cliff Monear and his Jazz Group at the February edition of B’Jazz Vespers on Sunday (Feb. 17) at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates Street, Birmingham. The show runs from 6-8 p.m., with a nondenominational worship service at intermission. Admission is free, and a collection will be taken for the musicians. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

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