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Concert Weekend: Verve Pipe, Twiztid, Piano Guys, Jason Bonham and more...
Michigan favorites the Verve Pipe plays a concert for a Cause, benefiting the charity Fund a Life!, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Young Pioneer opens. $29-$45. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.
• The rap Twiztid hosts its fifth annual Twiztmas Party -- with the Eastside Mashup, AXE, Kosha Dillz and more -- on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Crofoot Complex, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors at 6:30 p.m. $1, or free with four canned goods. (248) 858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
• The local concept show "The Daedalus 2 Mission" celebrates the release of its companion album on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. $15. 248-546-3696 or lovingtouchferndale.com.
• The Crane Wives head over from Grand rapids to play at 8:30 p.m. Friday night, Dec. 7, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Chris Dupont opens. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.
• The Piano Guys return to blend pop and classical music on their Christmas Together Tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets start at $37.50. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Modern rockers the Front Bottoms and Manchester Orchestra team up on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. Shannen Moser opens. $32.50-$49.50. 313-961-5441 or thefilllmoredetroit.com.
• Eve 6 celebrates the 20th anniversary of its self-titled debut album on Friday, Dec. 7, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Party Nails opens. $28.313-961-9358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Pianist Cyrus Chesnutt plays "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-576-5111 or dso.org. $24-$110. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
• Tom Morello, the guitar hero from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage, brings his Atlas Underground Experience to Detroit's El Club, 4114 Vernor Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. $49.50. elclubdetroit.com or theark.org.
• Arabic pop singer Yasmine Hamdan performs as part of Friday Night Live! at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free with admission. 313-833-7900 or dia.org.
• The Ragbirds' annual Ebird and Friends Holiday Show runs through Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Ark, 316 Main St., Ann Arbor. $25-$50. 734-761-1451 or visit www.theark.org.
• Drummer Sean Dobbins and Friends play a Jazz Meets Dr. Seuss show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in The Cube inside the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $12. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
• The Canadian Brass trumpets its best with a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. $24-$48. 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com.
• Guitar ace Gary Hoey brings his annual Ho! Ho! Hoey! Rockin' Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. $55 and $50. 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.
• Philadelphia's Ghost Light rocks at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.
• Multi-instrumentalist Dave Bennet plays "Swing to Rock" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, 194 W. Nepessing St. 810-664-4824 or centerfortheartslapeer.org.
• Jason Bonham brings his Led Zeppelin Evening show to town Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $29.50-$75. 313-961-5441 or thefillmoredetroit.com.
• The Stomp Rockets, Rocket 455, Audra Kubat, Eddie Baranek and more perform as part of Stirling's Rock N' Roll Birthday Show, benefiting Windsor's CJAM radio station, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Northern Lights Lounge, 660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit. $8. 313-873-1739 or nothernlightslounge.com.
• Detroit guitar veteran Ron English celebrates the release of his new album "Dance/Cry/Dance" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Trinospheres, 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit. $10. 313-737-6606 or trinospheres.com.
• Lucinda Williams joins Charles Lloyd & the Marvels for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. $40-$54. 734-668-8397 or michtheater.org.
• Ingrid Michaelson and her trio play a Songs for the Season show, with Nenna Nicholls opening, on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. $59.50-$69.50. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.
• Will Downing sings the Soulful Sounds of Christmas, with Eric Benet guesting, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel 2901 Grand River Blvd., Detroit. Tickets are $37-$50. 313-309-4700 or soundboarddetroit.com.
• Rapper Riitz brings his Top Shelf Tour to Detroit's Saint Andrews Hall on Sunday, Dec. 9. Doors at 7 p.m. $28. 313-961-9358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin, with Vilray, performs Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. $21 and $51. 734-761-1451 or visit www.theark.org.
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