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Concert Weekend: Jay-Z, Pere Ubu, Children of Bodom, jazz and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Jay-Z, joined by Vic Mensa, plays the first rap show at the new Little Caesars Arena at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $29.50-$175.50. Call 313-471-7000 Visit 313Presents.com.

• Robert Bradley celebrates the release of his new album, “Down In The Bend,” with a show on Friday, Nov. 17, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Kenny Brown also performs. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.

• Cleveland rockers Pere Ubu and Mindbeast hunker down on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• Puffhead pays tribute to Phish on Friday, Nov. 17, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.

• Reggae rockers Dirty Heads skank ’n’ roll on Friday, Nov. 17, with the Unlikely Canadians and Tyrone’s Jacket at the Fillmore Detroit. 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$60. Call 313-951-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• William Beckett of The Academy Is ... makes a special DJ appearance at Emo Night Brooklyn on Friday, Nov. 17, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $10. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• The Civic Youth Ensembles’ Civic Jazz Live features some of Detroit’s up-and-coming players under the direction of Marcus Alliot at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at The Cube in the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15 or free with a Paradise Jazz Series subscription. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.

• The Count Basie Orchestra plays favorites at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $19-$105. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.

• Detroit favorite Seduce bring the heavy with Twistin Tarantulas, Dead in 5, and Stompbox on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit tokenlounge.com.

• Trumpeter Kris Johnson and his Group, featuring singer Lulu Fall, performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at The Cube in the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15-$49. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.

• Unique lounge singer Konrad Lee performs his 3,302nd concert — joined by the Hotsy Totsies and the Samurai Arkestra — on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, 715 E. Milwaukee Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 313-873-2955 or visit tangentgallery.com.

• The all-female band Lez Zeppelin brings a whole lotta love to Ferndale on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• The Security Project plays the music of Peter Gabriel “and beyond” on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Callahan’s Music Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $25. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.

• Saxophonist Dave McMurray and his trio play a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Jazz Cafe in Detroit’s Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

• California rockers She Wants Revenge play with the Cosmonauts on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Knuckle Puck brings its punchy pop-punk sound to town on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Saint Andrews Hall, with Movements and Homesafe in town. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Finnish death metal kings Children of Bodom celebrate their 20th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Majestic Theatre. Carach Angren, Lost Society and Uncured are also on the bill. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance, $30 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Long Island rapper Hoodie Allen is joined by Luke Christopher and Myles Parrish on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Saint Andrews Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $33 and $48. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

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