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Concert Weekend: JLo, Weird Al, Snoop Dogg, 311 and Dirty Heads, and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Following her "All I Have" Las Vegas residency, Jennifer Lopez makes her first metro area concert appearance when her It's My Party: The Live Celebration Tour drops in at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5. Lopez will be joined by "World of Dance" finalists Swing Latino, Briar Nolet and The Lab. Tickets $49.95+ at 313-471-700 or 313Presents.com.



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There'll be some high times as Dirty Heads and 311, with the Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill, play at 5:45 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets $26 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Weird Al Yankovic marries his polkas and parodies with a full orchestra for the first time ever at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester Hills. Tickets $30 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Dixon's Violin fiddles about at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion; $18 at 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.



Rap icon Snoop Dogg celebrates the 25th (actually 26th) anniversary of his "Doggystyle" debut album with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St. at Chene, Detroit. Warren G and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony also perform; $100 seats remain at 313-393-0292 or thearetha.com.



The New collective, featuring Elzhi, Monica Blaire and Eboi Crazy, throws down at 9 p.m. Friday, July 5 at El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; $15 advance, $20 day of show; elclubdetroit.com.



Sublime with Rome celebrates its 10th year with SOJA and Common Kings at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6 in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Pkwy., Sterling Heights. $33 and up 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



More than two dozen acts including Boys of Fall, Kurt Travis, Emarosa, Eyes Set To Kill, Boys of Fall and more will perform as part of the inaugural Renedgade Fest, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St, Pontiac; $25, 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



Michigan multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jake Allen takes the stage Saturday, July 6, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion; $18, 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.



Tank and Lyfe Jennings sing R&B at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Detroit; $36-$66, 313-393-0292 or thearetha.com.



It'll smell like teen spirit when Nirvana-Tribute to Nirvana plays at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; $10 advance, $15 at the door. Come as you are. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



The rap trio 85 South Show Live beats 'n' rhymes Saturday, July 6, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m.; $65 and $55 at 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



The nine-member beat-making troupe Detroit Lines celebrates the release of its first compilation, "Hit My DMS," at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at El Club, Detroit; $10 advance, $15 at the door, elclubdetroit.com.



Things will be shaking Sunday night, July 7, when the Temperance Movement and Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, plus Thomas Wynn & the Believers, perform in The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $28 at 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



The Walter Trout Band brings its rockin' brand of blues to town Sunday, July 7 at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. The Mike Wheeler Band opens. Tickets $25 advance, $25 day of show, 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



Sarah Shook & the Disarmers and Sunny War close the holiday weekend with a night of Americana at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; $20 at 724-761-1818 or theark.org.

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