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Concert Weekend: Jesse Palter, Hip Hop Smackdown, Ashanti, Thunderstruck and more...
West Bloomfield-raised singer-songwriter Jesse Palter comes home for a show supporting her latest album, "Paper Trail," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $20 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
The Andrew Collins Trio comes from Canada to play roots music at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $18 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
The Hen House Prowlers play bluegrass and other acoustic styles at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road. Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.
Thunderstruck pays tribute to AC/DC on Friday, Jan. 17, at Saint Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress St. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 and $25 at 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Pops series presents "The Vinyl Years," a classic rock show with concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $28-$100 at 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen performs at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free with museum admission. Call 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.
The Mersiv Sound Project brings electronic magic to the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Friday, Jan. 17. Mystic Grizzly and Spades also perform. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.
The hard-rocking power pop troupe Enuff Z'Nuff plays with Most Wanted on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road. Doors at 7:30 p.m., tickets $15 at 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.
Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips and Gin Blossoms' Chris Barron team up for a show at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $25 at 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
Dead Again keeps the Grateful Dead alive on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 at 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.
Billy Brandt & the Sugarees and Courtney Hurley partner for a show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.
Chicagos Dying in Designer sings and raps on Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Pike Room at the Crofoot complex, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Lil Xtra, 666chainz, Death Plus and noko are also on the bill. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 at 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
Much loved acts such as Lil' Kim, Fat Joe, Naughty By Nature, Too Short and Lil Boosie are part of the Hip Hop Smackdown at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $59 and up at 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.
Hard rockers The Almost headline a package with All Get Out, Ghost Atlas and Rowdy on Saturday, Jan. 18, in The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 and $38 at 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
Canadian pop up-and-comer Jordy (nιe Lemoine) will perform with Oston, Rock Wallace and Shay Rein at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Underground at DIME, 1265 Griswold St., Detroit. Tickets $10-$35 at 313-223-1600 or dime-detroit.com.
Jazz drummer Sean Dobbins and his trio perform a Jazz @ the Point show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville. Tickets $30 at 248-347-0003 or tippingpointtheatre.com.
Comic singer-songwriter Heywood Banks plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at The Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $25 at 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra plays a Mozart Birthday Bash at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $37-$75 at 734-668-8397 or a2so.com.
R&B hitmaker Ashanti will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Tickets $41-$55 at 866-782-9622 or soundboarddetroit.com.
Pop singer Greyson Chance holds forth Sunday, Jan. 19, at The Shelter, Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 and $45; tickets for postponed Nov. 30 show will be honored. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
The Ann Arbor Concert Band plays "Variants," a concert featuring works by Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, John Philip Sousa and others, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor. Tickets $10 and $5 at 734-668-8397 or michtheater.org.
The Detroit quartet the Timber of Cedar plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at The Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $20 at 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
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