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A typically busy concert weekend in the Detroit metro
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen are often mentioned in the same breath, and now they'll be on stage together -- sort of -- this weekend. The latest edition of Tributesville features two locally based groups, the Seger salute Lookin' Back and the Springsteen-themed the Boss Revue, teaming up at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at 59 West, 786 Highland Road in Highland. Tickets are $30 and $45. Call 248-889-3004 or visit Tributesville.com for more details. Meanwhile, you can get a taste of 60s rock on Saturday, Nov. 12, with the tribute bands Live The Who and Carry On (Crosby, Stills & Nash) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 248-544-3030 or visit themagicbag.com.

Also Playing:

The veteran Detroit alternative rock troupe His Name Is Alive celebrates the release of its new album, "Patterns Of Light," Friday night, Nov. 11, at El Club, 4115 W. Vernor Highway. Paint Thinner also performs. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit eldclubdetroit.com.

British rockers The 1975 play at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti.

Call 734-487-2282 or visit emutix.com. Tickets are $20-$45.

Ontario's Arkells perform with Darcys on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16. Call 248-544-3030 or visit themagicbag.com.

J. Geils Band frontman and adopted so of Detroit Peter Wolf plays a solo show Saturday, Nov. 12, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 313-961-8358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

Timmy's Organism, Wolf Eyes, Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor, Nik Turner's Hawkind and more are part of a big lineup for Echo Fest on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 248-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

Veteran Detroit hard rock troupe Seduce regroups for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Dead In 5, Mound Road Engine, the RatRods and Detroit Perfect will also play. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 734-513-5030 or visit thetokenlounge.com.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band brings its 50th anniversary tour to town at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at SoundBoard in the Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Blvd., Detroit. Tickets are $25-$40. Call 313-309-4700 or visit motorcitycasino.com.

Rowdy R&B songstress Millie Jackson comes to town -- with friends Latimore, Bobby Rush, Jessie James and Theodos Ealey in tow -- at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $65 and $55. Call 313-832-7100 or visit themasonic.com.

CRX, the new band formed by Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, makes its Detroit debut Saturday, Nov. 12, at El Club. Streets of Laredo and the Gloomies are also on the bill. Tickets are $13. Visit elclubdetroit.com.

Americana rockers Judah & the Lion roll up from Nashville to play with the Greeting Committee on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.90-$45. Call 248-544-3030 or visit themagicbag.com.

At 77 we don't see Gordon Lightfoot as much as we used to, but Mackinac City's Mike Fornes fills the breach with a tribute show that plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Tickets are $20-$58. Call 586-286-2222 or visit macombcenter.com.

Jazzy multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson blows his horn, and more, on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$45. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com. -- Gary Graff

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

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