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Concert Weekend: Excision, Marillion, Mark Farner, Bill Grogan's Goat and more...
Three bands celebrate new releases with area appearances this weekend. Modern rockers The Plot In You premieres its fourth album, â€śDispose,â€ť with an intimate Q&A at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Society Room at Saint Andrewâ€™s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Admission is free; space limited. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com. ... Lansing headbangers For The Fallen Dreams bring out â€śSixâ€ť on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St. Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. ... And Bill Groganâ€™s Goat casts a â€śThird Eyeâ€ť at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.
â€˘ Grand Funk founder Mark Farner and his American Band play footstompinâ€™ music at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $25-$69. Call 586-268-3200 or visit andiamoitalia.com.
â€˘ British prog rock troupe Marillion makes a rare appearance on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.
â€˘ A blues lineup of Big Ray & the Motor City Kings, Jason Bone & the Pocket Aces and the Big Al Blues Band populates Callahanâ€™s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $15 and $20. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
â€˘ Canadian EDM star Excision (aka Jeff Abel) brings the beats Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$75. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.
â€˘ The Toronto party band Dwayne Gretzky brings covers to the Majestic Cafe, 4120 Woodward Ave., on Friday, Feb. 16. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
â€˘ Duke Robillard joins Jim McCarty & Friends for guitar pyrotechnics at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Callahanâ€™s Music Hall in Auburn Hills. Tickets are $20 and $25. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
â€˘ Former â€śAmerican Idolâ€ť champion Lee DeWyze plays at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $25-$60. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.
â€˘ Grosse Pointeâ€™s John 5, on leave from Rob Zombie, and his band the Creatures play Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit thetokenlounge.com.
â€˘ Country star Justin Moore plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti. Tickets are $29.75-$49.75. Call 734-487-2282 or visit emutix.com
â€˘ Dead Again, Phluffhead and Wire in the Wood play a benefit for Erick Brown, the Detroit man attacked by people he took into his home last month, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Otus Supply in Ferndale. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and will go to the GoFundMe campaign to help Brown with medical and legal expenses. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.
â€˘ Gin Blossoms celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hit album â€śNew Miserable Experienceâ€ť with a show on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St. Detroit. Tickets are $28 and $45. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
â€˘ The Nashville indie pop quartet COIN performs Saturday, Feb. 17, at Saint Andrews Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Aces also perform. Tickets are $23 and $32. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
â€˘ Hard rockers Machine Head bring the noise on Saturday, Feb. 18, to the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
â€˘ R&B chanteuse K. Michelle performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Tickets are $48-$60. Call 313-309-4700 or visit soundboarddetroit.com.
â€˘ British electronic trio Above & Beyond, with Luttrell opening, plays Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
â€˘ Gospel singer Travis Greene praises on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
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