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Concert Weekend: Jason Aldean, Post Malone, Avril Lavigne, STP and more...
 

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

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The outdoor concert season comes to a close this weekend with country star Jason Aldean joined by Tracy Lawrence, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets $35.50 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



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Cutting edge Latin musician Helado Negro performs at 7 and 8:30 Friday, Sept. 27, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission; 313-833-7900 or dia.org.



The Ohio Players and Cameo team up for some vintage R&B and hip-hop on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Doors at 5:30 p.m. $50; flagstarstrandtheatre.com.



Christian rockers For King and Country play at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, 779 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20-$200 at 734-487-8198 or EMUtix.com.



Stone Temple Pilots featuring former Clinton Township resident Jeff Gutt Rival Sons and Warbly Jets perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. Tickets $29.50 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Streelight Manifesto turns it on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $29 advance, $34 day of show at 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.



Jerry Garcia disciple Zach Nugent spends a Fire Disco Gospel weekend at in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 545 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Nugent plays at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. $40. He also plays a free show Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



Acrobat: The U2 Tribute pays homage Friday night, Sept. 27, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $12 at 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



Indie rock supergroup Elder Brother tops a bill on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $13 at 248-820-5596 or thelovingtouchferndale.com.



American songbook stylist Nathan Angelo plays at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $18 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Canadian rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco, supported by Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, headlines Friday, Sept. 27, at the Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $37-$40 at 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.



Sodown will keep the dance floor full on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Daily Bread, Wax Future and Eroy also spin. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $15 at majesticdetroit.com.



The Outlaws of Country pays tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and more on Friday, Sept. 27, in Joy Manor, 28999 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$25 at 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.



Small's in Hamtramck, 10339 Conant St., celebrates its 20th anniversary with two shows this weekend: Grande Nationals, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, $15; and Thirst Wave and Industrial Is Not Dead, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, $5. Call 313-873-1117 or visit smallsbardetroit.com.



Erin Zindle & the Ragbirds get roots at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, $20 at 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.



Founders Taproom's Outer Limits Party 2019 will benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank with a full tap of craft suds and performances by Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Handgrenades, ERNO and Jyarsch at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is $20 or $15 for Founders mug club members at 456 Charlotte St., Detroit, 313-335-3440 or foundersbrewing.com.



R&B stalwarts Eric Benet and Raheem DeVaughn join forces Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $50; flagstarstrandtheatre.com.



Japan's Shonen Knife comes across the Pacific for a show Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Magic Bag, Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. $35. 248-544-1881 or themagicbag.com.



Mark Pasman's latest Pazman Super Session will take over the Atomic Dawg Sausage Emporium, 2706 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is free; 248-398-3294 or atomicdawg.com.



Heartland rockers the Cerny Brothers play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Admission $18; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Avril Lavigne brings her first tour in five years to town at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $29.50 and up; 313-471-6611 or 313Presents.com.



Judah & the Lion roars into town for a show Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave.. Doors at 7 p.m. Flora Cash opens. $25-$45. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



The Internet's Steve Lacy brings his own show to town on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $33 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



The Big '80s Flashback Bash will feature performances by Red September, the Walkin' Talkin' Toxins, Konrad Lee and others, along with burlesque by Sophia Von Stardust, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Proceeds from the $6 cover benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.



Australian upstart Hayden James visits for a free show on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Magic Stick, Detroit. Doors at 9 p.m. Naations also performs; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



Singer-songwriter Greg Laswell sings songs you know and love from his "Covers II" album at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $20; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Heavy rockers Graveyard dig in on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Black Mountain opens. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25; 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



Rapper Post Malone, whose new album "Hollywood Bleeding" has been No. 1 for two weeks, plays at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Sawe Lee and Tyla Yaweh open. Tickets $53.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



"A Night with Janis Joplin" takes a deep look at the career and music of the late singer at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Tickets $19.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Dropkick Murphys and Clutch will rock Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$49.50; 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.



Philadelphia's Grayscale rocks with Belmont, Bearings and Rich People on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $17; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Rockin' country troupe the Shootouts aim and fire at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $15; 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.

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