Rappers Hush, Monica Blaire and Ro Spit and the funk group HotSauce will be Jammin’ For Joseph & the MDA on Friday (March 5) in a benefit for Commerce Township 7-year-old Joseph Penrod, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy two years ago, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $30 and $20, with a $75 VIP mezzanine level that includes a gourmet dinner and pre-show reception. Call 313-961-5451 or visit www.livenation.com.
The 13th annual Metro Times Blowout continues its four-day run Friday and Saturday (March 5-6), with more than 100 acts playing 15 venues in Hamtramck. Besides the nighttime showcases, Saturday’s schedule also includes a 2 p.m. matinee by Mike Anton at Cafe 1923, 2287 Holbrook. Festival wristbands are $18. Visit www.metrotimes.com/blowout for schedules and other information.
Michigan percussion wizard Brae (aka Brandon Husken) celebrates the release of his new album, “Catch You in the End,” on Friday (March 5) in the Pike Room at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Jelly Eyes, Lauren Deming and Andy & the Pandys will also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.