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Another bountiful weekend of concert options in the Detroit metro
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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This weekend's concert scene will spotlight homegrown talent from all over the musical spectrum...The rap duo Twiztid downsizes to host its Green Book Party on Friday, Aug. 19, at The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com...Detroit Americana rockers the 44 Territories celebrate the release of their first EP, "Story," on Friday, Aug. 19, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the bill includes Nina & the Buffalo Riders, American Mars and Escaping Pavement. Tickets are $7. CAll 248-820-5596 or visit thelovingtouchferndale.com...Motown legends the Four Tops make what's becoming their annual appearance with the Beach Boys -- and Local 4 Super Singer Briana Seaborn opening -- at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway at Schoenherr Road, Sterling Heights. Tickets are $25-$89 pavilion, $10 lawn. Call (248) 377-0100 or visit palacenet.com...And while Don Henley is not from Detroit, he'll certainly be paying tribute to his Eagles partner and Royal Oak native Glenn Frey when Henley brings his own band to the meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the Oakland University campus in Rochester Hills at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are $89.50-$149.50 pavilion, $30 lawn. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

Also Playing:

Love the 90s? Then the I Love The 90s Tour -- with Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base is for you at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets are $35-$75 pavilion, $25 lawn with a $75 lawn four-pack. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

Prog rock veterans Yes play half of "Tales From Topographic Oceans" and all of "Drama" at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50 pavilion, $20 lawn. Call (586) 268-5100 or visit palacenet.com.

Gov't Mule and Blackberry Smoke have combined forces for the Smokin' Mule 2016 Summer Tour, which stops at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Tickets are $25-$49.50 pavilion, $25 lawn with a $75 lawn four-pack. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

A trio of country mavericks -- Hank Williams Jr., Chris Stapleton and Jack Ingram -- roll out the tunes at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Tickets are $34.50-$105 pavilion, $29.50 lawn with a $90 lawn four-pack. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com

Punk rock heroes X hunker down at Detroit's El Club, 4114 Vernor Highway, for a two-night residency Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, playing their debut album "Los Angeles" the first night and it's follow-up, "Wild Gift," the second. John Speck and Timmy's Organism are the respective opening acts. Tickets are $35. Visit elcluddetroit.com

Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Ashanti, with the Marcus Douglas Band featuring Kiko, performs at 8 .m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at SoundBoard in the Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $40-$53. Call 800-745-3000 or visit soundboarddetroit.com.

Shock Rob Zombie, along with Korn and In This Moment, play at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Tickets are $29.50-$69.50 pavilion, $25 lawn with a $75 lawn four-pack. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.

Newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes brings his first-ever U.S. solo tour to Westland on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. Call 734-513-5030 or visit thetokenlounge.com. -- Gary Graff

For Sound Check interviews with these and other acts playing in the metro area during the next week, visit TheOaklandPress.com/Entertainment

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