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Concert Weekend: Nick Jonas, Bettye LaVette, B'Jazz Vespers, Drew Schultz and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia, @GraffonMusic on Twitter

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Seasonable or not, the outdoor concert schedule kicks off this weekend when pop hitmaker Nick Jonas plays a special show for Oakland University at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on campus. Tickets are $60 and $40 pavilion, $25 lawn with discounts for OU students. Visit 313Presents.com.

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• It’s tribute weekend at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Kick — The INXS Experience offers a new sensation and more on Friday, April 13. Tickets are $15. Then the all-female Lez Zeppelin brings a whole lotta love on Saturday, April 14. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 8 p.m. both nights at 22920 Woodward Ave. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• The Ben Miller Band travels from Missouri to play at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men open. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussuply.com.

• Euge Groove, Keiko Matsui and Peter White team up for A Jazzy Night Like This at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $30-$69. Call 586-268-3200 or visit andiamoitalia/showroom.

• British rockers the Darkness bring their big show on Friday night, April 13, 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.

• Celtic Women convene for their Homecoming show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $49-$109. Call 313-471-3465 or visit 313Presents.com.

• Intocable brings its norteńo sound to the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., on Friday, April 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39-$129. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• Grammy award-nominated Cuban jazz pianist Fabian Almazan performs his suite “Alcanza” with a string quartet from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in The Cube at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15 and $49. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.

• Contemporary organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter plays at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Detroit’s Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave. Tickets are $50 and $30. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

• Percussionist to the stars (the Four Tops, Temptations, Aretha Franklin) Drew Schultz will record a live EP and talk about his career during a “Motown In LOTown” show at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $20. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.

• Sixteen bands will perform on three stages for Vote With Your Wallet 2018, a concert benefitting the local charities Girls Rock Camp, Hope Inc., Six Feet Over/Suck It Suicide! and the Ruth Ellis Center on Saturday, April 14 at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit thecrofoot.com.

• The Purple Xperience plays Prince at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $25-59. Call 586-268-3200 or visit andiamoitalia/showroom.

• Cleveland funksters Broccoli Samurai — whose name alone should be enough to get you to go — play at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. Chirp opens. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussuply.com.

• Nashville’s Moon Taxi gets “Two High” on Saturday, April 14, at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre. Handgrenades also plays. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• The soul troupe Durand Jones & the Indications perform Saturday, April 14, in the Underground at DIME, 1265 Griswold St., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show. Call 313-223-1600 or visit thecrofoot.com.

• Britain’s Moose Blood makes the trip across the pond to play with Lydia and Souvenirs, on Saturday, April 14, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $19.99 and $26.123. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• The leaders of Fruit Bats (Eric D. Johnson) and Vetiver (Andy Cabic) play solo at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $20. Call 734-761-1800 or visit theark.org.

• Detroit great Bettye LaVette sings from her new Bob Dylan tribute album, “Things Have Changed,” and more at a sold-out show Sunday, April 15, at the Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. Call 313-887-8500 or visit musichall.org.

• The Tony Camilletti Quartet pays tribute to Tony Bennett at this month’s B’Jazz Vespers, taking place at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at First Baptist church of Birmingham, 300 Willits St. Admission is free with a collection taken for the musicians. Call 248-644-0550 or visit firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

• The indie folk troupe the Weepies celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its “Hideaway” album on Sunday, April 15, at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

• Fresh off tours with Demi Lovato, Train and more, A.J.R. brings its The Click Tour to town on Sunday, April 15, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Tickets are $19.50 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• The New York jam/jazz fusion quartet Tauk struts its stuff Sunday, April 15, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $15. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Americana great Rodney Crowell gets intimate at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Ark In Ann Arbor. Jedd Hughes opens. Tickets are $40. Call 734-761-1800 or visit theark.org.

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