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Concert Weekend: Yes, Jethro Tull, Parmore, Logic and more...
 

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

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It’s a golden anniversary weekend for a couple of British rock stalwarts. Yes celebrates its 50th year with a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets start at $49.50. Jethro Tull follows with its own celebration at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy., Sterling Heights. Tickets start at $30. Call 313-471-6611 or visit 313Presents.com for both.

Also Playing:

• Paramore, Foster The People and Soccer Mommy team up for a night of modern rock at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com. (Note; Foster The People will play around 11:30 p.m. at Detroit’s Outer Limits Lounge, 5507 Caniff, following performances by the Octopus and the Paybacks. Cover is $10. Visit outerlimitslounge.com.)

• Seattle’s rootsy Kuinka and the local Holly Bernt Band play at 8 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussuply.com.

• British rock veteran Nick Lowe teams once again with Los Straitjackets for a Quality Rock & Roll Revue on Friday, June 29, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Pi Power Trio also performs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$60. Call 313-061-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Hip-hop hitmaker Logic, along with NF and Kyle, throws down at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Tickets start at $25. Call 313-471-6611 or visit 313Presents.com.

• The Old School soul of Keith Sweat, SWV, En Vogue and more is on parade at the Mix 92.3 Summer Breeze show at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 313-471-6611 or visit 313Presents.com.

• Saxophonist David McMurray of Was (Not Was) and Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Truck Band plays a free show with his quintet at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit. Call 313-494-5800 or visit thewright.org.

• Jeff Buckley’s former manager promotes his new book with a special “From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye: Dave Lory Remembers Jeff Buckley,” telling stories and playing unreleased music from the late singer-songwriter’s career on Saturday, June 30, at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35. Call 313-061-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• The soul will be smooth when the Whispers, the Dramatics and Midnight Star sing at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Chene Park Amphitheatre, Chene and Atwater streets, Detroit. Tickets are $36-$51. Call 800-745-3000 or visit cheneparkdetroit.com.

• The Kris Kurzawa Group plays a night of Led Zeppelin music with singer Barbara Payton on Saturday, June 30, at Black Lotus Brewing Co., 1 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-577-1876 or visit blacklotusbrewery.com.

• Singer-songwriter Sam Lewis, who’s worked with Leon Russell, Chris Stapleton and many more, pays a visit at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30, to the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.

• Singer-songwriters Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case are a potent pairing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the Oakland University campus in Rochester Hills. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 313-471-6611 or visit 313Presents.com.

• Texas bluesman Johnny Nicholas, an Ann Arbor fixture during the ’70s, returns to celebrate the re-release of his 1978 debut album “Too Many Bad Habits” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Ark. Tickets are $20. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.

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