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Concert Weekend: Hamtramck Music Festival, Barenaked Ladies, TobyMac and more...
The 4th Annual Hamtramck Music Festival features 180 bands playing in 22 venues around the city through Saturday, March 4, with a special pop-up record shop brunch from 11-3 on Sunday, March 5. Weekend wristbands are $10. Visit 2027.hamtramckmusicfestival.com for the full schedule and other details. -- Gary Graff
Longtime favorites Barenaked Ladies play a rare small venue show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, SoundBoard in the Motor City Casino and Hotel (where $1,000,000 means something), 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $53-$63. Call 1-866-782-9622 or visit soundboarddetroit.com.
Israeli electronic rockers Infected Mushroom trip into town Friday, March 3, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Tickets are $15-$20 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.
Veteran metro area singer-songwriter Stewart Francke performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $20 public, $17 subscribers. Call 734-464-6302 or visit trinityhousetheatre.org.
The original Lost Planet Airman -- and University of Michigan alumnus -- Commander Cody (aka George Frayne IV) -- offers a "Return To The Ozone" at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $25-$30. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
"MJ Live -- Michael Jackson Tribute," starring Jalles Franca, moonwalks into town with all the iconic hits at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15-$55.50. Call 313-471-6611 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.
The smooth jazz trio of Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler and Marion Meadows plays two shows, 7 and 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 4, at the Flagstar Bank Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Tickets are $59-$99. Call 248-221-5128 or visit flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com.
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Michigan natives now based in Nashville, bring their Americana sound to Ferndale's Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, on Saturday, March 4. The Understorey opens. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160. or visit otusupply.com.
Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks celebrates the release of his first new album in 10 years, "Times Have Changed," with a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Callahan's Music Hall. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
Veteran rap trio The Lox, along with Uncle Murda, plays Saturday, March 4, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
Florida modern rockers We the Kings celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album Saturday, March 4, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
Christian pop favorite TobyMac headlines the Hits Deep Tour with Matt Maher, Mandisa, Third Day's Mac Powell, Capital Kings and more at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets are $15-$69.75. Call 248-377-0100 or visit palacenet.com.
New York trio AJR brings the platinum pop of "I'm Ready" and more to the Shelter on Sunday, March 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.50. Call 313-961-8137 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com. -- Gary Graff
For interviews with these and other acts playing the metro area during the next week, visit TheOaklandPress.com/Entertainment.
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