Pontiac will thump with Detroit-bred Ghettotech, House and Breakbeat grooves Friday (Jan. 16) when Belle Isle Brontosaurus, Robert Europe and Michael Bison bring their futuristic sounds to the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. The music starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $8. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot. com.
Award-winning R&B singer Thornetta Davis makes a rare appearance outside the club scene on Saturday (Jan. 17) with her first-ever performance at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for subscribers. Call (734) 464-6302 or visit www. trinityhouse.org.
Up-and-coming bands Sik Mindz of an Ill Society, the Tree Streets, Catalina Wine Mixer, Bite the Curb and Steven Who? will be showcased at Michiganís on the Rise 2009, which takes place Saturday (Jan. 17) at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.
Cantonís Village Theater at Cherry Hill will host Americana and roots music performers from Michigan and around the Great Lakes on Saturday (Jan. 17) as part of the Smokiní Sleddog Records Music Festival. The lineup includes Andre Villoch, Siusan OíRourke & Zig Zeitler, Jamie-Sue Seal, Jason Dennie, Emily Hurd and the Flying Latini Brothers. Showtime is 7 p.m. The Village Theater is located 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Call (734) 394-5300 or visit www.SmokinSleddogRecords. com.