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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, “Dispose,” with an intimate Q&A at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Society Room at Saint Andrew’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 “Six” on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St. Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. ... And Bill Grogan’s Goat casts a “Third Eye” 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.
• Grand Funk founder Mark Farner and his American Band play footstompin’ 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.
• 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.
• A blues lineup of Big Ray & the Motor City Kings, Jason Bone & the Pocket Aces and the Big Al Blues Band populates Callahan’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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Duke Robillard joins Jim McCarty & Friends for guitar pyrotechnics at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Callahan’s Music Hall in Auburn Hills. Tickets are $20 and $25. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
• Former “American Idol” 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.
• Grosse Pointe’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.
• 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
• 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.
• Gin Blossoms celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hit album “New Miserable Experience” 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• British electronic trio Above & Beyond, with Luttrell opening, plays Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
• 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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