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Concert Weekend: Slayer, Eddie Money, John Waite, Kool Moe Dee and more...
 

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

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Thrash metal titans Slayer headbang for what they say will be one last time, joined by Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27, in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy., Sterling Heights. Tickets are $49.50-$79.50 pavilion, $29.50 lawn. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.

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• Eddie Money, along with son Dez Money & the Faze and Tripper, plays his annual Memorial Day weekend Friday (May 25) show at 7:30 p.m. at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets are $34.50 pavilion, $10 lawn. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.

• Marc Cohn, Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki, and more perform at the second Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival, running through Sunday, May 27, at the Berman Theatre, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. Tickets vary per show. Call 248-661-1900 or visit theberman.org/musicfest for details.

• The Grand Rapids fusion group Desmond Jones and Strange Majik play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.

• The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Martin Rev and Universal Eyes — a combination of Detroit’s Universal Indians and Wolf Eyes — are among the highlights for this year’s 3rd Annual Trip Metal Fest, 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, at El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit. A $20 donation is suggested at the door. Visit elclubdetroit.com.

• Headbangers Emmure, Varials, Losers, As We Divide and Ascendence team up for a heavy night on Friday, May 25, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 advance, $22 day of show. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Frankenmuth’s favorite sons, Greta Van Fleet, plays the last of its three sold-out shows at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., on Friday, May 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• A trio of local favorites — the Dirk Kroll Band, Carolyn Striho and Chris Canas — join forces for a show on Friday, May 25, at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.

• Indie rockers the Decemberists, with Eleanor Friedberger, play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Hill Auditorium on the U-M campus in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $35-55. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.

• Uuh Yeah Dude: The Podcast Live drops into Ferndale on Saturday, May 26, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 248-544-1991 or visit the magicbag.com.

• Monsieur Guilluame & His Zydeco Hepcats bring a Cajun-flavored party to Otus Supply in Ferndale at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Tickets are $5. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.

• A full day’s worth of up-and-coming local musicians will populate Bled Fest 2018, on Saturday, May 26, at the Hartland Performing Arts Center, 9525 Highland Road, Howell. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35-$95. Call 810-626-2150 or visit thecrofoot.com.

• Old School is in the house when Hip Hop Smackdown 5! — with Kool Moe Dee, EPMD, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Erick B. & Rakim and more — plays Saturday, May 26, at the Fox Theatre 2211 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $37.50-$125. Call 313-471-6611 or visit 313Presents.com.

• Orquesta La Inspiracion opens Detroit’s Palmer Woods Music In Homes concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26; the address will be provided with ticket purchases. Call 313-891-2514 or visit palmerwoods.org or details.

• We Do This!! and the Underground Vinyl Record Shop have curated two nights of hip-hop — with Kris Wadswroth, DJ Head, Big Joe Hix and more — at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit. Tickets are $5 per night. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.

• John Waite of the Babys and “Missing You” fame performs Sunday, May 27, at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 248-544-1991 or visit the magicbag.com.

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