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Music Weekend: ELO, Alice Cooper, Tony Lucca, Pig & Whiskey and more...
 

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

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It's a festive weekend for music lovers. The three-day Detroit Island Music Festival starts at 1 p.m. each day at Hart Plaza with Blues and Barbecue starring Bobby Rush on Friday, July 19, a Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration with tribute bands on Saturday, July 20 and A British Invasion day with more tribute acts on Sunday, July 21. Admission is free. VIP tickets are available. detroitislandmusicfestival.net...In Ferndale nearly 20 acts -- including Electric Six, the Verve Pipe and Laith Al-Saadi -- will play for free at Pig & Whiskey, Friday through Sunday in the area between Nine Mile Road and Troy Street east of Woodward Avenue, with afterparties at the Loving Touch. pigandwhiskeyferndale.com...And out at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and the Zac Brown Band headline this year's Faster Horses festival Friday through Sunday. $215-$650. fasterhorsesfestival.com Also Playing:



Moscow's Leonid & Friends, the only officially endorsed Chicago tribute act, blows its own horns at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19 at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. Fourteen Mile Road, Warren. $28-$62. 586-268-3200 or visit andiamoitalia.com.



Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash returns for a solo show at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19,







British rockers the Struts and Glorious Sons rock on Friday, July 19, at the Fillmore Detroit. 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. $20-$59.50. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



Former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner performs at the Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, on the plaza behind the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Admission is free. gmrencen.com.



The Australian trio Chase Atlantic performs with Lauren Sanderson on Friday, July 19, at Saint Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6:30p.m. $20 and $38. 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Wale, Mo Beatz, DJ Slick B and more perform as part of Dussepalooza on Friday, July 19 at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $35-$55. 313-833-9700 majesticdetroit.com.



King's X will rock hard on Friday, July 19, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. $25. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



Ann Arbor's The Ark hosts a Stage on Main through Saturday, July 20 at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. theark.org for times and performer info.

British rockers the Struts and Glorious Sons rock on Friday, July 19, at the Fillmore Detroit. 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. $20-$59.50. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



Former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner performs at the Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, on the plaza behind the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Admission is free. gmrencen.com.



The Australian trio Chase Atlantic performs with Lauren Sanderson on Friday, July 19, at Saint Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6:30p.m. $20 and $38. 313-961-8961 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Wale, Mo Beatz, DJ Slick B and more perform as part of Dussepalooza on Friday, July 19 at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $35-$55. 313-833-9700 majesticdetroit.com.



King's X will rock hard on Friday, July 19, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. $25. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



Ann Arbor's The Ark hosts a Stage on Main through Saturday, July 20 at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. theark.org for times and performer info.



Detroit's own Alice Cooper brings Halestorm and Motionless in White along for his concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. $29.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.

Jeff Lynne's ELO makes its second consecutive summer visit, with Beatles progeny Dhani Harrison opening this time, at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena. $49.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Oakland County native Tony Lucca, of "The Mickey Mouse Club" and "The Voice" fame, comes home for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Matt Hires opens. $30. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Bear Grillz, Bandlez, Computa and more will be part of Bass on the Block!, kicking off at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. $30. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



A cadre of great Motor City bassists -- led by Kern Brantley and including Stevie Wonder's Nathan Watts -- celebrate Detroit Bass Day starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 in Aretha's Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 313-887-8500 or musichall.org.



Hit the wayback machine with Psychedelic Furs and James, joined by Dear Boy, on Saturday, July 20 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 7 p.m. $35-$65. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.



The Carvin Jones Band from Phoenix comes to light things up with Doctor Detroit at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. $20 advance, $25 at the door. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



Soulful singer and songwriter Van Hunt and The Katy perform Saturday, July 20 at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. 418. 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



Austin, Texas' hot Black Pumas perform with Los Coast on Saturday, July 20, at El Club, 4140 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $15 advance, $17 at the door. eclubdetroit.com.



The Gipsy Kings and Simi present a night of international sounds on Saturday, July 20, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $25-$99.50. thefillmoredetroit.com.



Tamia, Kool Moe Dee and Doug E. Fresh will commemorate of Beacon Park's second anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Admission is free. DTE BeaconPark.com.



Baroness and Torche get heavy on Saturday, July 20, at the Majestic Theatre, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $25 advance, $28 day of show. 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango offer hard rock nostalgia on Saturday, July 20 at the Token Lounge, Westland.$20. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



The Sad Summer Festival features the Maine, Mayday Parade, the Wonder Years and 18 others start at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in Pontiac. $10-$39. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



Britain's Belle & Sebastian come across the pond for a show on Sunday, July 21, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors at 7 p.m. $36-$66. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.

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