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Concert Weekend: MC50, Luke Bryan, Detroit-A-Go-Go, Kyle Pavone Foundation and more...
 

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

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Wayne Kramer's MC50 returns home to kick out the jams twice this weekend. The all-star troupe starts on Friday, Oct. 26, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St. Doors at 7 p.m. Detroit Cobras open. $35. Call 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com. The Saturday, Oct. 27, show at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., with the Detroit Cobras and Easy Action, is sold out. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



Also Playing:

• Luke Bryan brings his big What Makes You Country Tour to Detroit's Ford Field at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, with Sam Hunt and Jon Pardi opening. Tickets are $39.75-$358 at 313-262-2222 or fordfield.com.



• Detroit A-Go-Go, five nights of soul music by Kim Weston, the Elgins, the Reflections, Gino Washington and more, runs through Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Hotel St. Regis, 3701 W. Grand River Blvd., Detroit. $35-$100. detroitagogo.com.



• Three stages of local bands, 15 in all, dress up to play some of their favorites at Creepy Cheapy X1 on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets $1-$15 at 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



• "The Voice" singer Cole Vosbury is part of the Lovers Duo, performing at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $18 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



• DJ Psycho spins for the Purple Masquerade at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets $5 at 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



• Chicago-bred guitarist J.D. Simo plays at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $15 and $20 at 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.



• After blowing away the crowd at this year's Mo Pop festival, the hip-hop collective Brockhampton returns for as how at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. $39.50 advance, $42 day of show. Visit TheMasonic.com.



• Detroit's Civic Jazz Orchestra showcases its youthful lineup at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in The Cube at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $15 or free with Paradise Jazz membership. 313-576-5111 or dia.org.



• German pop hitmaker Alice Merton comes over to play Friday, Oct. 26, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



• Pianist Vikingur Olafsson performs Bach, Philip Glass and a tribute to Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at The Cube in the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $8-$39 at 313-576-5111 or dia.org.



• Veteran jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker leads his band Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. Tickets are $15 at 313-882-5299 or dirtydogjazz.com.



• The French troupe Ensemble Variances performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission. Call 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.



• The Dallas instrumental band Polyphia performs Friday, Oct. 26, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Hail the Sun and Covet open. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 at 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



• Michigan rockers the Verve Pipe journey to Ann Arbor for an 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, show at the Ark, 316 S. Main St. Tickets are $40 and $28. Call 734-761-1451 or visit theark.org.



• Country singer Bryan White visits at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $30 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



• The Mike Ledbetter Blues Band pays tribute to Chicago greats at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills. Tickets are $15 and $20 at 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.



• Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits wake up early for a Rock O'Ween concert at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in The Cube at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $12 at 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers a "Halloween at Hogwarts" concert, with a costume contest and other pre-show activities, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $20-$30 at 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



• Local favorites the Ragbirds and Gasoline Gypsies team up for a show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



• It's vocal group magic as the Drifters, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and the Platters croon at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Tickets are $42-$58 at 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com.



• Kansas celebrates the 40th anniversary of its "Point of Know Return" album by playing it in its entirety at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets start at $45. Call 313-471-6611 or 313Presents.



• Country singer Cody Johnson brings six albums' worth of material to Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., on Saturday, Oct. 27, with Jobe Fortner opening. Doors at 8:30 p.m. $25 and $55. 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



• Joywave and Sir Sly rock on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



• San Francisco DJ Justin Martin is joined by Chuck Flask, Andrea Ghita and Dru Ruiz Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Magic Stick, Detroit. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



• Singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Ark, Ann Arbor. $20. 734-761-1451 or theark.org.



• The Kyle Pavone Foundation, honoring the late We Came As Romans singer, launches with the Promise Me Tribute on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Guest include members of August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail, Born of Osiris, Issues and more. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $15 at 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



• L.A. rapper Dom Kennedy headlines over a posse that includes Cozz, Jay 305 and Warm Brew on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28-$85. 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



• Emerson Lake & Palmer and Asia co-founder Carl Palmer brings his ELP Legacy show to the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland, on Sunday, Oct. 28. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$65 at 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



• Canadian Americana singer-songwriter Colter Wall, along with Ian Noe, plays Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



• Pop troubadour Steve Poltz brings his lively repertoire to The Ark in Ann Arbor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $20 at 734-761-1451 or theark.org.

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