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Concert Weekend: Isley Brothers, Michigan Music Festival, G. Love, Dead Again and more...
 

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

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It's been 60 years since "Shout," so a perfect time to twist and shout with onetime Motown favorites the Isley Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Tickets $63 and up. Call 313-237-7711 or visit motorcitycasino.com.



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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is back on the road this weekend, playing Beethoven, Stravinsky and Saint Saens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Berman Center in West Bloomfield; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Plymouth First United Methodist Church; 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Kirk in the Hills in Bloomfield Hills; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe. Tickets are $25, 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials play two nights of blues, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2015 South Blvd. Tickets $25 and $20, 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.



Pontiac's Pancho Villa's Skull blends mariachi and punk on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10, 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



Royal Oak's Crashing Cairo joins forces with No Alarms for a show on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $23, 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



The Way Down Wanderers from Peoria, Ill., play with Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets are $12 in advance, $17 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.







The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Pops plays the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack Friday through Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $24-$115, 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Pancho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz band, with Detroit native James Carter, pay tribute to John Coltrane at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $19-$99, 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Israeli electronic rockers Infected Mushroom come to play Friday, Jan. 18 at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets $28, 313-961-8358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Mountain Heart plays bluegrass and more at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $35, 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Ten local bands including Dead Silent, Squatch, Buried With Sincerity, Elsie Binx and more perform as part of the Michigan Music Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets $15, 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



The Michigan Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Again celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $15, 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



After The Money Is Gone celebrates the release of its new album Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



The CYE Chamber Ensembles present a recital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Allesee Hall inside the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Admission is free; 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



G. Love & Special Sauce pour it on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25, 313-961-8358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Singer-songwriter Arlo McKinley brings his brand of Americana to the Ark in Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets $10, 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Massachusetts headbangers Four Year Strong, along with Elder Brother, Bearings and Nathan Hardy, rock out Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $18, 313-961-8358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Locals Shari Kane and Dave Steele are joined by Britain's Red Tail Rising at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets $20, 734-761-1818 or theark.org.

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