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A full slate of concerts for the weekend...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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The outdoor concert season's last blast takes place Friday, Sept. 30, when the Chill On The Hill offers 11 bands -- including Bastille, The Used, Pierce The Veil, Beartooth, Billy Talent and, our favorite, Man Eating Lion -- on two stages starting at 2 p.m. at the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway at Schoenherr, Sterling Heights. Tickets are $60 in pavilion $40 lawn in advance, $75 and $50 day of show, with a $220 and $139 four-packs, respectively. Call (586) 268-5100 or visit palacenet.com.

Also playing...

Brian Wilson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys' classic Pet Sounds -- with co-founder Al Jardine and Bonnie Chaplin in tow -- at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at The Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $29.95-$125. Call 313-471-6611 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.

Soulful Texas singer-songwriter Leon Bridges performs Friday, Sept. 30, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 and $35. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

British rock trio Ash celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album "1977" by playing it in its entirety on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St. Detroit. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $19.77 (of course). Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet rings in fall at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $30. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

Icelandic modern rockers Sigur Ros are playing their first tour with just its core trio and no auxiliary musicians and will stop on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $31.50-$71.560. Call 313-471-6611 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.

Detroit's JR JR comes home for a special balcony show presented by Humble Design on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

The Kingbees will celebrate the reissue of their second and final album, "The Big Rock" from 1981, with a show on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-544-3030 or visit themagicbag.com.

The 21st Big '80s Flashback Bash celebrates the 40th anniversary of punk rock with tribute bands Clashback (the Clash), Fabulous Disaster (Sex Pistols) and the DDT's (The Ramones), as well as the Zotz, Red September and Walkin' Talkin' Toxins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Admission is $6 with proceeds going to Hater Kitty Rescue Army. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.

Detroit Soul Explosion features performances by L.J. Reynolds & the Dramatics, Deniece Williams, the Flaming Emeralds and more, with comedian Mike Bonner serving as emcee at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Music Hall Center. Tickets are $50-$70. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

The Canadian electro rock duo Crystal Castles plays Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guidance is also on the bill. Tickets are $20. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com

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

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