Concert Weekend: JR JR,, Branford Marsalis, Mac DeMarco, Gladys Knight and more...
With a new single, “Same Dark Places,” just out, Detroiters JR JR come home to play Saturday, May 13, at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple, Detroit, where the group’s been recording its next album. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, with some proceeds going to the EJD Foundation for mental health issues and suicide prevention. Call 313-638-2724 or visit themasonic.com.
• Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and vocalist Kurt Elling team up for a night of jazz at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $40-$99. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.
• Lauded Cincinnati blues guitarist Sonny Moorman struts his stuff Friday, May 12, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $15 and $12.50. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
• CJ Ramone — yes, of those Ramones — tops a bill that includes Big Eyes, Smash The Juke Box and Day Jobs on Friday, May 12, at the Majestic Cafe, 4130 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
• Mark Randisi and Aaron Caruso team up to salute Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Luciano Pavarotti at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $39 and $25. Call 586-268-3200 or visit andiamoitalia.com.
• Samantha Fish, not to be confused with Phish, celebrates the recent release of her new album, “Chills & Fever,” on Saturday, May 13, at Callahan’s Music Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
• Buzzed-about Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco celebrates his just-released new album “This Old Dog” with a show Sunday, May 14, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 in advance, $35 day of show. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.
• Motown veterans Gladys Knight and the Commodores groove back to Hitsville’s home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $59.50-$125. Call 313-471-6611 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.
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