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Concert Weekend: Uncle Kracker, Echo & the Bunnymen, Rick Ross, Natives of the New Dawn and more...
Uncle Kracker keeps the home fires burning at his eighth annual Thanksgiving Hangover Bash on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$55 at 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.
Detroit's Natives of the New Dawn reunites for a show, as well as a new album, at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Feral Ground opens. $15 advance, $20 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.
Bronx blues-rocker Popa Chubby settles in for two shows, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $35 and $30; call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
Singer-songwriter Howie Day returns to the area for a show at 8 p.m. Friday at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $30. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.
Echo & the Bunnymen brings back memories at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Enation opens. Tickets are $24.75-$125 at 313-961-5451 or thefilllmoredetroit.com.
The Metal Alliance Tour, with Goatwhore, the Causalities and more, roars in Friday, Nov. 23, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts a weekend of local favorites, with singer-songwriter Matt Watroba at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 ($20 and $30), boogie-woogie piano great Mr. B at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 ($20) and the family music duo Gemini at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 ($10). The Ark is at 316 S. Main St.; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.
Beth Nielsen Chapman and members of the Accidentals and Crane Wives team up for "A Powerful Night of Songs and Stories" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $30-$50. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.
After Funk comes from the Great White North (Toronto) to play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.
Rapper Rick Ross, with Lil Baby and City Girls, throws down at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Tickets are $60-$110 at 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.
Chicagoland rockers Real Friends headlines a bill with Boston Manor, Grayscale and Eat Your Heart out on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $20.99 and $33; 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
The Detroit Blues Heritage Series will host a free Detroit Funk Blues Blues showcase featuring Parliament-Fundadelic veterans Tony "T. Money" Green, Tony "Strat" Thomas, Deondre Charelle and others at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit. Call 313-831-1250 or visit scarabclub.org.
Stop Making Sense salutes Talking Heads on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $15 advance, $20 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
Michigans Lindsay Lou comes home from her current base of Nashville to perform with "very special guests" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets $25. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.
Canada's Crash Test Dummies celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hit album "God Shuffled His Feet" on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doorst at 7 p.m. Joe Jaber & the Last Divide open. $35. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
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