Local space-pop troupe the Great Fiction celebrates the release of not one, but two new CDs, as well as a DVD documentary about the band called “Hiding Under Covers,” on Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Javelins and Mason Proper will also play. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.
Detroit blues legend Alberta Adams celebrates her 81st birthday, as well as the release of her new album, “Detroit is My Home,” at 9 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 23) at Cliff Bell’s, 2020 Park Ave., Detroit. She’ll be backed by RJ’s Rhythm Rockers at the show. Cover is $5. Call (313) 961-2543 or visit www.
Bush Pilots rock out Saturday (Aug. 23) at Bullfrogs Bar & Grill, 2225 Ortonville Road, Ortonville. The music starts at 10 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Call (248) 627-7755 or visit www. bullfrogsbarandgrill.com.
The Ann Arbor-based jam band Back Forty cuts loose with its “down home funkgrass” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 24) at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15. Call (734) 761-1451 or visit www.theark.org.