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Concert Weekend: Commissioned, John 5, Illenium, Brett Lucas and more...
 

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

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The Detroit-formed gospel supergroup Commissioned comes home as part of its Reunion Experience tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $25 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



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Grosse Pointe-raised John 5 guitar hero, songwriter and member of Rob Zombie's band comes home to play Friday, Nov. 1, at the Token Lounge, 28997 Joy Road, Westland. Jared Nichols James and Reverend Jack open. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25; 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.



The Bee Gees music is stayin' alive thanks to Bee Gees Gold, a tribute act playing at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren. Tickets $28-$62; 586-268-3200 or andiamoitalia.com/showroom.



Local singer and songwriter Carolyn Striho is launching "Detroit (Maiden Energy)," her new book of "street princess poems and lyrics" with a pair of weekend events. Striho will read, sign and perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the River's Edge Gallery, 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; artattheedge.com. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, she'll be at Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield Road, Oak Park; thebookbeat.com/backroom/news. Both events are free.



Long-lived Hershey, Pa., alt.rock quartet Blue Ocean rides a wave into Ferndale's Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., for a show Friday, Nov. 1. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $25; 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



Canadian singer-songwriter Chris "Old Man" Luedecke joins Aspen Jacobsen for a show at 8 p.m. Friday at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $18; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Major Dudes pays tribute to Steely Dan at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



Country stalwart Ryan Bingham plays with Jamestown Revival Friday, Nov. 1, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $33; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Pianist Joseph Palazzolo presents his "Warsaw Concerto," commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, with music and stories passed down from participants. Violinist Sonia Lee joins Palazzolo at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission; 313-833-7900 or dia.org.



Veteran and well-traveled singer-songwriter John Gorka is back at The Ark for an 8 p.m. show on Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets $20; 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.







Local guitar hero Brett Lucas celebrates the release of his new album, "Soul and Courage," with a show at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tosha Owens, releasing a new EP "Right Side of Love," is special guest. Tickets $15-$30 at 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



Local favorite Sean Blackman brings his Harmonious Wail to 20 Front Street in Lake Orion for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets $20 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Jason Alexander "Seinfeld's" snarky George Costanza and a Tony Award winner in "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" performs a pair of song and dance shows at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $32-$120 at 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



San Francisco MC Blimes Brixton joins Gifted Gab and Dave B. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Underground @ DIME, 1265 Griswold St., Detroit. Tickets $17; 313-223-1600 or dime-detroit.com.



Colors Worldwide presents an R&B Only "experience" Saturday, Nov. 2, at Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit Doors at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $29.99 and up at 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Illenium brings his brand of EDM, with help from Dabin and William Black, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $59.50-$62. TheMasonic.com.



Genre-blending Toro Y Moi and Channel Tres are on tap for a sold-out show Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m.; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



The LowDown Brass Band comes from Chicago to blast away at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $25-$45; 734-372-3200 or bluellamaclub.com.



Jay Ungar and Molly Madison play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $20 at 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox plays its jazzy versions of pop hits at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Tickets $48.50-$64.50; 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com.



Legendary blues-rock, troupe Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds plays Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Magic Bag, Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $30 at 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



4th Ave., formed by three contestants from ABC's "Boy Band," performs Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Pike Room at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors at 6 p.m. Call 248-858-9333 or visit thecrofoot.com.



Dixon's Violin returns for a show with Reaiah True of Mystic Dub and spoken word artist Elene at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets $12 at 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



The Decatur, Ill., electro pop duo Icon For Hire rolls in for a show on Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Loving Touch, 222634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $18-$79 at 248-820-5596 or thelovingtouchferndale.com.



Canadian singer J.J. Wilde brings her Wilde Eyes/Steady Hands Tour to town Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $12; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Americana couple Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison bring their repertoire to The Ark, Ann Arbor, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets $20 at 734-761-1818 or theark.org.

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