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- The late Rockets singer Dave Gilbert will be honored at Songs For My Brother, a concert on Sunday featuring performances by Jim Edwards (the Rockets, See Dick Run), t.h.e. Modfather, 2XL with Kim Jensen, Carolyn Striho and Scott Daily, Shotgun Willie, James Dylan McCarty & Two Tone Tobacco and others. The show, emceed by Doug Podell of WCSX-FM, will also celebrate the release of a posthumous Gilbert solo album called “The Visitor.” Doors open at 4 p.m. at Billy’s Tip N’ Inn, 2707 Highland Road, White Lake. Cover is $10, and proceeds will go to help Gilbert’s brother, former Adrenalin singer Marc Gilbert, with medical expenses. Call 248-889-7885 or visit www.billystipninn.com.

- The Detroit Music Awards will use the big screen of this weekend’s Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham to showcase candidates in the video categories for this year’s ceremony. An hour’s worth of videos by artists such as Eliza Neals, Flashclash, the Motor City Horns, Brilliance, Dave Edwards and the Juliets will be show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Palladium 12. Five of them will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Palladium 12. The Infatuations, one of the nominated bands, will perform at an afterparty following the Michigan Film Awards on Saturday at Barrio Tacos and Tequila, 203 Hamilton Road. For more information visit www.uptownfilmfestival.com.

- Flint headbangers It Lies Within prepare for the release of its new album, “Chrysalis,” with a Saint Practice Day show on Friday, March 9, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Shudder, Bat On Fire, Purgatory Grove and others will also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 for 21-and-over at the door and $10 for 18-21 at the door. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

- The Detroit acoustic duo Lac La Belle plays with Orpheum Bell at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $15 general public, $12 for subscribers. Call 734-464-6302 or visit www.trinityhousetheatre.org.

- St. Clair Shores troubadour Paul Nagel will add to Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities at the Southside Parade Party, which runs from 10-7 on Sunday, March 11 at 1927 Michigan Ave. in Detroit’s Corktown section. Visit www.smallsbardetroit.com for more information.

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